History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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or countenance my doctrines
Towards the last of August I determined (in company with   and and my Br ) to visit the  church at Knowing the hostility of some  of the citizens of that place and having a great desire to  see our brethren there we prayed your our heavenly  Father to protect us and permit us to visit our friends  and return unmolested Our prayers aviled <prevailed> much with  God for on our arrival in the neighborhood we passed a large  company of men a number of whom were our most bitter enemies  at work on the public Highway They looked earnestly at us  but not knowing us permitted us to pass on unmolested  That evening we collected our friends to gather and confirmed  some of them partook of the sacrament and had much cause  to thank and praise the God of Our Salvation and sing Hos sanna to his name
Next morning we returned in  safety to our homes A few days afterward I learned from   who came to visit me that very shortly after  after we left the Mob collec our enemies collected about  his house demanding with much clamor if we were there  threatning the brethren and causing them much uneasiness  during all that day having heard of the  persecutions which raged in invited us to  remove to N,Y, Accordingly took  us to removed my famly, he having his waggon with  him Our friends at evinced much  pleasure and satisfaction at when we arrived  among them
To our great grief we soon learned that we must  not expect to be exempt from persecution even  in for we found that Satan had been  laying lying in wait to decieve and Seeking  whom he might devour even among our frends  Bro at [p. 90]
or countenance my doctrines
Towards the last of August I determined (in company with and and my Br ) to visit the church at Knowing the hostility of some of the citizens of that place and having a great desire to see our brethren there we prayed our heavenly Father to protect us and permit us to visit our friends and return unmolested Our prayers prevailed much with God for on our arrival in the neighborhood we passed a large company of men a number of whom were our most bitter enemies at work on the public Highway They looked earnestly at us but not knowing us permitted us to pass unmolested That evening we collected our friends to gather and confirmed some of them partook of the sacrament and had much cause to thank and praise the God of Our Salvation and sing Hossanna to his name
Next morning we returned in safety to our homes A few days afterward I learned from who came to visit me that very shortly after we left our enemies collected about his house demanding with much clamor if we were there threatning the brethren and causing them much uneasiness during all that day having heard of the persecutions which raged in invited us to remove to N,Y, Accordingly removed my famly, he having his waggon with him Our friends at evinced much pleasure and satisfaction when we arrived among them
To our great grief we found that Satan had been lying in wait to decieve and Seeking whom he might devour even among our frends at [p. 90]
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