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History, circa 1841, fair copy

that thou mayest found out mysteries that thou mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth yea convince them of the errors of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any save it be those who are of thy faith Trifle not with sacred things if thou wilt do good yea and hold out faithful to the end thou shalt be saved in the Kingdom of God which is the greatest of all the gifts of God for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation
Verily Verily I say unto thee blessed art thou for what thou hast done for thou hast inquired of me and behold as often as thou hast inquired thou hast received instruction of my spirit if it had not been so thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time. Behold thou knowest thou hast inquired of me and I did enlighten thy mind and now I tell thee these things that thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the spirit of truth Yea I tell thee that thou mayest know that there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and intents of thy heart. I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee that the words or the work which thou hast been writing is true therefore be diligent stand by my servant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be for the words sake admonish him in his faults and also recieve admonition of him. Be patient be sober and be temperate. Have patience faith hope and charity. Behold thou art Oliver

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires therefore treasure up these words in thy heart be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love. behold I am Jesus Christ the Son of God I am the same that came unto my own [p. 28]
that thou mayest found out mysteries that thou  mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth yea  convince them of the errors of their ways. Make not thy  gift known unto any save it be those who are of  thy faith Trifle not with sacred things if thou wil  wilt do good yea and hold out faithful to the  end thou shalt be saved in the Kingdom of God  which is the greatest of all the gifts of God for  there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation
Verily Verily I say unto thee blessed art thou for  what thou hast done for thou hast inquired of me  and behold as often as thou hast inquired thou hast  received instruction of my spirit if it had not  been so thou wouldst not have come to the place  where thou art at this time. Behold thou know est thou hast inquired of me and I did enlighten  thy mind and now I tell thee these things that thou  mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the  spirit of truth Yea I tell thee that thou mayest  know that there is none else save God that knowest  thy thoughts and intents of thy heart. I tell thee these  things as a witness unto thee that the words or the works  which thou hast been writing is true therefore be  diligent stand by my servant Joseph faithfully  in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be for  the words sake admonish him in his faults and  also recieve admonition of him. Be patient be so ber and be temperate. Have patience faith hope  and charity. Behold thou art Oliver

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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and I have  spoken unto thee because of thy desires therefore tre asure up these words in thy heart be faithful and  diligent in keeping the commandments of God and I will  encircle thee in the arms of my love. behold I am Jes us Christ the Son of God I am the same that came unto  my own [p. 28]
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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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; 100 pages; CHL.
See also source note for JS History, circa 1841, draft.

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