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History, circa 1841, fair copy

After I had obtained the above revelation both the plates and the Urim and Thummin were taken from me again But in a few days they were returned to me when I enquired of the Lord and he said thus unto me
1 Now behold, I say unto you that because you delivered up those writings, which you had power given unto you to translate, by the means of the Urim and Thummin, into the hands of a wicked man, you have lost them; and you also lost your gift at the same time, and your mind became darkened; nevertheless, it is, now restored to you again. Therefore see that you are faithful and continue on unto the finishing of the remainder of the work of translation as you have begun. Do not run faster or labour more than you have strength and means provided to enable you to translate; but be diligent unto the end. Pray always, that you may come off conquerer, yea that you may conquere Satan and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan, that do uphold his work. Behold they have sought to destroy you, yea even the man in whom you have trusted, has sought to destroy you. And for this cause I said, that he is a wicked man, for he has sought to take away the things wherewith you have been intrusted, and he has also sought to destroy your gift, and because you have delivered the writings into his hands, behold wicked men have taken them from you. Therefore, you have delivered them up, yea that which was sacred, unto wickedness. And behold satan has put it into their hearts to alter the words which you have caused to be written, or which you have translated, which have gone out of your hands; and behold I say unto you that because they have altered the words they read contrary from that which you translated, and caused to be written; and on this wise the Devil has sought to lay a cunning plan that [p. 17]
After I had obtained the above revelation both the plates and the Urim  and the Thummin were taken from me again But in a few days  they were returned to me when I enquired of the Lord and he  said thus unto me
1 Now behold, I say unto you  that because I say unto you delivered up those writings, which  you had power given unto you to translate, by the means  of the urim Urim and Thummin, into the hands of  a wicked man, you have lost them; and you also  lost your gift at the same time, and your mind became  darkened; nevertheless, it is, now restored unto you again.  Therefore see that you are faithful and continue on unto  the finishing of the remainder of the work of translation  as you have begun. Do not work run faster or labour  more than you have strength and means provided to  enable you to translate; but be diligent unto the end.  Pray always, that you may come off conquerer, yea more  that you may conquere Satan and that you may escape the  hands of the servants of Satan, that do uphold his work.  Behold they have sought to destroy you, yea even the man  in whom you have trusted, has sought to destroy you. And for  this cause I said, <that> he is a wicked man, for he has sought  to take away the things wherewith you have been intrusted,  and he has also sought to destroy your gift, and because  you have delivered the writings into his hands, behold wic ked men have taken them from you. Therefore, you have del ivered them up, yea that which yea that was sacred, unto  wickedness. And behold satan has put it into their  hearts to alter the words which you have caused to be  written, or which you have translated, which have gone  out of your hands; and behold I say unto you that  because they have altered the words they read cont rary from that which you translated, and caused  to be written; and on this wise the Devil  has sought to beg <lay> a cunning plan that [p. 17]
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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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