History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

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<unhallowed> course to stop the progress of truth The sabbath  agreeably to appointment in on the sabbath preached and we bore testimony of the  truth of the book of Mormon the doctrine  of repentance and for the remission of sins and  laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost  &c &c. Among the many present at this meeting  was one sister of ’s   who became convinced of the truth as preached  by us.
Short time previous to which the who considered himself her pastor made  her a visit and endeavored to prevail upon  her to leave her ’s house and go with him to  her father’s who lived several miles from ’s to effect this he resorted to strata gem saying that her brothers was waiting at a  certain place for her to <accompany him home> go home with him  after going a short distance she discovered his  falshood and refused to go any further,
Upon this he laid hold of her to compel  her to go with him but with the assistance of  her she compeled <forced> him to desist nothing  daunted however he went to her father and  by misrepresentations induced the old gent leman to give him a power of attorney which  he served on her person at the close of our mee ting on the sabbath of which we have spoken  and carried her away against her will. however  all his labor was in vain for in a short time  she was baptized and confirmed a member of  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day  Saints Early on the following morning we repaired  the dam and baptized the following persons  To wit, and [p. 74]
unhallowed course to stop the progress of truth agreeably to appointment on the sabbath preached and we bore testimony of the truth of the book of Mormon the doctrine of repentance for the remission of sins and laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost &c &c. Among the many present at this meeting was one sister of ’s who became convinced of the truth preached by us.
Short time previous to which the who considered himself her pastor made her a visit and endeavored to prevail upon her to leave her ’s house and go with him to her father’s who lived several miles from ’s to effect this he resorted to stratagem saying that her brother was waiting at a certain place for her to accompany him home after going a short distance she discovered his falshood and refused to go any further,
Upon this he laid hold of her to compel her to go with him but with the assistance of her she forced him to desist nothing daunted however he went to her father and by misrepresentations induced the old gentleman to give him a power of attorney which he served on her person at the close of our meeting on the sabbath of which we have spoken and carried her away against her will. all his labor was in vain for in a short time she was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Early on the following morning we repaired the dam and baptized the following persons To wit, and [p. 74]
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