History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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This manifestation of the power of God was witnessed by many to their great astonishment and satisfaction
And as may be expected influenced them to believe of become the members of the church of Christ
Soon after this occurence occurrence I returned to when I found that that the appearance of the book of Mormon “(The stick of Joseph in the hands of Ephraim”) had created great opposition and persecution to those the believers in its authenticity
But truth had sprung out of the earth and rightiousness had looked down from heaven consequently we feared none of <our> opponents and continued to preach and give information to such as desired. do During the last of May came and was baptized by . On the first day of June 1830 we held our first conference as an organized Church, which consisted of about thirty members besides many <others> who attended for the purpose of learning to learn respecting for the purpose of obtaining a knowledge of our doctrine.
Having opened by prayer, and <then and> singing <sung> an appropriate hymn, we partook of the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ—
We then proceeded to confirm those who had recently been baptized; and ordained several to the various offices of the Priesthood, Much instruction was given at this time and the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner was poured out upon us some propecied whilst others had the heavens opened to their view and were so overcome that we were <under the necessity of laying> compelled compeled to lay them on beds or other convenient places. was among <one of> those that were put out upon beds thus taken care of and among whom was [p. 72]
This manifestation of the power of God was witnessed by many to their great astonishment and satisfaction
And as may be expected influenced them to become the members of the church of Christ
Soon after this occurrence I returned to when I found that the appearance of the book of Mormon “(The stick of Joseph in the hands of Ephraim”) had created great opposition and persecution to the believers in its authenticity
But truth had sprung out of the earth and rightiousness had looked down from heaven consequently we feared none of our opponents and continued to preach and give information to such as desired. During the last of May came and was baptized by . On the first day of June 1830 we held our first conference as an organized Church, which consisted of about thirty members besides others who attended for the purpose of obtaining a knowledge of our doctrine.
Having opened by prayer, and sung an appropriate hymn, we partook of the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ—
We then proceeded to confirm those who had recently been baptized; and ordained several to the various offices of the Priesthood, Much instruction was given at this time and the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner was poured out upon us some propecied others had the heavens opened to their view and were so overcome that we were under the necessity of laying them on beds or other convenient places. among whom was [p. 72]
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