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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in a country which professes to be governed by wholesome laws; and your petitioners will ever pray.
Whiel all the foregoing letters and petitions were circulating the saints were humbling themselves before the Lord. but some were making preperation to leave the land others, were doubting the truth of the book of Mormon, others denying the faith, others growing in gracce and <​in​> th[e] knowledge of th[e] truth.
April 28, 1834 1835
This day myself and family in company with and his son waterman started for Ohio in obediance to the direction of Joseph the seer.
Prety much all the first Elders had left for on previous to our going. some went on a tour preaching in their several courses.
While we were in trouble in the saints in Ohio had trouble also; but God had decreed to keep a storng hold in for five years therefore the wicked did not prevail, and the was building and the Saints gathering and preparing for the great day when the Lord should condecend to endow his first elders. according to his promises. That his work might roll fo[r]th and be established according to his decree in the last [p. 70]
in a country which professes to be governed by wholesome laws; and your petitioners will ever pray.
Whiel all the foregoing letters and petitions were circulating the saints were humbling themselves before the Lord. but some were making preperation to leave the land others, were doubting the truth of the book of Mormon, others denying the faith, others growing in gracce and in the knowledge of the truth.
April 28, 1835
This day myself and family in company with and his son waterman started for Ohio in obediance to the direction of Joseph the seer.
Prety much all the first Elders had left for previous to our going. some went on a tour preaching in their several courses.
While we were in trouble in the saints in Ohio had trouble also; but God had decreed to keep a storng hold in for five years therefore the wicked did not prevail, and the was building and the Saints gathering and preparing for the great day when the Lord should condecend to endow his first elders. according to his promises. That his work might roll forth and be established according to his decree in the last [p. 70]
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