John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Testament. On the 3 25 day of Oct. 1831. the  Elders assembled together at Serenes Burnets in the  township of and County of Cuyahaga [Cuyahoga] Ohio.  12 high priests— 17 elders— 5 priests and 3 teachers.  at Which confrence were ordained 1 elder & 14 priests  the names of whom you will find <recorded> an [in] the the conferenc[e]  minutes bood [book].
About this time it was in contemplation for to go to and carry with him th[e] Revelation  and Commandmnts, and I also received a revelation to  go with him. we left , on the 20. of Nov, 1831  and arrived in Mo. Jan. 5, 1832.
When we arrived at we found the saints in as  good situation as we could reasonably expect. here
Jan 23, 1832, held a conferenc[e] in attended  to the business of the church and licensed ten elders  to go and preach the gospel.
In March 1832, the enem[i]es held a counsel in   Jackson County Mo. how they might destroy  the saints but did not succeed at this time. But  continued their brails [brawls?] until they had expelld us from the   as you will hereafter see.
Kn◊◊ all en by these presents, that we , there are at this time 402, disciples  living in this land .
And it came to pass that Joseph the seer and   the Scribe and and one  came to to comfort the Saints and Setle som  little dificulties, and regulate the church and affairs  concerning it, we had a pleasant visit with them  and they returned again in peace, I will here mentio[n]  one circumstanc[e] and the return of these brethrn  while they were riding in a Stage coach the horses  ran away and upset the coach and broke [’s] [p. 38]
Testament. On the 25 day of Oct. 1831. the Elders assembled together at Serenes Burnets in the township of and County of Cuyahaga Cuyahoga Ohio. 12 high priests— 17 elders— 5 priests and 3 teachers. at Which confrence were ordained 1 elder & 14 priests the names of whom you will find recorded in the the conference minutes bood book.
About this time it was in contemplation for to go to and carry with him the Revelation and Commandmnts, and I also received a revelation to go with him. we left , on the 20. of Nov, 1831 and arrived in Mo. Jan. 5, 1832.
When we arrived at we found the saints in as good situation as we could reasonably expect.
Jan 23, 1832, held a conference in attended to the business of the church and licensed ten elders to go and preach the gospel.
In March 1832, the enemies held a counsel in Jackson County Mo. how they might destroy the saints but did not succeed at this time. But continued their brails [brawls] until they had expelld us from the as you will hereafter see.
there are at this time 402, disciples living in this land .
And it came to pass that Joseph the seer and the Scribe and and one came to to comfort the Saints and Setle som little dificulties, and regulate the church and affairs concerning it, we had a pleasant visit with them and they returned again in peace, I will here mention one circumstance and the return of these brethrn while they were riding in a Stage coach the horses ran away and upset the coach and broke ’s [p. 38]
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