History, circa 1841, fair copy

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must have no object in view <or> and be influenced by  no <any> other motive than the building up of his king dom, otherwise I could not get them. Then he  ascended up into heaven and I was left to wonder  upon what I seen Imediately after the third departure  of the messenger the cock crew and I found day  was approaching, so that our interviews must  have lasted the whole night I shortly after rose  from my bed and went to the usual labors of the day  but found my strength so exhausted as to render me entirely  unable to labor My who was with me discovered  my weakness and told me to go home. In attempting to do  so while getting ove[r] the fence my strength entirely  failed me and I fell helpless on the ground for a  time unconscious of anything The first that I can recoll ect was a voice calling me by name I looked and beheld  the same messenger messenger standing over me surrou nded by light as before
He again related all that he had spoken the previous  night, and commandments I had received commanded  me to tell my of the vision I had received  and commandments I had received I returned  back to the field and to rehearsed the whole matter  to my the whhole matter He replied to me  that it was of God advising me to obey the command ments I had recieved I then went to the place where the  messenger told me the plates were deposited, and owing  to the destinctness of the vision I had concerning  it I knew the place the instant I arrived  there. Convenient to the villiage of   Ontario Co NY stands [p. 9]
must have no object in view or be influenced by any other motive than the building up of his kingdom, otherwise I could not get them. Then he ascended up into heaven and I was left to wonder upon what I seen Imediately after the third departure of the messenger the cock crew and I found day was approaching, so that our interviews must have lasted the whole night I shortly after rose from my bed and went to the usual labors of the day but found my strength so exhausted as to render me entirely unable to labor My who was with me discovered my weakness and told me to go home. In attempting to do so while getting over the fence my strength entirely failed me and I fell helpless on the ground for a time unconscious of anything The first that I can recollect was a voice calling me by name I looked and beheld the same messenger standing over me surrounded by light as before
He again related all that he had spoken the previous night, and commanded me to tell my of the vision and commandments I had received I returned back to the field and rehearsed to my the whhole matter He replied to me that it was of God advising me to obey the commandments I had recieved I then went to the place where the messenger told me the plates were deposited, and owing to the destinctness of the vision I had concerning it I knew the place the instant I arrived there. Convenient to the villiage of Ontario Co NY stands [p. 9]
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