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History, circa 1841, fair copy

had discovered an error in one of the commandments See Book of doctrine and covenants Sect. 2 Part 7. See also this History Page 56 “and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the remission of their sins.” This quotation he said was incorrect and added. “I command you in the name of God to erase those words that no priest craft be among us”
I immediately wrote him in reply asking by what authority he commanded me to alter or erase to add to or diminish from any commandment or revelation from Almighty God
In a few days I visited him and found that Mr. Whitmer

14 Apr. 1773–13 Aug. 1854. Farmer. Born at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer and likely Maria Salome. Member of Presbyterian church. Married Mary Musselman, before 1798, in Pennsylvania. Lived in Lebanon Township, Dauphin Co., by...

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and family had imbibed the same opinion and it was with great difficulty that I could convince any of them that the doctrine contained in the senteance was in strict accordance with those of the scripture and was in fact a revelation from God At length Christian Whitmer

18 Jan. 1798–27 Nov. 1835. Shoemaker. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Married Anna (Anne) Schott, 22 Feb. 1825, at Seneca Co., New York. Ensign in New York militia, 1825. Constable of Fayette, Seneca Co., 1828–1829. Member...

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became Convinced that this was the case and by his assistance succeeded in convincing the remainder of the family and 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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confessed his error. We drew a lesson from this calculated to teach us the necessity of humility and prayer that he would teach us his ways and that we should not decide rashly or in haste
Early in August Newel Knight

13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New...

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and Lady

1804–15 Sept. 1834. Born in Oxford (later in Guilford), Chenango Co., New York. Daughter of Amariah Coburn and Rose Linda Lyon. Resided in Oxford, Chenango Co., by 1810. Moved to Greene, Chenango Co., by 1820. Moved to Colesville, Broome Co., New York, by...

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visited me in Harmony

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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Pa. and as neither his wife

1804–15 Sept. 1834. Born in Oxford (later in Guilford), Chenango Co., New York. Daughter of Amariah Coburn and Rose Linda Lyon. Resided in Oxford, Chenango Co., by 1810. Moved to Greene, Chenango Co., by 1820. Moved to Colesville, Broome Co., New York, by...

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nor mine had been confirmed it was proposed that before our visit come to a close we should attend to that ordinance as well as that of administering the sacrament.
Accordingly I started to a neighbors. house to obtain wine but had not gone but a short distance when I was met by a heavenly [p. 86]
had discovered an error in one of the comm andments See Book of doctrine and covenants  Sect. 2 Part 7. See also this History Page 56  [“]and truly manifest by their works that they  have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the  remission of their sins.[”] This quotation he said  was incorrect and added. “I command you  in the name of God to erase those words that  no priest craft be among us”
I immediately wrote him in reply asking by  what authority he commanded me to alter or  erase to add to or diminish from any comm andment or revelation from Almighty God
In a few days I visited him and found  that Mr. Whitmer

14 Apr. 1773–13 Aug. 1854. Farmer. Born at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer and likely Maria Salome. Member of Presbyterian church. Married Mary Musselman, before 1798, in Pennsylvania. Lived in Lebanon Township, Dauphin Co., by...

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and family had imbibed the  same opinion and it was with great diffi culty that I could convince any of them  that the doctrine contained in the senteance  was in strict accordance with those of the  scriptures and was in fact a revelation from  God At length Christian Whitmer

18 Jan. 1798–27 Nov. 1835. Shoemaker. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Married Anna (Anne) Schott, 22 Feb. 1825, at Seneca Co., New York. Ensign in New York militia, 1825. Constable of Fayette, Seneca Co., 1828–1829. Member...

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became  Convinced that this was the case and by his  assistance succeeded in convincing the remain der of the family and 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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confessed  his error. We drew a lesson from this  calculated to teach us the necessity of humility  and prayer that he would teach us his ways  and that we should not decide in rashness rashly or <in>  haste
Early in August Newel Knight

13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New...

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and Lady

1804–15 Sept. 1834. Born in Oxford (later in Guilford), Chenango Co., New York. Daughter of Amariah Coburn and Rose Linda Lyon. Resided in Oxford, Chenango Co., by 1810. Moved to Greene, Chenango Co., by 1820. Moved to Colesville, Broome Co., New York, by...

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 visited me in Harmony

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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Pa. and as neither his  wife

1804–15 Sept. 1834. Born in Oxford (later in Guilford), Chenango Co., New York. Daughter of Amariah Coburn and Rose Linda Lyon. Resided in Oxford, Chenango Co., by 1810. Moved to Greene, Chenango Co., by 1820. Moved to Colesville, Broome Co., New York, by...

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nor mine had been confirmed it was  proposed that before our visit come to a close  we should attend to that ordinance as well as  that of administering the sacrament.
Accordingly I started to a neighbors. house  to obtain wine but had not gone but a short  distance when I was met by a heavenly [p. 86]
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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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