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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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  • Historical Introduction
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Prophet of God. Others dined [denied] the faith for they knew that these things were contrary, to the word of God and withdrew themselves.
Now there has been much said <​and published​> by the mobbers of & that are without <​a​> the shadow of truth, as also by the people of ,
Now Smith wrote many Revelations concerning himself, as you will see by Reading the book of Covenants Printed at Ohio, in which we read that the Keyes of the Kingdom, should not be taken from him until Christ should come, on conditions that he should not transgress. But if he should transgress they should be taken and another be appointed in his stead, and that this should be all the pow[er] that he should have. to appoint an other in his stead.
God knowing all things prepared a man whom he visited by an angel of God and showed him where there were some ancient Record hid, and also put in his heart to desire of Smith to Grant him power to establish a stake to Zion in , whose name is . Now at first Smith was unfavorably disposed to grant him this request but b[e]ing troubleed in spirit and knowing from the things that were staring him in his face that his days must soon be closed— therefore he enquired of the Lord and behold the Lord said appoint [p. 93]
Prophet of God. Others dined [denied] the faith for they knew that these things were contrary, to the word of God and withdrew themselves.
Now there has been much said and published by the mobbers of & that are without a shadow of truth, as also by the people of ,
Now Smith wrote many Revelations concerning himself, as you will see by Reading the book of Covenants Printed at Ohio, in which we read that the Keyes of the Kingdom, should not be taken from him until Christ should come, on conditions that he should not transgress. But if he should transgress they should be taken and another be appointed in his stead, and that this should be all the power that he should have. to appoint an other in his stead.
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