History, circa 1841, fair copy

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by Jesus Christ while upon the earth. Some time  afterwards in the same month (being the month of  April) I receivd the following Revelation given  at N. Y. in consequence of some des iring to unite with the Church, without rebaptism
1 Behold I say unto you that all old coven ants have I caused to [be] done away in this thing and  this is a new and an everlasting covenant even that  which was from the beginning.— Wherefore although  a man should be baptized a hundred times it ava ileth him nothing; for you cannot enter in at the  straight gate by the law of Moses neither by your  dead works for it is because of your dead works  that I have caused this last covenant and this  church to be built up unto me even as in days of old.
Wherefore enter ye in at the straight gate as I have  commanded and seek not to counsel your God Amen
At the same time and   being anxious to know their  respective duties respecting this work I inquired  of the Lord and received for them the following  Revelation
1 Behold I speak unto you a  few words behold thou art blessed and art under  no condemnation. Beware of pride lest thou sh ouldst enter into temptation. Make known  thy calling unto the Church and also before the  world; and thy heart shall be opened to preach  the truth from henceforth and forever Amen [p. 68]
by Jesus Christ while upon the earth. Some time afterwards in the same month (being the month of April) I receivd the following Revelation given at N. Y. in consequence of some desiring to unite with the Church, without rebaptism
1 Behold I say unto you that all old covenants have I caused to [be] done away in this thing and this is a new and an everlasting covenant even that which was from the beginning.— Wherefore although a man should be baptized a hundred times it availeth him nothing; for you cannot enter in at the straight gate by the law of Moses neither by your dead works for it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me even as in days of old.
Wherefore enter ye in at the straight gate as I have commanded and seek not to counsel your God Amen
At the same time and being anxious to know their respective duties respecting this work I inquired of the Lord and received for them the following Revelation
1 Behold I speak unto you a few words behold thou art blessed and art under no condemnation. Beware of pride lest thou shouldst enter into temptation. Make known thy calling unto the Church and also before the world; and thy heart shall be opened to preach the truth from henceforth and forever Amen [p. 68]
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