History, circa 1841, fair copy

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natural death he might be raised in imm ortality in <unto> eternal life even as many as wo uld believe. And they that believe not  unto eternal damnation for they cannot  be redeemed from their spiritual fall bec ause they repent not for they will love darkness  rather than light and their deeds are evil and  they receive their wages of whom they list to obey
13 But behold I say unto you that little  children are redeemed from the foundation of  the world through mine only begotten wherefore  they cannot sin for power is not given unto satan  to tempt little childrens until they begin to bec ome accountable before me for it is given unto  them even as I will according to mine own pl easure that great things may be required at the  hands of their fathers.
14 And again I say unto you that whoso  having knowledge have I not commanded to  repent and he that hath not no understand ing it remaineth in me to do according as  it is written. And now I declare no more  unto you at this time Amen
This was sufficient to influence those who had  believed in the virtue of the stone to abandon  it and all things connected with it and when  conference convened we met together united in  sentiment and partook of the sacrament together  in love and fellowship.
At this conference we ordained many  to the ministry and confirmed several in their  faith. Before we parted we receivd the  following Revelation.
To and
1 Behold I say unto you that you have  feared man and not relied on me for strength as  you ought but your mind has been on the things [p. 97]
natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life even as many as would believe. And they that believe not unto eternal damnation for they cannot be redeemed from their spiritual fall because they repent not for they will love darkness rather than light and their deeds are evil and they receive their wages of whom they list to obey
13 But behold I say unto you that little children are redeemed from the foundation of the world through mine only begotten wherefore they cannot sin for power is not given unto satan to tempt little children until they begin to become accountable before me for it is given unto them even as I will according to mine own pleasure that great things may be required at the hands of their fathers.
14 And again I say unto you that whoso having knowledge have I not commanded to repent and he that hath no understanding it remaineth in me to do according as it is written. And now I declare no more unto you at this time Amen
This was sufficient to influence those who had believed in the virtue of the stone to abandon it and all things connected with it and when conference convened we met together united in sentiment and partook of the sacrament together in love and fellowship.
At this conference we ordained many to the ministry and confirmed several in their faith. Before we parted we receivd the following Revelation.
To and
1 Behold I say unto you that you have feared man and not relied on me for strength as you ought but your mind has been on the things [p. 97]
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