History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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6 Pray always and I will pour out my spirit upon you and great shall be your blessing yea even more than if you should obtain treasures of earth and corruptableness to the extent thereof.
Behold canst thou read this without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for gladness or canst thou run about longer as a blind guide or canst thou be humble and meek and conduct thyself wisely before me Yea come unto me thy Savior Amen.
We still continued while the book of Mormon was in the hands of the to bear testimony of the truth of the gospel delivered to us as opportunity presented. On tuesday the sixth day of April 1830. we met at the house of for the purpose of organizing the church of Christ according to commandment. Having commenced with solemn prayer to our heavenly Father we proceeded (according to previous commandment) to call on our bretheren in order to ascertain if we would be accepted by them as their teachers in things pertaining to the kingdom of God; and were willing to be organized as a church according to the commandments that we had received. To these they unanimously consented.
I then laid my hand upon and ordained him an elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and immediately afterwards he ordained me to the office of an elder of the same church.
We then laid our hands upon each member [p. 65]
God.
6 Pray always and I will pour out my spirit upon you and great shall be your blessing yea even more than if you should obtain treasures of earth and corruptableness to the extent thereof.
Behold canst thou read this without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for gladness or canst thou run about longer as a blind guide or canst thou be humble and meek and conduct thyself wisely before me Yea come unto me thy Savior Amen.
We still continued while the book of Mormon was in the hands of the to bear testimony of the truth of the gospel delivered to us as opportunity presented. On tuesday the sixth day of April 1830. we met at the house of for the purpose of organizing the church of Christ according to commandment. Having commenced with solemn prayer to our heavenly Father we proceeded (according to previous commandment) to call on our bretheren in order to ascertain if we would be accepted by them as their teachers in things pertaining to the kingdom of God; and were willing to be organized as a church according to the commandments that we had received. To these they unanimously consented.
I then laid my hand upon and ordained him an elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and immediately afterwards he ordained me to the office of an elder of the same church.
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