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 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 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 commenced by <with> solemn prayer to our heavenly Father we proceeded (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 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]
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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