History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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  • Historical Introduction
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thy judgment be sent forth unto victory; and after this great tribulation let  thy blessing fall upon thy people, and let thy handmaid live till her soul  shall be satisfied in beholding the Glory of Zion; notwithstanding her present  affliction she shall yet arise and put on her beautiful garments, and be  the joy and glory of the whole Earth, therefore let your heart be comforted;  live in strict obedience to the of God, and walk humble  before him and he will exalt thee in his own due time. I will assure  you that the Lord has respect unto the offering you made. Brother   has just returned from his tour to the East, and gives us  great satisfaction as to his ministry, he has raised up a church of  about eighty-three members in that part of the Country, where his  friends live, in the State of ; many were through his  instrumentality, several cripples were restored, as many as twelve  that were afflicted came at a time from a distance to be healed;  he and others administered in the name of Jesus, and they were made  whole, thus you see, that the Laborers in the Lord’s Vineyard are laboring  with their mights, while the day lasts knowing the night soon cometh  when no man can work. (see page 345)

Addenda, Note A • 8 November 1832

Note A. About the 8th. of November I received a visit from , , and from Mendon, Munroe County, New York.  They spent four or five days at , during which we had many  interesting moments. At one of our interviews, Brother , and   spoke in Tongues, which was the first time I had heard this  Gift among the brethren, others also spoke, and I received the Gift myself.  Brother is a great man, but is a greater, and the time  will come when he will preside over the whole . (see page 240)

Addenda, Note B • 25 May 1833

Note B. May the 25, 1833. My uncle and family  arrived in , from New York, my uncle being  an Elder in the church, and his wife and eldest son , a lad of fifteen were members; they being the first  of my father’s relatives who obeyed the gospel. page 297.

Addenda, Note C • 1805–1820

Note C. was born July 12th, 1771, in Topsfield, <Essex county> Massachusetts:  his father Asael Smith, was born March 7th 1744 in Topsfield <Massachusetts>  his father Samuel Smith was born Jan’y 26th 1714 in Topsfield, Massachusetts  his father Samuel Smith was born Jan’y 26th 1666, Topsfield  his father Robert Smith came from England. page 1. [p. 2 [addenda]]
thy judgment be sent forth unto victory; and after this great tribulation let thy blessing fall upon thy people, and let thy handmaid live till her soul shall be satisfied in beholding the Glory of Zion; notwithstanding her present affliction she shall yet arise and put on her beautiful garments, and be the joy and glory of the whole Earth, therefore let your heart be comforted; live in strict obedience to the of God, and walk humble before him and he will exalt thee in his own due time. I will assure you that the Lord has respect unto the offering you made. Brother has just returned from his tour to the East, and gives us great satisfaction as to his ministry, he has raised up a church of about eighty-three members in that part of the Country, where his friends live, in the State of ; many were through his instrumentality, several cripples were restored, as many as twelve that were afflicted came at a time from a distance to be healed; he and others administered in the name of Jesus, and they were made whole, thus you see, that the Laborers in the Lord’s Vineyard are laboring with their mights, while the day lasts knowing the night soon cometh when no man can work. (see page 345)

Addenda, Note A • 8 November 1832

Note A. About the 8th. of November I received a visit from , , and from Mendon, Munroe County, New York. They spent four or five days at , during which we had many interesting moments. At one of our interviews, Brother , and spoke in Tongues, which was the first time I had heard this Gift among the brethren, others also spoke, and I received the Gift myself. Brother is a great man, but is a greater, and the time will come when he will preside over the whole . (see page 240)

Addenda, Note B • 25 May 1833

Note B. May the 25, 1833. My uncle and family arrived in , from New York, my uncle being an Elder in the church, and his wife and eldest son , a lad of fifteen were members; they being the first of my father’s relatives who obeyed the gospel. page 297.

Addenda, Note C • 1805–1820

Note C. was born July 12th, 1771, in Topsfield, Essex county Massachusetts: his father Asael Smith, was born March 7th 1744 in Topsfield Massachusetts his father Samuel Smith was born Jan’y 26th 1714 in Topsfield, Massachusetts his father Samuel Smith was born Jan’y 26th 1666, Topsfield his father Robert Smith came from England. page 1. [p. 2 [addenda]]
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