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History, circa 1841, fair copy

for we were not fighting our own battls but were fighting those of the Great I Am Shortly after our return home we received the following commandments July 1830
1 Behold thou wast called and chosen to write the Book of Mormon and to my ministry and I have lifted thee up out of thine afflictions and have counseled thee that thou hast been delivered from all thine enemies and thou hast been delivered from the powers of Satan and from darkness Nevertheless thou art not excusable in thy transgressions nevertheless go thy way and sin no more
2 Magnify thine office and after thou hast sown the fields and secured them go quickly unto the Chuch which is in Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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and Manchester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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and they shall support thee and I will bless them both spiritually and temporally but if they receive thee not I will send upon them a cursing instead of a blessing
3 And thou shalt continue in calling upon God in my name and writing the things which shall be given thee by the comfoter and expounding all scriptures unto the church and it shall be given thee in the very moment what thou shalt say and write and they shall hear it or I will send unto them a cursing instead of a blessing
4 For thou shalt devote all thy service in Zion and in this thou shalt have strength. Be patient in afflictions for thou shalt have many: but endure them for lo I am with you even unto the end of thy days. And in temporal labors thou shalt not have strength for this is not thy calling and thou shalt have where with to magnify thine office and to expound all scripture and continue in laying on of the hands and confirming the Churches
5 And thy brother Oliver

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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shall continue in bearing my name before the world and also to the Church. And he shall not suppose that he can [p. 82]
for we were not fighting our own battls but were fight ing [those of] the Great I Am Shortly after our return home  we received the following commandments July 1830
1 Behold thou wast called and chosen to  write the Book of Mormon and to my ministry and  I have lifted thee up out of thine afflictions and  have counseled thee that thou hast been delivered  from all thine enemies and thou hast been deliv ered from the powers of Satan and from dark ness Nevertheless thou art not excusable in thy  transgressions nevertheless go thy way and sin no  more
2 Magnify thine office and after thou hast sown  the fields and secured them go quickly unto the  Chuch which is in Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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Fayette

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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and Man chester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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and they shall support thee and I will bless them  both spiritually and temporally but if they receive  thee not I will send upon them a cursing instead of  a blessing
3 And thou shalt continue in calling upon  God in my name and writing the things which shall  be given thee by the comfoter and expounding all  scriptures unto the church and it shall be given thee  in the very moment what thou shalt say and write  and th[e]y shall hear it or I will send unto them a cursi ng instead of a blessing
4 For thou shalt devote all thy service in Zion  and in this thou shalt have strength. Be patient in  afflictions for thou shalt have many: but endure  them for lo I am with you even unto the end of thy  days. And in temporal labors thou shalt not  have strength for this is not thy calling and thou  shalt have where with to magnify thine office and  to expound all scripture and continue in lay ing on of the hands and confirming the Churches
5 And thy brother Oliver

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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shall continue in  bearing my name before the world and also to the  Church. And he shall not suppose that he can [p. 82]
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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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