History, circa June–October 1839 [Draft 1]

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about to do for the Children of men, And to reason with him out  of the Bible, we also showed him the <that> part of the work which  we had translated, and laboured to persuade him concerning  the Gospel of Jesus Christ which was now about to be revealed  in its fullness. He however was not very easily persuaded  of these things, but after much enquiry and explanation he  retired to the woods, in order that by secret and fervent  prayer he might obtain of a merciful God, wisdom to  enable him to judge for himself: The result was that he  obtained revelation for himself sufficient to convince him  of the truth of our assertions to him, and on the [blank] day of that  same month in which we had been baptized and ordained, baptized him, and he returned to his ’s house  greatly glorifying and praising God, being filled with the  Holy Spirit. Not many days afterwards, my brother   came to us to enquire concerning these things  when upon <at> his earnest request, I enquired of the Lord through  the Urim and Thummin, and received for him the folowing.
Revelation given to , at  Susquehanah County, Pensylvania May, 1829.
Book of Covenants page 167
 
About the same time, with my brother came an  old Gentleman to visit us. of whose name I wish to make honorable  mention; Mr of , Broom County, Pen,  who having heard of the manner in which we were occupying our  time, very kindly and considerately brought us, a quantity of  provisions, in order that we might not be interrupted in the work  <of translation> by the want of such necessaries of life. And I would just mention [p. [2]]
about to do for the Children of men, And to reason with him out of the Bible, we also showed him that part of the work which we had translated, and laboured to persuade him concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ which was now about to be revealed in its fullness. He however was not very easily persuaded of these things, but after much enquiry and explanation he retired to the woods, in order that by secret and fervent prayer he might obtain of a merciful God, wisdom to enable him to judge for himself: The result was that he obtained revelation for himself sufficient to convince him of the truth of our assertions to him, and on the [blank] day of that same month in which we had been baptized and ordained, baptized him, and he returned to his ’s house greatly glorifying and praising God, being filled with the Holy Spirit. Not many days afterwards, my brother came to us to enquire concerning these things when at his earnest request, I enquired of the Lord through the Urim and Thummin, and received for him the folowing.
Revelation given to , at Susquehanah County, Pensylvania May, 1829.
Book of Covenants page 167
 
About the same time, came an old Gentleman to visit us. of whose name I wish to make honorable mention; Mr of , Broom County, Pen, who having heard of the manner in which we were occupying our time, very kindly and considerately brought us, a quantity of provisions, in order that we might not be interrupted in the work of translation by the want of such necessaries of life. And I would just mention [p. [2]]
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