John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the gospel and call sinners to repentence
There were some churches built by the way as  they Journeyed to this land () and the people  were warned of the danger they were in, if they did  not repent,
And now when the Elders had returned to their  homes in , the churches needed much exortation  in the absence of the Elders many apostitized. but many  have returned again fro to the fold from whence they  have strayed— And many mighty miracles were wrougt  by the Elders—one in particular which I shall here  notice—which was wrought by Elders   and . Is an  infirmity in an old lady who had been helpless  for the space of eight years confined to her bed.  she did not belong to this church but sent her  request to the Elders—who immediately attended to  her call, and after their arrival praid for her and  laid their hands on her, and she was immediately  made whole and magnified and praised God, and  is now enjoying perfect health
And thus the churches again prospered and the work  of the Lord spread
Shortly after Joseph Smith Jr  and Returned wrote a discription  and an epistle according to commandment. And and —were commanded  to go and visit the churches speedily—as you will see  by reading the Revelation given August thirty at The following is a copy of the Epistle written  by s own hand.
I a servant of Jesus  Christ by the will of God the Father and through  the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ unto the Saints  who are scattered abroad in the last days, may grace, [p. 33]
the gospel and call sinners to repentence
There were some churches built by the way as they Journeyed to this land () and the people were warned of the danger they were in, if they did not repent,
And now when the Elders had returned to their homes in , the churches needed much exortation in the absence of the Elders many apostitized. but many have returned again to the fold from whence they have strayed— And many mighty miracles were wrougt by the Elders—one in particular which I shall here notice—which was wrought by Elders and . Is an infirmity in an old lady who had been helpless for the space of eight years confined to her bed. she did not belong to this church but sent her request to the Elders—who immediately attended to her call, and after their arrival praid for her and laid their hands on her, and she was immediately made whole and magnified and praised God, and is now enjoying perfect health
And thus the churches again prospered and the work of the Lord spread
Shortly after Joseph Smith Jr and Returned wrote a discription and an epistle according to commandment. And and —were commanded to go and visit the churches speedily—as you will see by reading the Revelation given August thirty at The following is a copy of the Epistle written by own hand.
I a servant of Jesus Christ by the will of God the Father and through the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ unto the Saints who are scattered abroad in the last days, may grace, [p. 33]
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