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History, circa 1841, fair copy

In this manner did the Lord continue to give us instruction concerning the duties incumbent upon us and among other things of the kind, we obtained the following, by the spirit of Prophecy and Revelation which not only gave us much information but pointed out the precise day upon which according to his will and commandment we should proceed to organize his church again upon the earth
1 The rise of the church of Christ in these last days being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh; it being regularly organized and established agreeably to the laws of our Country by the will and commandments of God in the fourth month and on the sixth day of the month which is called April: which commandments were given to Joseph Smith Jr. who was called of God and ordained an Apostle of Jesus Christ to be the first elder of this Church and to 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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who was also called of God an apostle of Jesus Christ to be the second elder of this church and ordained under his hand and this according to the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ . To whom be all glory both now and forever Amen
2 After it was truly manifested unto this first elder that he had received a remission of his sins, he was entangled again in the vanities of the world but after repenting and humbling himself sincerely through faith God ministered unto him by an holy angel whose countenance was as lightning and whose garments were pure and white above all other whightness and gave unto him commandments which inspired him and gave him power from on high by the means which were before prepared to translate the book of Mormon which contains a record of a fallen [p. 53]
In this manner did the Lord continue to give  us instruction concerning the duties incumbent  upon us and among other things of the kind, we  obtained the following, by the spirit of Prop[h]ecy and  Revelation which not only gave us much informa tion but pointed out the precise day upon which  according to his will and commandment we should  proceed to organize his church again upon the  earth
1 The rise of the church of Christ in these last days  being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since  the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in  the flesh; it being regularly organized and established  agreeably to the laws of our Country by the will and  commandments of God in the fourth month and  on the sixth day of the month which is called  April: which commandments were given to Joseph  Smith Jr. who was called of God and ordained an  Apostle of Jesus Christ to be the first elder of this  Church and to 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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who was also called  of God an apostle of Jesus Christ to be the second  elder of this church and ordained under his hand  and this according to the grace of our Lord and  Savior Jesus Christ to. To whom be all glory both  now and forever Amen
2 After it was truly manifested unto this first elder  that he had received a remission of his sins, he  was entangled again in the vanities of the world  but after repenting and humbling himself sincerely  through faith God ministered unto him by an holy  angel whose countenance was as lightning and whose  garments were pure and white above all other whightness  and gave unto him commandments which inspired  him and gave him power from on high by the means  which were before prepared to translate the book of  Mormon which contains a record of a fallen [p. 53]
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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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