History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of thy property yea even part of <with> thy lands and all  save the support of thy family. Pay the debt thou  hast contracted with the printer. Release thyself  from bondage. Leave thy house and home except  when thou shalt desire to see thy family. And  speak freely to all: yea preach exhort declare  the truth even with a loud voice with a sound  of rejoicing crying hosanna! hosanna! blessed  be the name of the Lord God.
6 Pray always and I will pour out my spirit  upon you and great shall be your blessing yea  even more than if you should obtain treasures  of earth and corruptableness to the extent thereof.
Behold canst thou read this without rejoic ing and lifting up thy heart for gladness or  canst thou run about longer as a blind guide or  canst thou be humble and meek and conduct  thyself wisely before me yea come unto me thy  Savior. Amen.
We still continued while the book of  Mormon was in the hands of the printer to bear testim ony of the truth of the gospel delivered to us as  opportunity opportunities were presented to us on tuesday the sixth  day of April 1830 we met at the house of  for the purpose <of> organizing the church of church of Christ  of Christ according to commandment. Having commen ced by <with> solemn prayer to our heavenly Father we proceed ed (according to previous commandment) to  call on our bretheren in order to ascertain whether if  they would accept us we would be accepted by  them as their spiritual teachers in the things perta ining to the kingdom of God; and were willing to  be organized as a church according to the comm andment that we had receivd. To these they [p. 65]
of thy property yea even part of with thy lands and all save the support of thy family. Pay the debt thou hast contracted with the printer. Release thyself from bondage. Leave thy house and home except when thou shalt desire to see thy family. And speak freely to all: yea preach exhort declare the truth even with a loud voice with a sound of rejoicing crying hosanna! hosanna! blessed be the name of the Lord God.
6 Pray always and I will pour out my spirit upon you and great shall be your blessing yea even more than if you should obtain treasures of earth and corruptableness to the extent thereof.
Behold canst thou read this without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for gladness or canst thou run about longer as a blind guide or canst thou be humble and meek and conduct thyself wisely before me yea come unto me thy Savior. Amen.
We still continued while the book of Mormon was in the hands of the printer to bear testimony of the truth of the gospel delivered to us as opportunities were presented on tuesday the sixth day of April 1830 we met at the house of for the purpose of organizing the church of Christ according to commandment. Having commenced with solemn prayer to our heavenly Father we proceeded (according to previous commandment) to call on our bretheren in order to ascertain if we would be accepted by them as their teachers in things pertaining to the kingdom of God; and were willing to be organized as a church according to the commandment that we had receivd. To these they [p. 65]
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