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History, circa 1841, fair copy

all things written concerning the foundation of my church my gospel and my rock the gates of hell shall not prevail against you
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity and must needs be that the children of men are stirred up unto repentance both the Gentiles and also the house of Israel. Wherefore as thou hast been baptized by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith Jr. according to that which I have commanded him, he hath fulfilled the things which I have commanded him. And now marvel not that I have called him unto mine own purpose which purpose is known in me wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my commandments he shall be blessed unto eternal life and his name is Joseph.
3 And now Oliver Cowdry

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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I speak unto you and also unto David Whitmer

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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by the way of commandment for behold I command all men every where to repent and I speak unto you even as unto Paul mine Apostle for you are called even with that same calling with which he was called. Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God for behold the Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the flesh wherefore he suffered the pain of all men that all might repent and come unto him. And he hath risen again from the dead that he might bring all men unto him on condition of repentance. And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth wherefore you are called to cry repentance unto this people. And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people and bring save it be one soul unto me how great shall be your joy with him in the Kingdom of my Father. 4 And now if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the Kingdom of my Father how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me. Behold you have [p. 50]
all things written concerning the foundation of  my church my gospel and my rock the gates  of hell shall not prevail against you
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity  and must needs be that the children of men are  stirred up unto repentance both the Gentiles and  also the house of Israel. Wherefore as thou hast  been baptized by the hand of my servant Joseph  Smith Jr. according to that which I have comm anded him, he hath fulfilled the things which  I have commanded him. And now marvel not  that I have called him unto mine own purpose  which purpose is known in me wherefore if he shall  be diligent in keeping my commandments he shall be  blessed unto eternal life and his name is Joseph.
3 And now Oliver Cowdry

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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I speak unto you and also  unto David Whitmer

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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by the way of commandment  for behold I command all men every where to repent  and I speak unto you even as unto Paul mine  Apostle for you are called even with that same call ing with which he was called. Remember the worth  of souls is great in the sight of God for behold the  Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the flesh  wherefore he suffered the pain of all men that all might  repent and come unto him. And he hath risen again from  the dead that he might bring all men unto him on condi tion of repentance. And how great is his joy in the  soul that repenteth wherefore you are called to cry rep entance unto this people. And if it so be that you  should labor all your days in crying repentance unto  this people and bring save it be one soul unto me  how great shall be your joy with him in the Kingdom  of my Father. 4 And now if your joy will be great  with one soul that you have brought unto me into the Kin gdom of my Father how great will be your joy if you  should bring many souls unto me. Behold you have [p. 50]
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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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