Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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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 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 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]
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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