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History, circa 1841, fair copy

We then took bread blessed and broke it with them, then took wine blessed and drank it with them. We then laid our hands on each member of the church present for the reception of Holy Ghost and to confirm them members of the Church of Christ.
The Holy Ghost was poured out upon us to a very great degree insomuch that some prophesied whilst all praised the Lord and rejoiced exceedingly. Before we separated I received the following commandment April 6th 1830.
1. Behold there shall be a record kept among you and in it thou shalt be called a seer a translator a prophet an apostle of Jesus Christ an elder of the church through the will of God the Father and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ, being inspired of the Holy Ghost to lay the foundation thereof and to build it up unto the most holy faith, which church was organized and established in the year of your Lord eighteen hundred and thirty in the fourth month and on the sixth day of the month which is called April
2 Wherefore (meaning the church) thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them walking in all holiness before me for his word ye shall receive as if from mine own mouth in all patience and faith for by doing these things the gates of hell shall not prevail against you: yea and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you and cause the heavens to shake for your good and his [p. 66]
We then took bread blessed and broke it with  them, then took wine blessed and drank it with  them. We then laid our hands on each member  of the church present for the reception of Holy Ghost  and to confirm them members of the Church of Christ.
The Holy Ghost was poured out upon us to a  very great degree insomuch that some proph esied whilst all praised the Lord and rejo iced exceedingly. Before we separated  I received the following commandment April  6th 1830.
1. Behold there shall be a record kept  among you and in it thou shalt be called  a seer a translator a prophet an apostle of  Jesus Christ an elder of the church through  the will of God the Father and the grace of  your Lord Jesus Christ, being inspired of the  Holy Ghost to lay the foundation thereof and  to build it up unto the most holy faith, which  church was organized and established in the  year of your Lord eighteen hundred and thirty  in the fourth month and on the sixth day of the  month which is called April
2 Wherefore (meaning the church) thou shalt  give heed unto all his words and commandme nts which he shall give unto you as he receiv eth them walking in all holiness before me for  his word ye shall receive as if from mine own  mouth in all patience and faith for by doing  these things the gates of hell shall not prevail  against you: yea and the Lord God will disperse  the powers of darkness from before you and cause  the heavens to shake for your good and his [p. 66]
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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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See also source note for JS History, circa 1841, draft.

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