History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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be in Zion with all your soul from henceforth yea you shall ever open your mouth in my cause not fearing what man can do for I am with you Amen.
At the same time and place we received the following for
1 My Son blessed [are] you because of your faith in my work. Behold you have had many afflictions on account of your family nevertheless I will bless you and your family yea your little ones and the day cometh that they will believe and know the truth and be one with you in my church
2 Lift up your heart and rejoice for the hour of your mission is come and your tongue shall be loosed and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation You shall declare the things which have been revealed to my servant Joseph Smith Jr. You shall begin to preach from this time forth yea to reap in the field, which is white already to be burned, Therefore thrust in your sickle with all your soul and your sins are forgiven you and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your back for the laborer is worthy of his hire
Wherefore your family shall live
3 Behold verily I say unto you go from there <them> only a little while time and declare my word and I will prepare a place for them yea I will open the hearts of the people and they will receive you
And I will establish a church by your hands and you shall strengthen them and prepare them against the time when they shall be gathered. Be patient in afflictions revile not against those that revile. Govern your house in meekness and be steadfast
4 Behold I say unto you that you shall be [p. 99]
be in Zion with all your soul from henceforth yea you shall ever open your mouth in my cause not fearing what man can do for I am with you Amen.
At the same time and place we received the following for
1 My Son blessed are you because of your faith in my work. Behold you have had many afflictions on account of your family nevertheless I will bless you and your family yea your little ones and the day cometh that they will believe and know the truth and be one with you in my church
2 Lift up your heart and rejoice for the hour of your mission is come and your tongue shall be loosed and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation You shall declare the things which have been revealed to my servant Joseph Smith Jr. You shall begin to preach from this time forth yea to reap in the field, which is white already to be burned, Therefore thrust in your sickle with all your soul and your sins are forgiven you and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your back for the laborer is worthy of his hire
Wherefore your family shall live
3 Behold verily I say unto you go from them only a little time and declare my word and I will prepare a place for them yea I will open the hearts of the people and they will receive you
And I will establish a church by your hands and you shall strengthen them and prepare them against the time when they shall be gathered. Be patient in afflictions revile not against those that revile. Govern your house in meekness and be steadfast
4 Behold I say unto you that you shall be [p. 99]
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