History, circa June–October 1839 [Draft 1]

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accordance with commandments and revelations, given by him to  ourselves, in these last days; as well as according to the order of the Church  of Christ, as found recorded in the New Testament.
Severals persons who attended this meeting, but who had <not> as yet been  baptized, came forward shortly after, and were received into the church  having on that occasion got entirely convinced of the truth of the work.  <Among th[e] rest , & >
Revelation page 176—& Revelation 178
 
On Sunday April 11th 1830, preached at <Mr.> <we held a public meeting by  appointment at> ’s [blank] Seneca Co. NY—, When  preached the first <real> public sermon, which was deliverd by any Elder <member> of our  Church, we had a crowded audience, And the same day he baptized  the following persons viz: , , Anne [Schott] Whitmer, , &  and Mary Page, And on the 18th of said month , —Richd. B. Peterson, and .
<Conference Jun 1rst>  June 10th 1830 baptized John Poorman,   and , , , , and , The last eleven were all baptized  in Seneca lake——
During this month of June <April>, I went in company with <on a visit>  to the residence of Mr —of —Broom Co. N.Y  with whom I had been formerly well acquainted, as well as with his family  and in the Neighborhood generally— & his family were  Universalists—but were as usual glad to see us <me> and very friendly  and willing to reason on the subject of religion, We held several meetings in  the neighborhood, we had many friends and some enemies—our meetings  were well <attended> however, and many began to pray fervently to Almighty God to give  them wisdom to understand the truth; Among those who attended our  meetings regularly, was , son to , He and  I had frequent conversations on this important subject of the plan of man’s  eternal salvation, we had got into the habit of praying much at our meetings [p. [11]]
accordance with commandments and revelations, given by him to ourselves, in these last days; as well as according to the order of the Church of Christ, as found recorded in the New Testament.
Severals persons who attended this meeting, but who had not as yet been baptized, came forward shortly after, and were received into the church having on that occasion got entirely convinced of the truth of the work. Among the rest , &
Revelation page 176—& Revelation 178
 
On Sunday April 11th 1830, we held a public meeting by appointment at ’s [blank] Seneca Co. NY—, When preached the first real public sermon, which was deliverd by any member of our Church, we had a crowded audience, And the same day he baptized the following persons viz: , , Anne Schott Whitmer, , & and Mary Page, And on the 18th of said month , —Richd. B. Peterson, and .
During this month of April, I went on a visit to the residence of Mr —of —Broom Co. N.Y with whom I had been formerly well acquainted, as well as with his family and in the Neighborhood generally— & his family were Universalists—but were as usual glad to see me and very friendly and willing to reason on the subject of religion, We held several meetings in the neighborhood, we had many friends and some enemies—our meetings were well attended however, and many began to pray fervently to Almighty God to give them wisdom to understand the truth; Among those who attended our meetings regularly, was , son to , He and I had frequent conversations on this important subject of the plan of man’s eternal salvation, we had got into the habit of praying much at our meetings [p. [11]]
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