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 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 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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