History, circa Summer 1832

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A History of the life of Joseph Smith Jr. an account  of his marvilous experience and of all the mighty acts  which he doeth in the name of Jesus Ch[r]ist the son  of the living God of whom he beareth record  and also an account of the rise of the church of  Christ in the eve of time according as the Lord brought  forth and established by his hand <firstly> he receiving  the testamony from on high seccondly the min istering of Angels thirdly the reception of  the holy by the ministring of— Aangels to adminster the letter of the Law <Gospel—>  <—the Law and commandments as they were given unto him—>  and in <the> , forthly a confirmation  and reception of the after  the holy order of the son of the living God pow er and ordinence from on high to preach  the Gospel in the administration and demonstra tion of the spirit the of the Kingdom of God  confered upon him and the continuation of the  blessings of God to him &c——
I was born in the town of Charon [Sharon] in the <State> of Vermont  North America on the twenty third day of December  AD 1805 of goodly Parents who spared no pains  to instruct<ing> me in <the> christian religion[.] at the age of  about ten years my Father  moved to Ontario County in the State of  New York and being in indigent circumstances were  obliged to labour hard for the support of a large  Family having nine chilldren and as it require d their exertions of all that were able to render  any assistance for the support of the Family  therefore we were deprived of the bennifit of an  education suffice it to say I was mearly instruct tid in reading and writing and the ground <rules> of  Arithmatic which const[it]uted my whole lite rary acquirements. At about the age of twelve  years my mind become seriously imprest [p. 1]
A History of the life of Joseph Smith Jr. an account of his marvilous experience and of all the mighty acts which he doeth in the name of Jesus Christ the son of the living God of whom he beareth record and also an account of the rise of the church of Christ in the eve of time according as the Lord brought forth and established by his hand firstly he receiving the testamony from on high seccondly the ministering of Angels thirdly the reception of the holy by the ministring of—Aangels to adminster the letter of the Gospel— —the Law and commandments as they were given unto him— and the , forthly a confirmation and reception of the after the holy order of the son of the living God power and ordinence from on high to preach the Gospel in the administration and demonstration of the spirit the of the Kingdom of God confered upon him and the continuation of the blessings of God to him &c——
I was born in the town of Charon [Sharon] in the State of Vermont North America on the twenty third day of December AD 1805 of goodly Parents who spared no pains to instructing me in the christian religion. at the age of about ten years my Father moved to Ontario County in the State of New York and being in indigent circumstances were obliged to labour hard for the support of a large Family having nine chilldren and as it required the exertions of all that were able to render any assistance for the support of the Family therefore we were deprived of the bennifit of an education suffice it to say I was mearly instructtid in reading writing and the ground rules of Arithmatic which constituted my whole literary acquirements. At about the age of twelve years my mind become seriously imprest [p. 1]
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