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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

November 8 restored without any further confession, that he should be received into the church by baptism which was administered accordingly. After I returned home I labored with Uncle John

16 July 1781–23 May 1854. Farmer. Born at Derryfield (later Manchester), Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Member of Congregational Church. Appointed overseer of highways at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, 1810. Married...

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and convinced him that he was wrong, and he made his confession to my satisfaction. I then went and labored with President Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, and succeeded in convincing him also of his error, Word of the Lord, Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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& Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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. which he confessed to my satisfaction. The word of the Lord came unto me saying that President [William W.] Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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, and President John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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are under condemnation before the Lord for their errors, for which they made satisfaction the same day. I also took up a labor with John Corrill

17 Sept. 1794–26 Sept. 1842. Surveyor, politician, author. Born at Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Married Margaret Lyndiff, ca. 1830. Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 10 Jan. 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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for not partaking of the sacrament; he made his confession. Also my wife

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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for leaving the meeting before sacrament. She made no reply but manifested contrition by weeping.

9 November 1835 • Monday

9 Mary Whitcher Monday Morning 9th. after breakfast Mary Whitcher came in and wished to see me. I granted her request. She gave a relation of her grievances, which were unfathomable at present, and if true sore indeed, and I pray my heavenly father to bring the truth of the case to light, that the reward due to evil doers may be given them, and that the afflicted and oppressed may be delivered. While sitting in my house between ten and eleven this morning a man came in and introduced himself to me, calling himself by the name Joshua the Jewish Minister

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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.— calls. Description of the Man. of “Joshua, the Jewish minister

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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.” His appearance was something singular, having a beard about three inches in length, quite grey; also his hair was long and considerably silvered with age. I should think him about 50 or 55, years old, tall, strait, slender built, of thin visage, blue eyes and fair complexion; wore a sea green frock coat, & pantaloons, black fur hat with narrow brim; and while speaking frequently shuts his eyes, with a scowl on his countenance. I made some enquiry after his name, but received no definite answer. We soon commenced talking on the subject of religion; and after I had made some remarks concerning the bible, I commenced giving him a relation of the circumstances connected with the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, as recorded in the former part of this history While I was relating a brief history of the establishment of the church of christ in these last days, Joshua

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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seemed to be highly entertained. When I had closed my narration, I observed that the hour of worship and dinner had arrived, and invited him to tarry, to which he consented. After dinner, the conversation Joshua

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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’s remarks. was resumed, and Joshua

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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proceeded to make some remarks on the prophecies, as follows: He observed that he was aware that I could bear stronger meat than many others, therefore he should open his mind the more freely. “Daniel has told us that he is to stand in his proper lot, in the Latter Days: according to his vision he had a right to shut it up, and also to open it again after many days or in the Latter times. Daniel’s image, whose head was gold and body, arms, Legs and feet was composed of the different materials described in his vision, represents different governments. The Golden head was to represent Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon. The other [p. 637]
<November 8> restored without any further confession, that he should be  received into the church by baptism which was administered ac cordingly. After I returned home I labored with Uncle John

16 July 1781–23 May 1854. Farmer. Born at Derryfield (later Manchester), Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Member of Congregational Church. Appointed overseer of highways at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, 1810. Married...

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and  convinced him that he was wrong, and he made his confession  to my satisfaction. I then went and labored with President  Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, and succeeded in convincing him also of his error,  <Word of the Lord,  Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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& Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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.> which he confessed to my satisfaction. The word of the Lord  came unto me saying that President [William W.] Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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, and President John  Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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are under condemnation before the Lord for their errors,  for which they made satisfaction the same day. I also took up a  labor with John Corrill

17 Sept. 1794–26 Sept. 1842. Surveyor, politician, author. Born at Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Married Margaret Lyndiff, ca. 1830. Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 10 Jan. 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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for not partaking of the sacrament; he  made his confession. Also my wife

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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for leaving the meeting before  sacrament. She made no reply but manifested contrition by weeping.

9 November 1835 • Monday

<9  Mary Whitcher> Monday Morning 9th. after breakfast Mary Whitcher came in  and wis[h]ed to see me. I granted her request. She gave a rela tion of her grievances, which were unfathomable at present, and if true  sore indeed, and I pray my heavenly father to bring the truth of the  case to light, that the reward due to evil doers may be given them,  and that the afflicted and oppressed may be delivered. While  sitting in my house between ten and eleven this morning a man  came in and introduced himself to me, calling himself by the name  <Joshua the Jewish  Minister

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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.— calls.  Description of the Man.> of “Joshua, the Jewish minister

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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.” His appearance was something sin gular, having a beard about three inches in length, quite grey; also  his hair was long and considerably silvered with age. I should  think him about 50 or 55, years old, tall, strait, slender built, of thin  visage, blue eyes and fair complexion; wore a sea green frock coat, &  pantaloons, black fur hat with narrow brim; and while speaking  frequently shuts his eyes, with a scowl on his countenance. I made  some enquiry after his name, but received no definite answer. We  soon commenced talking on the subject of religion; and after I had  made some remarks concerning the bible, I commenced giving  him a relation of the circumstances connected with the coming forth  of the Book of Mormon, as recorded in the former part of this history  While I was relating a brief history of the establishment of the church  of christ in these last days, Joshua

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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seemed to be highly entertain ed. When I had closed my narration, I observed that the  hour of worship and dinner had arrived, and invited him  to tarry, to which he consented. After dinner, the conversation  <Joshua

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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’s remarks.> was resumed, and Joshua

1788–ca. 1841. Carpenter, joiner, merchant, minister. Born at Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. Raised in Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Married Margaret Wright, 1813, at New York City. Adopted beliefs of Methodism and then Judaism. Moved to Albany, ca...

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proceeded to make some remarks on  the prophecies, as follows: He observed that he was aware that I  could bear stronger meat than many others, therefore he should open  his mind the more freely. “Daniel has told us that he is to stand in  his proper lot, in the Latter Days: according to his vision he had a  right to shut it up, and also to open it again after many days  or in the Latter times. Daniel’s image, whose head was gold and  body, arms, Legs and feet was composed of the different materials  described in his vision, represents different governments. The Golden  head was to represent Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon. The other [p. 637]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. B-1, created 1 Oct. 1843–24 Feb. 1845; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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and Thomas Bullock; 297 pages, plus 10 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the second volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This second volume covers the period from 1 September 1834 to 2 November 1838; the subsequent four volumes, labeled C-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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