Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and he said inquire again and I inquired again  and also the third time and the Lord said unto  me let him go with them only he shall covenant  with me that he will not shew them to only but  four persons and he covenented withe Lord that he  would do according to the word of the Lord therefore  he took them and took his journey unto his friends  to Wayne County & State of N York and he  brake the covenent which he made before the  Lord and the Lord suffered the writings to  fall into the hands of wicked men and  was Chastened for his transgression and I also was  chastened also for my transgression for asking  the Lord the third time wherefore the Plates was  taken from me by the power of God and  I was not able to obtain them for a season  and it came to pass afte[r] much humility and  affliction of Soul I obtained them again when  Lord appeared unto a young man by the name  of and shewed unto him the  plates in a vision and also the truth of the  work and what the Lord was about to do through  me his unworthy Servant therefore he was desiorous  to come and write for me and to translate now had writen some for me to translate and  also my Brothr but we  had become reduced in property and was about to turn me out of doores I &  I had not where to go and I cried unto the  Lord that he would provide for me to accom plish the work whereunto he had commanded me [4 lines blank] [p. [6]]
and he said inquire again and I inquired again and also the third time and the Lord said unto me let him go with them only he shall covenant with me that he will not shew them to only but four persons and he covenented withe Lord that he would do according to the word of the Lord therefore he took them and took his journey unto his friends to Wayne County & State of N York and he brake the covenent which he made before the Lord and the Lord suffered the writings to fall into the hands of wicked men and was Chastened for his transgression and I also was chastened for my transgression for asking the Lord the third time wherefore the Plates was taken from me by the power of God and I was not able to obtain them for a season and it came to pass after much humility and affliction of Soul I obtained them again when Lord appeared unto a young man by the name of and shewed unto him the plates in a vision and also the truth of the work and what the Lord was about to do through me his unworthy Servant therefore he was desiorous to come and write for me to translate now had writen some for me to translate and also my Brothr but we had become reduced in property and was about to turn me out of doores & I had not where to go and I cried unto the Lord that he would provide for me to accomplish the work whereunto he had commanded me [4 lines blank] [p. [6]]
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