Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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a letter from , desiring his immediate ass istance at in regulating the affairs of the church  there. Joseph enquired of the Lord and received a co mmandment to go straightway to with his  family and effects; also, to send a message to to  have him take that branch of the church over which  he presided, and start immdediately for the same pl ace. And my was commanded, in the  same revelation,to meet at the most convei nient point, and accompany him to .   was sent on a mission to the same region of  country; while with my two sons,  and , were to be left till the ensueing spring  when we were to take the remainder of the branch at  Waterloo and move also to I
It was but a short time till Joseph and  were on their way, accompanied by , , , and . When  they were about starting, they preached at the our house  on seneca river; and on their way they also preached  at the house of , and likewise at the  house of . At each of these places they  baptized several individuals into the church.
On Joseph’s arrival at , he found a ch urch consisting of 100 members, who were, in general, good  brethren though a few of them had imbibed some very  erroneous ideas, being greatly deceived by a singular  power, which manifested itself among them, in strange  contortions of the visage, and sudden unnatural exer tions of the body. This they supposed to be a display  of the power of God. Shortly after Joseph arrived he  called the church together in order to show them the diff erence between the spirit of God, and the spirit of the [p. 192]
a letter from , desiring his immediate assistance at in regulating the affairs of the church there. Joseph enquired of the Lord and received a commandment to go straightway to with his family and effects; also, to send a message to to have him take that branch of the church over which he presided, and start immdediately for the same place. And my was commanded, in the same revelation,to meet at the most conveinient point, and accompany him to . was sent on a mission to the same region of country; while with my two sons, and , were to be left till the ensueing spring when we were to take the remainder of the branch at Waterloo and move also to
It was but a short time till Joseph and were on their way, accompanied by , , , and . When they were about starting, they preached at our house on seneca river; and on their way they also preached at the house of , and likewise at the house of . At each of these places they baptized several individuals into the church.
On Joseph’s arrival at , he found a church consisting of 100 members, who were, in general, good brethren though a few of them had imbibed some very erroneous ideas, being greatly deceived by a singular power, which manifested itself among them, in strange contortions of the visage, and sudden unnatural exertions of the body. This they supposed to be a display of the power of God. Shortly after Joseph arrived he called the church together in order to show them the difference between the spirit of God, and the spirit of the [p. 192]
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