History, circa 1841, fair copy

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Susquehanna, Co, P,a, which had been discovered  by the Spaniards and had previous to my hiring  with him, been endeavoring to find it  He placed He placed me with the rest of his  hands dig[g]ing for Silver. At which I continued  to work nearly a month without success, when I  prevailed with the old to abandon the  undertaking. Hence arose the very prevalent story  of having been a money digger While thus employed  I boarded with Mr , where I first saw  my wife ( On the eighteenth day  of Jan. 1827 we were married I being yet in  the employ of
Persecution Still followed me and  and family were very much opposed to  the intended marriage I was therefore under  the necessity of taking her elsewhere: so we  went to and were married at the house of Esqr Tar bill [Zechariah Tarble] in South Bainbridge Chenango Co N Y  Immediately after my marriage I returned  to my ’s and farmed with him that season
Although At length the time arrived for  obtaining the plates Urim and Thummin  and Breast Plates. On the 22 day of sept 1827 having  went as usual to the place where they were deposited. the same  heavenly Messengers delivered them up to me with the charge  that I should be responsible for them— that if I should let  them go carelessly or through neglect I should be cut off  But if I should use all my endeavors to preserve  them I until he should <call for> preserve them they be  should be protected The reason why I had received  such charges soon became evident [p. 11]
Susquehanna, Co, P,a, which had been discovered by the Spaniards and had previous to my hiring with him, been endeavoring to find it He placed me with the rest of his hands digging for Silver. At which I continued to work nearly a month without success, when I prevailed with the old to abandon the undertaking. Hence arose the very prevalent story of having been a money digger While thus employed I boarded with Mr , where I first saw my wife ( On the eighteenth day of Jan. 1827 we were married I being yet in the employ of
Persecution Still followed me and and family were very much opposed to the intended marriage I was therefore under the necessity of taking her elsewhere: so we went and were married at the house of Esqr Tarbill [Zechariah Tarble] in South Bainbridge Chenango Co N Y Immediately after my marriage I returned to my ’s and farmed with him that season
At length the time arrived for obtaining the plates Urim and Thummin and Breast Plates. On the 22 day of sept 1827 having went as usual to the place where they were deposited. the same heavenly Messengers delivered them up to me with the charge that I should be responsible for them— that if I should let them go carelessly or through neglect I should be cut off But if I should use all my endeavors to preserve them until he should call for them they should be protected The reason why I had received such charges soon became evident [p. 11]
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