History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

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to carry the writings home. and exhibit them. and  desired me to enquire of the Lord, through the  Urim & Thummin; if he might do so. I did  enquire, and the answer was, that he must not.
He was not sattisfied with this answer,  and desired, that I would enquire again.  I did so, and the answer was as before.—
Still he could not be contented. and  insisted. that I should enquire. once more.
After much solicitation, I again enquired  of the Lord; and permission was granted.  was granted on certain conditions:— which  were that he should show them, only to his  brother, (,) his own , his  , his , and a , a Sister  of his . In accordance with this last  answer, I required of him. that he should bind  himself, in a covenant to me, in the most solemn  manner; that he would do as directed— He  bound himself, as I required of him. took the  writings, and went his way. Notwithstanding  the great restrictions, that had been laid upon  him; and the solemn covenent, which he had  made with me; he did show them to others;  and by stratagem, they were taken from  him: and they never have been recovered—
In the meantime, I went to visit my  s family, at , After returning  to my place in , I was walking out, when  behold the former heavenly Messenger appea red, to and handed to me the Urim & Thum min again, (for they had been taken from  me because of having wearied. the Lord in  asking, that might take the  writings, that <which> he lost by transgression)— [p. 14]
to carry the writings home. and exhibit them. and desired me to enquire of the Lord, through the Urim & Thummin; if he might do so. I did enquire, and the answer was, that he must not.
He was not sattisfied with this answer, and desired, that I would enquire again. I did so, and the answer was as before.—
Still he could not be contented. and insisted. that I should enquire. once more.
After much solicitation, I again enquired of the Lord; and permission was granted. on certain conditions:— which were that he should show them, only to his brother, (,) his own , his , his , and , a Sister of his . In accordance with this last answer, I required of him. that he should bind himself, in a covenant to me, in the most solemn manner; that he would do as directed— He bound himself, as I required . took the writings, and went his way. Notwithstanding the great restrictions, that had been laid upon him; and the solemn covenent, which he had made with me; he did show them to others; and by stratagem, they were taken from him: and they never have been recovered—
In the meantime, I went to visit my s family, at , After returning to my place in , I was walking out, when behold the former heavenly Messenger appeared, and handed to me the Urim & Thummin again, (for they had been taken from me because of having wearied. the Lord in asking, that might take the writings, which he lost by transgression)— [p. 14]
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