History, circa June–October 1839 [Draft 1]

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  • Historical Introduction
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was organized, we had agreed to hold a conference of the Church the first day of June following— [blank] About <​During​> the last week of May the above mentioned came to visit us at and was baptized by <​​>.
On the First day of June the Church met in Conference according to appointment made on the day of our organization. Our numbers being now about thirty, many however attended who were either believing or wishful to hear. Having opened by singing and prayer, we partook together of the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We then <​called out &​> ordained Severals to the various offices in the Church, and proceeded to confirm a number who had been lately baptized,— The Holy Ghost was poured out upon us in a miraculous manner, many of our number prophecied, others had the heavens opened to their view, whilst several were so overcome that we had to lay them on beds, &c. Amongst the rest, was the afore mentioned <​Brother​> , who was overcome, and laid on a bed because he was unable to help himself—according to his own relation of his experience, He could not understand why we laid him on the bed, he felt <​no sensibility of weakness​> strong, his heart <​was​> filled with Love, Glory & pleasure unspeakable, and could (as he thought) discern all that was going on in the room, when all of a sudden, a vision of futurity burst upon him, He saw there <​represented​> the great work which through my instrumentality was yet to be accomplished, He saw Heaven opened and beheld the Lord Jesus Christ, sitting [at] the right hand of the Majesty on high, and had it made plain to his understanding that the time would come when he should be admitted into his presence to enjoy his society for ever and ever, When their bodily strength returned to them, they shouted Hosannas to God, and the Lamb, & rehearsed the glorious things which they had seen and felt, whilst yet in the spirit. (Comments) upon the whole we had a [blank lines] [p. [14]]
[blank] During the last week of May the above mentioned came to visit us at and was baptized by .
On the First day of June the Church met in Conference according to appointment made on the day of our organization. Our numbers being now about thirty, many however attended who were either believing or wishful to hear. Having opened by singing and prayer, we partook together of the emblems of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We then called out & ordained Severals to various offices in the Church, and proceeded to confirm a number who had been lately baptized,— The Holy Ghost was poured out upon us in a miraculous manner, many of our number prophecied, others had the heavens opened to their view, whilst several were so overcome that we had to lay them on beds, &c. Amongst the rest, was Brother , who was overcome, and laid on a bed because he was unable to help himself—according to his own relation of his experience, He could not understand why we laid him on the bed, he felt no sensibility of weakness , his heart was filled with Love, Glory & pleasure unspeakable, and could (as he thought) discern all that was going on in the room, when all of a sudden, a vision of futurity burst upon him, He saw there represented the great work which through my instrumentality was yet to be accomplished, He saw Heaven opened and beheld the Lord Jesus Christ, sitting [at] the right hand of the Majesty on high, and had it made plain to his understanding that the time would come when he should be admitted into his presence to enjoy his society for ever and ever, When their bodily strength returned to them, they shouted Hosannas to God, and the Lamb, & rehearsed the glorious things which they had seen and felt, whilst yet in the spirit. (Comments upon the whole we had a [blank lines] [p. [14]]
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