History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

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Susquehannah, Co, Pa. which had been dis covered by the Spaniards. and had previous  to my hiring with him. been endeavouring to  find it: He placed me with the rest of his  hands. digging for silver: At which. I contin ued to work. nearly a month, without succ ess; when I prevailed with the old gentlemen gentleman  to <abandon> cease the undertaking. <T>hence arose the  very prevalent story. of my having been a money  digger— While being the thus employed. I boar ded with Mr. . where I first saw  my wife. (his daughter .). On  the eighteenth <day> of Jan. 1827. we were married.  I being yet in the employ of
Persecution still followed me, and & family were very much opposed of <to>  an intermarriage with me <to the intended marriage>. I was there fore under the necessity. of taking her  elsewhare: so we went and were married. at  the house of a Esq Tarbill [Zechariah Tarble]. in south. bain bridge. Chenango. Co.. N Y I Immedi ately after my marriage. I returned to my  s. and farmed with him that season—
At length the time arrived for obtaining  the plates. Urim & Thummin. & Breast plate.
On the 22d. day of Sept.. 182 1827. having  went as usual to the place where they were depo sited. the same havenly Messenger delivered  them up to me. with the charge. that I shou ld be responsible for them— that if I sho uld let them go carelessly. or through neglect.  I should be cut off. But if I should use  all my endeavouers. to preserve them. until  he should call for them. they should be pro tected. the The reason why I had receiv ed such charges soon became evident. [p. 11]
Susquehannah, Co, Pa. which had been discovered by the Spaniards. and had previous to my hiring with him. been endeavouring to find it: He placed me with the rest of his hands. digging for silver: At which. I continued to work. nearly a month, without success; when I prevailed with the old gentleman to abandon the undertaking. Thence arose the very prevalent story. of my having been a money digger— While thus employed. I boarded with Mr. . where I first saw my wife. ( .). On the eighteenth day of Jan. 1827. we were married. I being yet in the employ of
Persecution still followed me, and & family were very much opposed to to the intended marriage. I was therefore under the necessity. of taking her elsewhare: so we went and were married. at the house of a Esq Tarbill [Zechariah Tarble]. in south. bainbridge. Chenango. Co.. N Y Immediately after my marriage. I returned to my ’s. and farmed with him that season—
At length the time arrived for obtaining the plates. Urim & Thummin. & Breast plate.
On the 22d. day of Sept.. 1827. having went as usual to the place where they were deposited. the same havenly Messenger delivered them up to me. with the charge. that I should be responsible for them— that if I should let them go carelessly. or through neglect. I should be cut off. But if I should use all my endeavouers. to preserve them. until he should call for them. they should be protected. The reason why I had received such charges soon became evident. [p. 11]
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