History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A few days afterwards I learned from s who came to visit me that very shortly  after we left our enemies collected about his house  demanding with much clamor if we were there  threatning the bretheren and causing them much  uneasiness during all that night day.
having heard of the persecutions  which raged in invited us to  remove to N.Y. Accordingly removed my family he having his wa ggon with him. Our friends at  evinced much pleasure and satisfacttion when  we arrived among them.
To our greaf [great] grief we found that satan had  been lying in wait to deceive and seeking whom  he might devour even among our friends at .
Bro. had got possession of a  stone by which he had obtained several revel ations relative to the building up of Zion the  order of the Church &c &c all of which were  at variance with the order of Gods. house as laid  down in the New Testament as well as in our  late revelations. I thought it wise to do  nothing more than to converse with the bretheren  on that subject until conference which was  to meet on the first of Sept. following. Finding  however that many (especially the Whitmer family  and ) were believing the things set  forth by this stone we thought it best to  inquire of the Lord concerning it and obtained  the following revelation
1 Behold I say unto thee that it  shall be given unto thee that thou shalt be  heard by the church in all things whatsoever  thou shalt teach them by the comfo[r]ter concer[n]ing  the revelations and commandments which I  have given
2 But behold verily verily I say unto thee [p. 90]
A few days afterwards I learned from s who came to visit me that very shortly after we left our enemies collected about his house demanding with much clamor if we were there threatning the bretheren and causing them much uneasiness during all that day.
having heard of the persecutions which raged in invited us to remove to N.Y. Accordingly removed my family he having his waggon with him. Our friends at evinced much pleasure and satisfacttion when we arrived among them.
To our greaf [great] grief we found that satan had been lying in wait to deceive and seeking whom he might devour even among our friends at .
Bro. had got possession of a stone by which he had obtained several revelations relative to the building up of Zion the order of the Church &c &c all of which were at variance with the order of Gods. house as laid down in the New Testament as well as in our late revelations. I thought it wise to do nothing more than to converse with the bretheren on that subject until conference which was to meet on the first of Sept. following. Finding however that many (especially the Whitmer family and ) were believing the things set forth by this stone we thought it best to inquire of the Lord concerning it and obtained the following revelation
1 Behold I say unto thee that it shall be given unto thee that thou shalt be heard by the church in all things whatsoever thou shalt teach them by the comforter concerning the revelations and commandments which I have given
2 But behold verily verily I say unto thee [p. 90]
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