History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of these deeds of violence. And a young man by the  name of of the same denomination impiously  swore out the first warrant against me
But during all this persecution and rage of our enemi[e]s  we had much to console us and strengthen us in our  faith The church at were very anxious  that we should again visit them and (wife of ) had a dream which  enabled her to say that we would visit them that day  which actually came to pass for <in> a few hours afterwards  we actually arrived. This circumstance served to  confirm us in the <our> faith concerning dreams and visions  in the last days as foretold by the prophets Joel  And although we were compelled to fly from our  enemies yet we felt confident that we should come off  victorious as we for we were not fighting our own  battles but were fighting those of the Lord Great  I Am
Shortly after I retu our return home  we recieved the following Commandments July 1830
1 Behold. thou wast called and chosen to  write the Book of Mormon and to my ministry  and I have lifted thee up out of thine afflictions  and have counselled thee that thou hast been  delivered from all of thine enemies and thou hast  been delivered from the <powers> hands of Satan and  from darkness. Nevertheless thou art not excusable  in thy transgressions: nevertheless go thy way and sin no  more
2 Magnify thine office; and after thou hast  sown the fields and secured them go quickly unto  the church which is in , and   and they shall support the[e]; and I will  bless them both spiritually and temporally. but  if they recieve thee not I will send upon them a cursing [p. 82]
of these deeds of violence. And a young man by the name of of the same denomination impiously swore out the first warrant against me
But during all this persecution and rage of our enemies we had much to console us and strengthen us in our faith The church at were very anxious that we should again visit them and (wife of ) had a dream which enabled her to say that we would visit them that day which actually came to pass for in a few hours afterwards we arrived. This circumstance served to confirm us in our faith concerning dreams and visions in the last days as foretold by the prophet Joel And although we were compelled to fly from our enemies yet we felt confident that we should come off victorious for we were not fighting our own battles but were fighting those of the Great I Am
Shortly after our return home we recieved the following Commandments July 1830
1 Behold. thou wast called and chosen to write the Book of Mormon and to my ministry and I have lifted thee up out of thine afflictions and have counselled thee that thou hast been delivered from all thine enemies and thou hast been delivered from the powers of Satan and from darkness. Nevertheless thou art not excusable in thy transgressions: nevertheless go thy way and sin no more
2 Magnify thine office; and after thou hast sown the fields and secured them go quickly unto the church which is in , and and they shall support thee; and I will bless them both spiritually and temporally. but if they recieve thee not I will send upon them a cursing [p. 82]
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