History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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bror. . From him we afterwards lea rned that he felt no weakness but that his heart  was filled with love when suddenly a vision of  futurity opened to his view he saw heaven opened  and beheld the Lord Jesus Christ seated at the  right hand of the majesty on high and it was  manifested to him that he should be permitted  to enter into his presence and enjoy his society for  ever and ever such scenes as these were calcu lated to inspire our hearts with joy and awe for  that Almighty Being who in his great wisdom  had called us to be instruments by which he  would bestow <upon this generation> in these last days the inesti mable blessing of the gospel and its gifts  preached in its fullness. Shortly after con ference baptized the follo wing persons in Seneca Lake, viz,   ,     and . Shortly  after I (accompanied by my ) and again  visited where we found a nu mber beleiving the gospel and anxious to obey
We appointed a meeting for following sabbath and  on the afternoon of saturday erected a dam across the  a small stream of water for the purpose of attending  to the ordinance of baptism but during the night  a mob collected and tore down the dam which pre vented us thwarted our intentions. We afterwards  learned that this mob had been influenced by cer tain sectarian priests who feared <fearing> that their craft  was in danger in jeopardy and pursued this [p. 73]
bror. . From him we afterwards learned that he felt no weakness but that his heart was filled with love when suddenly a vision of futurity opened to his view he saw heaven opened and beheld the Lord Jesus Christ seated at the right hand of the majesty on high and it was manifested to him that he should be permitted to enter into his presence and enjoy his society for ever and ever such scenes as these were calculated to inspire our hearts with joy and awe for that Almighty Being who in his great wisdom had called us to be instruments by which he would bestow upon this generation in these last days the inestimable blessing of the gospel preached in its fullness. Shortly after conference baptized the following persons in Seneca Lake, viz, , and . Shortly after I (accompanied by my ) and again visited where we found a number beleiving the gospel and anxious to obey
We appointed a meeting for following sabbath and on the afternoon of saturday erected a dam across a small stream of water for the purpose of attending to the ordinance of baptism but during the night a mob collected and tore down the dam which thwarted our intentions. We afterwards learned that this mob had been influenced by certain sectarian priests fearing that their craft was in jeopardy pursued this [p. 73]
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