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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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High Council of Zion as I said in a forme[r] chapter, in which was ordaind President of Zion & & his counsellors. Here at the same time he ordained Prophit Seeer Revelator & translator.
Chapter 22
Chapter 22nd
Now from this time forth which was in July 1834 Smith seemed to be in doubt wher into this thing would grow and began to upbraid and abuse him as his natural custom was to do with those whom he feared, least they should become great in the sight of God or man, therefor he haranged the conference and sought to destroy the confidence of the people present in on whom he had bestowed all the gifts & power that he had himself receivd by inspiration by the laying on his hand according to the order of Heaven
After Smiths return to Ohio and after his ordering the first Elders of the church to go to there to receive their endowment from on high he hasted the finishing of the at which was commenced before he had gone to Zion to redeem her. He from this time began to be lifted up in the pride of his eyes, and began to seek riches and the glory of the world, also sought to establish the ancient order of things as he & his counsellors & pleased to call it. therefore they began [p. 95]
High Council of Zion as I said in a former chapter, in which was ordaind President of Zion & & his counsellors. Here at the same time he ordained Prophit Seeer Revelator & translator.
Chapter 22
Chapter 22nd
Now from this time forth which was in July 1834 Smith seemed to be in doubt wher into this thing would grow and began to upbraid and abuse him as his natural custom was to do with those whom he feared, least they should become great in the sight of God or man, therefor he haranged the conference and sought to destroy the confidence of the people present in on whom he had bestowed all the gifts & power that he had himself receivd by inspiration by the laying on his hand according to the order of Heaven
After Smiths return to Ohio and after his ordering the first Elders of the church to go to there to receive their endowment from on high he hasted the finishing of the at which was commenced before he had gone to Zion to redeem her. He from this time began to be lifted up in the pride of his eyes, and began to seek riches and the glory of the world, also sought to establish the ancient order of things as he & his counsellors & pleased to call it. therefore they began [p. 95]
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