History, circa 1841, fair copy

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of God was witnessed by many to their gr[e]at astonishment and satisfaction And as may be expected influenced them to becom the members of the church of Christ.
Soon after this occurrence I returned to where I found that the <​appe​> book of Mormon appearance of the book of Mormon “(The stick of Joseph in the hands of Ephraim”) had created great opposition and persecution to the believers in its authenticity. But truth had sprung out of the earth righteousness had looked down from heaven consequently we feared none of our opponents and continued to preach and give information to such as desired. During the last of May came and was baptized by . On the first day of June 1830 we held our conference as an organized church which consisted of about thirty members besides others who attended for the purpose of obtaining a knowledge of our doctrine. Having opened by prayer, and sung an appropriate hymn we partook of the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
We then proceeded to confirm those who had recently been baptized and ordained several to the various offices of the priesthood. Much instruction was given at this time and the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner was poured out upon us. Some prophecied, whilst others had the heavens opened to their view and were so overcome by what had just occurred that we were under the necessity of laying them on beds or other suitable places convenient places. Among whom was [p. 72]
of God was witnessed by many to their great astonishment and satisfaction And as may be expected influenced them to becom the members of the church of Christ.
Soon after this occurrence I returned to where I found that the appearance of the book of Mormon “(The stick of Joseph in the hands of Ephraim”) had created great opposition and persecution to the believers in its authenticity. But truth had sprung out of the earth righteousness had looked down from heaven consequently we feared none of our opponents and continued to preach and give information to such as desired. During the last of May came and was baptized by . On the first day of June 1830 we held our conference as an organized church which consisted of about thirty members besides others who attended for the purpose of obtaining a knowledge of our doctrine. Having opened by prayer, and sung an appropriate hymn we partook of the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
We then proceeded to confirm those who had recently been baptized and ordained several to the various offices of the priesthood. Much instruction was given at this time and the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner was poured out upon us. Some prophecied, others had the heavens opened to their view and were so overcome that we were under the necessity of laying them on beds or other convenient places. Among whom was [p. 72]
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