History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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No sooner was it known. that I had them than the most strenuous exertions. were made. to get them from me. persicution became more bitter; & multitudes were on the alert. to get them from me.— But by the wisdom of God. they remained safely in my hands. until. I accomplished all that was required, when the Messenger called for them, I delivered them to him in whose charge they <now> are now kept.
The excitement still continued. and rumor with her thousand tongues was busy in circulating them tales. about myself. and ’s family.— and persecution. became so intolerable. that I was compeled to leave . and go to Susquehannah. Co,. Pa..— While preparing to start. (being very poor.) in the midst of our afflictions. we found a friend in a Gent. by the name of ; who presented me with fifty dollars who was a farmer of respectibility. residing in . Wayne. Co. N Y. who presented me with fifty dollars, to assist us in our afflictions; by the assistance of which. I was enabled to reach to reach the place of my destination. in , and commenced copying the characters of the plates.—
I copied quite a number of them— and <translated them> by the assistance. of the Urim & Thummin— Sometime in the month Feb. came, to our place. got the characters. and <carried> started with them to the City. of
On his return. he gave me the following particulars.
“I went to the City of and presented the characters. and the translation of them. to . a Gent celebrated for his literary attainments. [p. 12]
No sooner was it known. that I had them than the most strenuous exertions. were made. to get them from me. persicution became more bitter; & multitudes were on the alert. to get them from me.— But by the wisdom of God. they remained safely in my hands. until. I accomplished all that was required, when the Messenger called for them, I delivered them to him in whose charge they now are .
The excitement still continued. and rumor with her thousand tongues was busy in circulating tales. about myself. and ’s family.— and persecution. became so intolerable. that I was compeled to leave . and go to Susquehannah. Co,. Pa..— While preparing to start. (being very poor.) in the midst of our afflictions. we found a friend in ; a farmer of respectibility. residing in . Wayne. Co. N Y. who presented me with fifty dollars, to assist us in our afflictions; by the assistance of which. I was enabled to reach the place of my destination. in , and commence copying the characters of the plates.—
I copied quite a number of them— and translated them by the assistance. of the Urim & Thummin— Sometime in the month Feb. came, to our place. got the characters. and carried them to the City. of
On his return. he gave me the following particulars.
“I went to the City of and presented the characters. and the translation of them. to . celebrated for his literary attainments. [p. 12]
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