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History, circa 1841, fair copy

And I enquired of the Lord through them and obtained the following revelation
1 The works and the designs and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to nought, for God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said. Therefore his paths are straight and his course is one eternal round
2 Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated; but the work of men, for although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works; yet if he boast in his own strength, and sets at nought the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God. upon him, Behold you have been intrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments, and remember also, the promises which were made to you if you did not transgress them and behold how oft you have transgressed the commandments and laws of God and have gone on in the pursuasions of Men for behold you should not fear men more than God although men set at nought the counsels of God and despise his word Yet you should have been faithful and he would have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary and he would have been with you in every time of trouble
Behold thou art Joseph and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord but because [p. 15]
And I enquired of the Lord through them   and obtained the following revelation
1 The works and <the> designs and <the> purposes of God  cannot be frustrated, neither can they come  to nought, for God doth not walk in crook ed paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand  nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that  which he hath said. Therefore his paths are stra ight and his course is one eternal round
2 Remember, remember that it is not the work of God  that is frustrated; but the works of <men,> man for although  a man may have many revelations, and have power to  do many mighty works; yet if he boast in his  own strenght strength, and sets at nought the counsels  of God, and follows after the dictates of his own  will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the  vengeance of a just God. <upon him,> Behold you have been  intrusted with these things, but how strict were your  commandments, and remember also, the promises  that <which> were made to you if you did not transgress them  and behold how oft you have transgressed the  commandments and laws of God and have gone on  in the pursuasions of Men for behold you should  not fear men more than God although men set  at nought the counsels of God and despise his word  Yet you should have been faithful and he  would have been extended his arms and supported  you against all the fiery darts of the adversary and  he would have been with you in every time of trouble
Behold thou art Joseph and thou wast chosen  to do the work of the Lord but because [p. 15]
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JS, History, [ca. 1841], fair copy; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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See also source note for JS History, circa 1841, draft.

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