History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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now see and hear
I now went in search of whom I found at a distance earnestly engaged in prayer
From him I learned that he had not yet obtained what he wished and I joined with him <in prayer> and immediately obtained a view of the Plates and he cried out in an ectasy ecstacy of joy “tis enough tis enough mine eyes have beheld mine eyes have beheld” and jumping up shouted hosanna and rejoiced exceedingly, having thus through the mercy of God thus obtained these glorious manifestations It now remained for these individuals to obey the command which they had recieved
Acordingly they drew up and subscribed the following testimony
Be it known unto all nations kindreds tongues and people unto whom this work shall come that we through the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ have seen the plates which contains this record which is a record of the people of Nephi and also of the Lamanites their brethren and also of the people of Jared who came from the tower of which hath been spoken and we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God for his voice hath declared it unto us: wherefore we know of a surety it that the work is true
And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates and they have been shown to us by the power of God and not of man [p. 46]
now see and hear
I now went in search of whom I found at a distance earnestly engaged in prayer
From him I learned that he had not yet obtained what he wished and I joined with him in prayer and immediately obtained a view of the Plates and he cried out in an ecstacy of joy “tis enough tis enough mine eyes have beheld mine eyes have beheld” and jumping up shouted hosanna and rejoiced exceedingly, having through the mercy of God thus obtained these glorious manifestations It now remained for these individuals to obey the command which they had recieved
Acordingly they drew and subscribed the following testimony
Be it known unto all nations kindreds tongues and people unto whom this work shall come that we through the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ have seen the plates which contains this record which is a record of the people of Nephi and also of the Lamanites their brethren and also of the people of Jared who came from the tower of which hath been spoken and we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God for his voice hath declared it unto us: wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true
And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates and they have been shown to us by the power of God and not of man [p. 46]
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