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History, circa 1841, fair copy

and your God have spoken it. These words are not of men nor of man but of me. Wherefore you shall testify they are of me and not of man for it is my voice which speaketh them unto you; for they are given by my spirit unto you and by my power you can read them one to another. And save it were by my power you could not have them wherefore you can testify that you have heard my voice and know [my] words.
6 And now behold I give unto you 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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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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that you shall search out the twelve who shall have the desires of which I have spoken, and by their desires and their works you shall know them; and when you have found them you shall show these things unto them. And you shall fall down and worship the Father in my name and you must preach unto the world, saying you must repent and be baptized and not only men but women and children who have arrived to the years of accountability. 7 And now after that you have received this you must keep my commandments in all things and by your hand I will work a mavelous work among the children of men unto the convincing of many of their sins that they may come unto repentance and that they may come unto the kingdom of my Father.
Wherefore the blessings which I give unto you are above all things. And after that you have received this, if you keep not my commandments you cannot be saved in the kingdom of my Father. Behold I Jesus Christ your Lord your God and your Redeemer by the power of my spirit have spoken it Amen [p. 52]
and your God have spoken it. These words are not  of men nor of man but of me. Wherefore you shall tes tify they are of me and not of man for it is my  voice which speaketh them unto you; for they are  given by my spirit unto you and by my power you  can read them one to another. And save it were by my  power you could not have them wherefore you can testify  that you have heard my voice and know [my] words.
6 And now behold I give unto you 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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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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that you shall search out  the twelve who shall have the desires of which I have  spoken, and by their desires and their works you shall  know them; and when you have found them you shall  show these things unto them. And you shall fall down  and worship the Father in my name and you must  preach unto the world, saying you must repent  and be baptized and not only men but women and  children who have arrived to the years of accounta bility. 7 And now after that you have received this  you must keep my commandments in all things and  by your hand I will work a mavelous work among  the children of men unto the convincing of many of  their sins that they may come unto repentance and  that they may come unto the kingdom of my Father.
Wherefore the blessings which I give unto you are  above all things. And after that you have received  this, if you keep not my commandments you cannot  be saved in the kingdom of my Father. Behold  I Jesus Christ your Lord and your God and your  Redeemer by the power of my spirit have spoken  it Amen [p. 52]
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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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