Letter from Joseph Bosworth, 17 February 1834

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and in my travils I Came to a house Some where  East of this place. where many of our Breathren  were, and the house was Closed and the Breathren  were fasting and praying— I Saw a man out Side  of the house who told me that he was to watch till  morning. Just at Day break while it was yet  hardly Light enough to See the Doors of the house  wrere opened the Breathren who had ben in the house  and were then in the house and out at this Door  were Leeping Shouting and praising God beyond any  thing that I ever Saw or heard— I thought the<y> had  received Something in the house Like a powerfull  Shock of Elecrisity [electricity] in which Great Misteries of  God had ben unfolded. they understood all the Defects  of a pretended religion or religions among men  and Some of them talked So Ernist and Said thing  which I remember now and Ever Shall, while a  white Spittle flew of out of many of there Mouths  the misteries of the Gospel the misteries <of> Godliness and the  misteries of Eternity Seemed to be understood Instan[tan]eously  and many of our Breathren were there who now Live  in many of <whom I> have Seen and Know them
Glory be to God on high and here at this great  Scene my Breathren the full interpitations was  understood of all that God had Shown me in my Vision  and even I felt my Self clothed <with> the Knowledge of God.  -[My Dear Breathren my heart Doth throb my Soul now  Leaps for Joy. and my tears hide my paper and Shall  have to lay Down my pen. O the goodness of God—  My Dear Breathren and Sisters Do offer up our pr[a]yer  to in <God in> my behalf]- I now proceede again with my  Last Vision— immediately following after I Left  this place where the Breathren were gethered for this  Sollom Scene. I Saw my Self five or Six hundred  Miles East in the State of in a Large  Village— -[the <Scene> that I went through there I Shall have  entirely <to> Omit and many other things as <my> paper will not  hold out—]- Dear Br in my travels I Came a where  I found our old Br and in Conversation with  him he yealded to me and we Clasped Each other in our  arms and it Seem to me that we farely Melted  together on which he wilted all Down in my arms  and fell back on the ground I on Top of him [p. [3]]
and in my travils I Came to a house Some where East of this place. where many of our Breathren were, and the house was Closed and the Breathren were fasting and praying— I Saw a man out Side of the house who told me that he was to watch till morning. Just at Day break while it was yet hardly Light enough to See the Doors of the house wrere opened the Breathren who had ben in the house and were then in the house and out at this Door were Leeping Shouting and praising God beyond any thing that I ever Saw or heard— I thought they had received Something in the house Like a powerfull Shock of Elecrisity [electricity] in which Great Misteries of God had ben unfolded. they understood all the Defects of a pretended religion or religions among men and Some of them talked So Ernist and Said thing which I remember now and Ever Shall, while a white Spittle flew out of many of there Mouths the misteries of the Gospel the misteries of Godliness and the misteries of Eternity Seemed to be understood Instantaneously and many of our Breathren were there who now Live in many of whom I have Seen and Know them
Glory be to God on high and here at this great Scene my Breathren the full interpitations was understood of all that God had Shown me in my Vision and even I felt my Self clothed with the Knowledge of God. -[My Dear Breathren my heart Doth throb my Soul now Leaps for Joy. and my tears hide my paper and Shall have to lay Down my pen. O the goodness of God— My Dear Breathren and Sisters Do offer up our prayer to God in my behalf]- I now proceede again with my Last Vision— immediately following after I Left this place where the Breathren were gethered for this Sollom Scene. I Saw my Self five or Six hundred Miles East in the State of in a Large Village— -[the Scene that I went through there I Shall have entirely to Omit and many other things as my paper will not hold out—]- Dear Br in my travels I Came where I found our old Br and in Conversation with him he yealded to me and we Clasped Each other in our arms and it Seem to me that we farely Melted together on which he wilted all Down in my arms and fell back on the ground I on Top of him [p. [3]]
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