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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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  • Historical Introduction
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ankle bone. but notwithstanding through the  providence of God he soon got home, but is now som  what infi[r]m in consequenc[e] of aforesaid accidnt.
About these days the Lord gave a Commandment for  Joseph the seer and the Bishop at  to go and cry repntanc [repentance] to the cit[i]es of and . and bear testimony of their  utter abolishment if they did not repnt and recive  the gospel.
is prospering at presnt and high priests are  stationed to watch over the several branches. Decmbr  1, 1832, there are now 538 individuals in this  land b[e]longing to th[e] church.
And it came to pass that in the fall of th[e] year  1832, th[e] disciples at recived th[e] gift of  tongues and in June 1833 we receved th[e] gift  of tongues in .
About these days we received th[e] following epistle
We the undersigned citizens of believi[n]g  that an important crisis is at hand, as regards our  civil society in consequence, of a pretended religious  sect of people styling themselves that have setled and  are still setling in our County styling themselves  Mormons, and intending to rid ourselves as we do  peacefly if we can and forcibly if we must, and  believeing as we do, that the arm of civil law does  not afford us a guarantee or at least a sufficient  one, against the evils which are now inflicted upon  us, and seem to be increasing by th[e] said religious sect  deem it expedient, and of the highest importance  to form ourselves into a company, for the better  and easier accomplishment of our purpose which  we deem almost superrfluous to say is Justified  as well by the law of nature, as by the law of self [p. 39]
ankle bone. but notwithstanding through the providence of God he soon got home, but is now som what infirm in consequence of aforesaid accidnt.
About these days the Lord gave a Commandment for Joseph the seer and the Bishop at to go and cry repntanc repentance to the cities of and . and bear testimony of their utter abolishment if they did not repnt and recive the gospel.
is prospering at presnt and high priests are stationed to watch over the several branches. Decmbr 1, 1832, there are now 538 individuals in this land belonging to the church.
And it came to pass that in the fall of the year 1832, the disciples at recived the gift of tongues and in June 1833 we receved the gift of tongues in .
About these days we received the following epistle
We the undersigned citizens of believing that an important crisis is at hand, as regards our civil society in consequence, of a pretended religious sect of people that have setled and are still setling in our County styling themselves Mormons, and intending to rid ourselves peacefly if we can and forcibly if we must, and believeing as we do, that the arm of civil law does not afford us a guarantee or at least a sufficient one, against the evils which are now inflicted upon us, and seem to be increasing by the said religious sect deem it expedient, and of the highest importance to form ourselves into a company, for the better and easier accomplishment of our purpose which we deem almost superrfluous to say is Justified as well by the law of nature, as by the law of self [p. 39]
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