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History, circa 1841, fair copy

now see and hear
I now went in search of Martin Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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whom I found at a distance earnestly engaged in prayer
From him I learned that he had not yet obtained what he wished and I joined with him in prayer and immediately obtained a view of the Plates and he cried out in an ecstacy of joy “tis enough tis enough mine eyes have beheld mine eyes have beheld” and jumping up shouted hosanna and rejoiced exceedingly, having through the mercy of God thus obtained these glorious manifestations It now remained for these individuals to obey the command which they had recieved
Acordingly they drew and subscribed the following testimony
Be it known unto all nations kindreds tongues and people unto whom this work shall come that we through the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ have seen the plates which contains this record which is a record of the people of Nephi and also of the Lamanites their brethren and also of the people of Jared who came from the tower of which hath been spoken and we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God for his voice hath declared it unto us: wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true
And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates and they have been shown to us by the power of God and not of man [p. 46]
now see and hear
I now went in search of Martin Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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 whom I found at a distance earnestly eng aged in prayer
From him I learned that he had not yet  obtained what he wished and I joined  with him <in prayer> and immediately obtained a view  of the Plates and he cried out in an ectasy  ecstacy of joy “tis enough tis enough mine eyes  have beheld mine eyes have beheld” and jumping  up shouted hosanna and rejoiced exceedingly,  having thus through the mercy of God  thus obtained these glorious manifestations  It now remained for these individuals to obey  the command which they had recieved
Acordingly they drew up and subscribed  the following testimony
Be it known unto all nations kindreds  tongues and people unto whom this work  shall come that we through the grace of God  the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ have  seen the plates which contains this record which  is a record of the people of Nephi and also of the  Lamanites their brethren and also of the people of  Jared who came from the tower of which hath been  spoken and we also know that they have been trans lated by the gift and power of God for his voice  hath declared it unto us: wherefore we know of a surety it  that the work is true
And we also testify that we have seen the engravings  which are upon the plates and they have been shown to  us by the power of God and not of man [p. 46]
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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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