History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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We found the people of , in the main friendly and disposed to inquire into the truth of these strange things which were being noised abroad and many opened their houses to us so that we might have an opportunity of meeting with our friends and obtain instruction— We met from time to time at this place and found mayny m[a]ny that were willing to hear us and anxious to find out truth as in Christ Jesus and apparently willing to obey the Gospel. In this month (June) and my brother were baptized in Seneca Lake
From this time henceforth many became believers and were baptized whilst we continued to instruct those as many as <who> applied for information.
We had learned during the work of translation that the Lord would provide three special witnesses to whom he would show the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated that they (the witnesses) should bear record of the same see Book of Mormon 1st Edition page [blank] second edition [blank]
Immediately after we had made this discovery it occured to and (the latter having come to inquire ascertain our progress in the work) that the Lord would permit them to become these witnesses accordingly they became very solicitous that I should inquire of the Lord respecting it which I did and obtained the following Revelation [5 lines blank] [p. 43]
We found the people of , in the main friendly and disposed to inquire into the truth of these strange things which were being noised abroad and many opened their houses to us so that we might have an opportunity of meeting with our friends and obtain instruction— We met from time to time at this place and found many that were willing to hear us and anxious to find out truth as in Christ Jesus and apparently willing to obey the Gospel. In this month (June) and my brother were baptized in Seneca Lake
From this time many became believers and were baptized whilst we continued to instruct those who applied for information.
We had learned during the work of translation that the Lord would provide three special witnesses to whom he would show the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated that they (the witnesses) should bear record of the same see Book of Mormon 1st Edition page [blank] second edition [blank]
Immediately after we had made this discovery it occured to and (the latter having come to ascertain our progress in the work) that the Lord would permit them to become these witnesses accordingly they became very solicitous that I should inquire of the Lord respecting it which I did and obtained the following Revelation [5 lines blank] [p. 43]
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