John Corrill, A Brief History of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Preface

PREFACE.
 
In conversing with my friends, I have been frequently asked, “How  did you come to join the Mormons?—“How could you yield to their  delusions?” These inquiries, and others of the same nature, I have  always answered frankly and fully, as it is my intention to do in the  present little work, which, indeed, I have undertaken, not less for the  satisfaction of my friends who have advised me to it, than to explain  the motives which have governed my conduct. I know of no better  way of doing this, than to give a brief history of the circumstances  that have come to my knowledge from personal observation, as well  as from other sources. It is not pretended, however, that these pages  contain a complete account of all the particulars connected with the  Mormons. Such an account would not, perhaps, be of interest to the  general reader. I shall confine myself to so much of their history as  will enable him to judge correctly of the true character of the “Church  of Christ of Latter Day Saints,” as well as to understand the reasons  of my own conduct. [p. [5]]

Preface

PREFACE.
 
In conversing with my friends, I have been frequently asked, “How did you come to join the Mormons?—“How could you yield to their delusions?” These inquiries, and others of the same nature, I have always answered frankly and fully, as it is my intention to do in the present little work, which, indeed, I have undertaken, not less for the satisfaction of my friends who have advised me to it, than to explain the motives which have governed my conduct. I know of no better way of doing this, than to give a brief history of the circumstances that have come to my knowledge from personal observation, as well as from other sources. It is not pretended, however, that these pages contain a complete account of all the particulars connected with the Mormons. Such an account would not, perhaps, be of interest to the general reader. I shall confine myself to so much of their history as will enable him to judge correctly of the true character of the “Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints,” as well as to understand the reasons of my own conduct. [p. [5]]
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