Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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[illegible]y time— here follows 2 revelations to be  [fo]und in the 4 vol of the times and Seasons 320–321:  [p]ages— The next week after this returned  from prison and brought with him a quantity <some> of clo thing— and other articles which he had earned w[hile]  imprisoned by that religious old man who was So  zealously engaged to bring about the destruction  of the book of Mormon— I wish I could remmember  his named I would give it to the people for the ben efit of future generations— Shortly In this same  [m]onth viz dec 1830 word came to Joseph from that the church much needed his pre sence and he would be glad of his assistance as  the church was in setting the in order the affairs  of the branch where he presided Wh upon the receip[t]  of this intelligence he inquired of the Lord and rece ived the following revelation— Times and Seasons  Page 352 to Joseph and rev 2nd. <see <ife on> back>  Ezra They Josep[h] and   and set out for Ohio when on their  way thither they preached at our house on Se[n] eca river— and in Macedon at the house of   s’s husband and preac[h] ed again they at the house of  they then baptized some in both places after  which he proceeded on his jounrney see <back> back
When he came to he found nearly 100  members in the chucrh they were fine breth ren in general but they had imbibed some  very strange Ideas which it cost some pains  to rid them of I as the Devil had been decei ving them with a specious appearance of powe[r]  manifested by strange contortions of the visage  and unnatural Motions which they suposed to  be occasioned by an opperation of the power  of God— Joseph called them together and  told them that he could easily show them th[e] [p. [12], bk. 10]
y time— here follows 2 revelations to be found in the 4 vol of the times and Seasons 320–321: pages— The next week after this returned from prison and brought with him some clothing— and other articles which he had earned while imprisoned by that religious old man who was So zealously engaged to bring about the destruction of the book of Mormon— I wish I could remmember his name I would give it to the people for the benefit of future generations— In this same month viz dec 1830 word came to Joseph from that the church much needed his presence and he would be glad of his assistance in setting in order the affairs of the branch where he presided upon receipt of this intelligence he inquired of the Lord and received the following revelation— Times and Seasons Page 352 rev 2nd. see ife on back Joseph and and set out for Ohio when on their way thither they preached at our house on Seneca river— and in Macedon at the house of s’s husband and preached again at the house of they baptized some in both places after which he proceeded on his jounrney
When he came to he found nearly 100 members in the chucrh they were fine brethren in general but they had imbibed some very strange Ideas which it cost some pains to rid them of as the Devil had been deceiving them with a specious appearance of power manifested by strange contortions of the visage and unnatural Motions which they suposed to be occasioned by an opperation of the power of God— Joseph called them together and told them that he could easily show them the [p. [12], bk. 10]
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