History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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must have no object in view. and <​be​> influenced by no other motive. than the building up of his kingdom. otherwise. I could not get them. When he again ascended up into heaven, and <​I​> was left to wonder upon the results of what I had seen.
Immediately after the third departure of the Messenger. the cock crew. I and I found day was approaching. so that our interviews must have lasted the whole night. A I shortly time after rose from my bed. and went to the usual labors of the day; but found my strength so exhausted. as to render me entirely unable to <​labor;​> so to do My who. was with me, discovered my weakness; and told me to go home. In attempting to do so. while getting over the fence. my strength entirely failed me; and I fell helpless on the ground. for a time unconscious of any thing: The first that I can recollect. was a voice. calling me by name. I looked and beheld the same Messenger. standing over me surrounded by light as before
He again related all that he had spoken the previous night. and commanded me to tell my of the vision and commandments, I had received— I returned back to the field. and rehearsed to my the whole matter: He replied to me that it was of God. advising me to obey the commandments I had received— I then went went to the place where. the Messenger told me the plates were deposited. and owing to the distinctness of the vision I had concerning it; I knew the place the instant I arrived there.— Convenient to the vilage of , Ontario. Co.. N. Y. stands. [p. 9]
must have no object in view. and be influenced by no other motive. than the building up of his kingdom. otherwise. I could not get them. When he again ascended up into heaven, and I was left to wonder upon what I had seen.
Immediately after the third departure of the Messenger. the cock crew. and I found day was approaching. so that our interviews must have lasted the whole night. I shortly after rose from my bed. and went to the usual labors of the day; but found my strength so exhausted. as to render me entirely unable to labor; My who. was with me, discovered my weakness; and told me to go home. In attempting to do so. while getting over the fence. my strength entirely failed me; and I fell helpless on the ground. for a time unconscious of any thing: The first that I can recollect. was a voice. calling me by name. I looked and beheld the same Messenger. standing over me surrounded by light as before
He again related all that he had spoken the previous night. and commanded me to tell my of the vision and commandments, I had received— I returned back to the field. and rehearsed to my the whole matter: He replied to me that it was of God. advising me to obey the commandments I had received— I then went to the place where. the Messenger told me the plates were deposited. and owing to the distinctness of the vision I had concerning it; I knew the place the instant I arrived there.— Convenient to the vilage of , Ontario. Co.. N. Y. stands. [p. 9]
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