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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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before, and he felt happy in the midst of a people  who had every disposition to promote his welfare.
Under these pleasing circumstances and enjoying  this full tide of prosperity, he hardly thought, that  for his attachment to truth, he would soon see  the prospect blasted, and himself and family reduced  to a more humble situation than before.
October 1830, continued
At this time, it being in the fall of A.D. 1830,  Elders , , and  , called at that town, on their way to the  western boundaries of the State of , testifying  to the truth of the “Book of Mormon”, and that the Lord had  raised up a prophet, and restored the .)
<x> Previous to this Elder <Mr> had been a preacher  in the same church with Elder and resided in  the town of , Lorain Co. in that State, and had  been sent into the State of on a mission,  where he became aquainted with the circumstances of  the coming forth of the book of Mormon, and was in troduced to Joseph Smith Junr. and other’s of the . After listening to the testimony  of the witnesses, and reading the “Book” he became  convinced that it was of God, and that the principles  which they taught were the principles of truth, he  was then and shortly after was  an and began to preach, and from that time  became a streneous advocate of the truth.
Believing there were many in the church with whom  he had formerly been united who were honest seekers  after truth, induced him while on his journey to  the west, to call upon his friends and make known  the great things which the Lord had brought to pass.<0 See 4 lines below— This being>
<*> The first house in at which they called was Elder  s, and after the usual salutations presented  him with the Book of Mormon, stating that it was  a revelation from God. <x> <see 2 paragraphs above—> <o> This being the first time he <>  had ever heard of or seen the Book of Mormon, he felt  very much surprised at the assertion, and replied  that he had their Bible which he believed was a revelation from [p. 72]
before, and he felt happy in the midst of a people who had every disposition to promote his welfare.
Under these pleasing circumstances and enjoying this full tide of prosperity, he hardly thought, that for his attachment to truth, he would soon see the prospect blasted, and himself and family reduced to a more humble situation than before.
October 1830, continued
At this time, it being in the fall of A.D. 1830, Elders , , and , called at that town, on their way to the western boundaries of the State of , testifying to the truth of the “Book of Mormon”, and that the Lord had raised up a prophet, and restored the .)
x Previous to this Mr had been a preacher in the same church with and resided in the town of , Lorain Co. in that State, and had been sent into the State of on a mission, where he became aquainted with the circumstances of the coming forth of the book of Mormon, and was introduced to Joseph Smith Junr. and other’s of the . After listening to the testimony of the witnesses, and reading the “Book” he became convinced that it was of God, and that the principles which they taught were the principles of truth, he was then and shortly after was an and began to preach, and from that time became a streneous advocate of the truth.
Believing there were many in the church with whom he had formerly been united who were honest seekers after truth, induced him while on his journey to the west, to call upon his friends and make known the great things which the Lord had brought to pass.0 See 4 lines below— This being
* The first house at which they called was s, and after the usual salutations presented him with the Book of Mormon, stating that it was a revelation from God. x see 2 paragraphs above— o This being the first time had ever heard of or seen the Book of Mormon, he felt very much surprised at the assertion, and replied that he had the Bible which he believed was a revelation from [p. 72]
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