History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of the truth of book of Mormon the doctrine of repentance for the remission of sins and laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost &c &c
Among the many present at this meeting was one , Sister of ’s who became convinced of the truth by us. Short time previous to which the Rev. [John] Shearer who considered himself her pastor made her a visit and endeavored to prevail upon her to leave her ’s house and go with him to her father’s house who lived several miles from ’s. To effect this he resorted to stratagem saying that her brother was waiting at a certain place for her to accompany him home After going a short distance she discovered his falshood and After goin refused to go any further
Upon this he laid hold of her to compel her to go with him but with the assistance of her she forced him to desist nothing daunted however he went to her father and by misrepresentation induced the old gentleman to give him power of attorney which he served on her person at the close of our meeting on the sabbath of which we have spoken and carried her away against her will. All his labor was in vain for in a short time she was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Early on the following morning we repaired the dam and baptized the following persons, To Wit, , and Wife, and wife[,] and [,] [,] and [,] Levi Hale [Hall][,] and . Before he had finished the mob began to collect and shortly after we had retired, amounted to upwards of fifty men. [p. 74]
of the truth of book of Mormon the doctrine of repentance for the remission of sins and laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost &c &c
Among the many present at this meeting was one , Sister of ’s who became convinced of the truth by us. Short time previous to which the Rev. John Shearer who considered himself her pastor made her a visit and endeavored to prevail upon her to leave her ’s house and go with him to her father’s house who lived several miles from ’s. To effect this he resorted to stratagem saying that her brother was waiting at a certain place for her to accompany him home After going a short distance she discovered his falshood and refused to go any further
Upon this he laid hold of her to compel her to go with him but with the assistance of her she forced him to desist nothing daunted however he went to her father and by misrepresentation induced the old gentleman to give him power of attorney which he served on her person at the close of our meeting on the sabbath of which we have spoken and carried her away against her will. All his labor was in vain for in a short time she was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Early on the following morning we repaired the dam and baptized the following persons, To Wit, , and Wife, and wife, and , , and , Levi Hale Hall, and . Before he had finished the mob began to collect and shortly after we had retired, amounted to upwards of fifty men. [p. 74]
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