History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1 And now behold my servant behold I say unto you him that as I live I will that he shall declare my gospel and learn of me and be meek and lowly in heart and that which I have appointed unto him is that he shall go with my servants and into the wilderness among the Lamenites; and also shall go with them and I myself will go with them and be in their midst and I am their advocate with the Father and nothing shall prevail. And they shall give heed to that which is written and pretend to no other revelation and they shall pray always that I may unfold them to their understanding and they shall give heed unto these words and trifle not and I will bless them Amen
Immediately after recieving this revelation preperations were made for the departure of the brethren to the far west A copy of the revelations we had recieved were given them
They according bade adieu to their friends and in the month of Oct departed commenced their jou[r]ney preaching by the way—lifting up their voice and proclaimng the everlasting gospel in the different towns and villages through which they passed whenever the[y] found an opportunity
On their arrival at Geauga Co Ohio they called upon Mr an a Preacher of the sect called Camp[b]ellites with whom <had some acquaintance> It is hoped that the reader will notice that here commences ’s acquaintance with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as well as that of the book of Mormon The assertions of our ene notwithstanding our enemies assert that he was the authour author of that Book [p. 101]
1 And now behold my servant behold I say unto him that as I live I will that he shall declare my gospel and learn of me and be meek and lowly in heart and that which I have appointed unto him is that he shall go with my servants and into the wilderness among the Lamenites; and also shall go with them and I myself will go with them and be in their midst and I am their advocate with the Father and nothing shall prevail. And they shall give heed to that which is written and pretend to no other revelation and they shall pray always that I may unfold them to their understanding and they shall give heed unto these words and trifle not and I will bless them Amen
Immediately after recieving this revelation preperations were made for the departure of the brethren to the far west A copy of the revelations we had recieved were given them
They according bade adieu to their friends and in the month of Oct commenced their journey preaching by the way—lifting up their voice and proclaimng the everlasting gospel in the different towns and villages through which they passed whenever they found an opportunity
On their arrival at Geauga Co Ohio they called upon Mr a Preacher of the sect called Campbellites with whom had some acquaintance It is hoped that the reader will notice that here commences ’s acquaintance with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as well as that of the book of Mormon notwithstanding our enemies assert that he was the author of that Book [p. 101]
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