History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim and also with Elias to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things or the restorer of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy Prophets since the world beegan concerning the last days: and also John the son of Zacharius which Zacharius he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son and his mane [name] should be John and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias: which John I have sent unto you my servants Joseph Smith Jr and to ordain you unto this first Priesthood which you have recieved that you might be called and ordained even as aron Aaron: and also Elijah unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse and also with Joseph and Jacob and Isace and Abraham your fathers by whom the promises remain: and also with Michel or Adam the father of all the prince of all the ancient of days
33 And also with peter and James and John whom I have sent unto you and confirmed you to be apostles and especial witnesses of my name and bear the keys of your ministry and of the same things which I revealed unto you them: unto whom I have committed the keys of <my> the kingdom and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times and for the fulness of times in which I will gather together in <one> all things both which are in heaven and which are on earth and also with all those whom my father hath given me out of the world: wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice and gird up your [p. 88]
containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim and also with Elias to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things or the restorer of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy Prophets since the world beegan concerning the last days: and also John the son of Zacharius which Zacharius he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son and his mane [name] should be John and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias: which John I have sent unto you my servants Joseph Smith Jr and to ordain you unto this first Priesthood which you have recieved that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron: and also Elijah unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse and also with Joseph and Jacob and Isace and Abraham your fathers by whom the promises remain: and also with Michel or Adam the father of all the prince of all the ancient of days
33 And also with peter and James and John whom I have sent unto you and confirmed you to be apostles and especial witnesses of my name and bear the keys of your ministry and of the same things which I revealed unto them: unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times and for the fulness of times in which I will gather together in one all things both which are in heaven and which are on earth and also with all those whom my father hath given me out of the world: wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice and gird up your [p. 88]
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