History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • 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 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 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 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]
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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