History, circa 1841, fair copy

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  • Historical Introduction
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No sooner was it known that I had them than  the most strenuous exertions were made to get them from  me; persecution became more bitter and multitudes were  on the alert to get them from me. But by the wisdom  of God they remained safely in my hands until  I accomplished all that was requ[i]red. when the  Messenger called for them I delivered them to  him in whose charge they now are The excite ment still continued and rumor with her thousand  Toungues tongues was busy in circulating tales  about myself and s family and persecutions  became so intolerable that I was compelled to leave   and go to Susquehan[n]ah Co P,a
While preparing to start (being very poor) in the midst  of our afflictions we found a friend in  a farmer of respectability residing in Wayne  Co N, Y, who presented me with fifty Dollars to assist  us in our afflictions, by the assistance of which I  was enabled to reach the place of my destination in   and commence copying the charactars of  the plates I copied quite a number of them and  translated them by the assistance of the Urim  and Thummim Some time in the month  of Febuary came to our place got the  characters and carried them to the  On his return he gave me me the following  particulars “I went to the and pres ented the charactars and translation of them to   celebrated for his literary  attainments [p. 12]
No sooner was it known that I had them than the most strenuous exertions were made to get them from me; persecution became more bitter and multitudes were on the alert to get them from me. But by the wisdom of God they remained safely in my hands until I accomplished all that was required. when the Messenger called for them I delivered them to him in whose charge they now are The excitement still continued and rumor with her thousand tongues was busy in circulating tales about myself and s family and persecutions became so intolerable that I was compelled to leave and go to Susquehannah Co P,a
While preparing to start (being very poor) in the midst of our afflictions we found a friend in a farmer of respectability residing in Wayne Co N, Y, who presented me with fifty Dollars to assist us in our afflictions, by the assistance of which I was enabled to reach the place of my destination in and commence copying the charactars of the plates I copied quite a number of them and translated them by the assistance of the Urim and Thummim Some time in the month of Febuary came to our place got the characters and carried them to the On his return he gave me me the following particulars “I went to the and presented the charactars and translation of them to celebrated for his literary attainments [p. 12]
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