Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, as Recorded in Gilbert, Notebook [D&C 20]

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[to] whom be all glory both now & ever
Amen
For after it truly was manifested unto the first that he had received a remissio[n] of his sins he was entangled again in the vanities of the world— But after truly repenting God visited him by a holy whose Countenance was as lightning & whose garments were pure & glittering <​white​> above all whiteness & gave unto him Com [illegible] Commandments which inspired him from on high and gave unto him power by <​the​> mea[ns] of which <​as​> was before prepared, that he should a Book which book Contained a record of a fallen people and also the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles & also to the Jews proving unto them the be true also that God dot[h] inspire men and call them to his holy work in the last days as well as in days of old that he may be the same God forevermore whic[h] book given by inspiration is called the book of Mormon & is confirmed by the ministering of Angels & declaring unto the world by them wherefore having so great witnesses by them shall the world be judged [p. [2]]
to whom be all glory both now & ever
Amen
For after it truly was manifested unto the first that he had received a remission of his sins he was entangled again in the vanities of the world— But after truly repenting God visited him by a holy whose Countenance was as lightning & whose garments were pure & white above all whiteness & gave unto him Commandments which inspired him from on high and gave unto him power by means of which as was before prepared, that he should a Book which book Contained a record of a fallen people and also the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles & also to the Jews proving unto them the be true also that God doth inspire men and call them to his holy work in the last days as well as in days of old that he may be the same God forevermore which book given by inspiration is called the book of Mormon & is confirmed by the ministering of Angels & declaring unto the world by them wherefore having so great witnesses by them shall the world be judged [p. [2]]
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