Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

  • Source Note
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Chapter 34
Chap XXXIV
 
The church is organized.— Joseph ordains his and brothers.— goes on a mission to .— Returns.— Goes again.
 
About the 1st of April of the same year in which the Book of Mormon was published, Joseph came again <from> , and preached to us several times: And on the morning of the 6th day of the same month, my and was <were> baptized. When came out of the water, Joseph stood upon the shore, and taking his by the hand, he exclaimed, in tears of joy, “Oh, <Praise to> my God! <that I> have I lived to see my own baptized into the true church of Jesus Christ!”On the same day the church was organized, <on> (April 6. 1830)
Shortly after this my sons were all ordained to the ministry, even , who was then but 14 years of age
And was directed to take a number of the Books of Mormon, and go on a mission to to preach and make sale of the books, if possible. Whilst he was making preparation to go on this Mission; Miss arrived in from Pontiac. This young woman was a daughter of my brother, Stephen Mack; whose history I have already given. She received the gospel as soon as she heard it, and was baptized immediately; and has ever since, remained a faithful member of the church.
On the 30 of June started on the mission to which he had been set apart by Joseph; and in travelling 25 miles, which was his first days journey, [p. 169]
Chapter 34
Chap XXXIV
 
The church is organized.— Joseph ordains his and brothers.— goes on a mission to .— Returns.— Goes again.
 
About the 1st of April of the same year in which the Book of Mormon was published, Joseph came again from , and preached to us several times: , my and were baptized. When came out of the water, Joseph stood upon the shore, and taking his by the hand, he exclaimed, in tears of joy, “Oh, Praise to my God! that I have lived to see my own baptized into the true church of Jesus Christ!” the church was organized, on (April 6. 1830)
Shortly after this my sons were all ordained to the ministry, even , who was then but 14 years of age
And was directed to take a number of the Books of Mormon, and go on a mission to to preach and make sale of the books, if possible. Whilst he was making preparation to go on this Mission; Miss arrived in from Pontiac. This young woman was a daughter of my brother, Stephen Mack; whose history I have already given. She received the gospel as soon as she heard it, and was baptized immediately; and has ever since, remained a faithful member of the church.
On the 30 of June started on the mission to which he had been set apart by Joseph; and in travelling 25 miles, which was his first days journey, [p. 169]
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