History, circa 1841, fair copy

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  • Historical Introduction
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brther . From him we afterwards  learned that he felt no weakness but that his heart  was filled with love when suddenly a visision of futurity  opened to his view. He saw heaven opened and  beheld Jesus Christ seated at the right hand of the  Majesty on high; and it was manifested to him  that he should be permitted to enter into his presence  and enjoy his society for ever and ever. Such  scenes as these were calculated to inspire our hearts  with joy and awe for that Almighty Being who  in his great wisdom had called us to be instrum ents by which he would bestow upon this generati on in these last days the inestimable blessing of the  gospel preached in its fullness. Shortly after  conference baptized the following  persons in Sineca Lake, Viz.
   , and . Shortly after I  (accompanied by my ) and again visited where we found a number believing the  gospel and anxious to obey. We appointed a  meeting for the following Sabbath <and on the afternoon> of Saturday er ected a dam acr[o]ss a small stream of water for  purpose of attending to the ordinance of baptism  but during the night a mob collected and tore  down the dam which thwarted our intentions.
We afterwards learned that this mob had been  influenced by certain sectarian priests who fear ing that their craft was in jeopardy, pursued this  unhallowed course to stop the progress of truth
Agreeably to appointment, on the sabbath   preached, and we bore testimony [p. 73]
brther . From him we afterwards learned that he felt no weakness but that his heart was filled with love when suddenly a visision of futurity opened to his view. He saw heaven opened and beheld Jesus Christ seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high; and it was manifested to him that he should be permitted to enter into his presence and enjoy his society for ever and ever. Such scenes as these were calculated to inspire our hearts with joy and awe for that Almighty Being who in his great wisdom had called us to be instruments by which he would bestow upon this generation in these last days the inestimable blessing of the gospel preached in its fullness. Shortly after conference baptized the following persons in Sineca Lake, Viz.
, and . Shortly after I (accompanied by my ) and again visited where we found a number believing the gospel and anxious to obey. We appointed a meeting for the following Sabbath and on the afternoon of Saturday erected a dam across a small stream of water for purpose of attending to the ordinance of baptism but during the night a mob collected and tore down the dam which thwarted our intentions.
We afterwards learned that this mob had been influenced by certain sectarian priests fearing that their craft was in jeopardy, pursued this unhallowed course to stop the progress of truth
Agreeably to appointment, on the sabbath preached, and we bore testimony [p. 73]
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