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History, circa 1841, fair copy

In obedience the above command we made wine from the native grape and after confirming the two sisters partook of the sacrament and spent the evening in praising God and his spirit was poured out upon us in a most glorious manner and we rejoiced in God the rock of our salvation
About this time persecution again began to show itself and slander with an iron tongue began its work of destruction in the neighborhood where I lived The principal instigator of which was a person professing to be a minister of God.
This man being informed that my father in law

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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was friendly to the work and knowing that with his influence in my favour I was perfecly safe from all attempts at least to injure my person, paid my father in law

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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a visit and with most shameful falshoods in his mouth influenced the old gentleman against me so that he would no longer promise me protection or countenance my doctrines. Towards the last of August (in company with John

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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and 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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and my brother Hyrum

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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) to visit the church at 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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. Knowing the Hostility of some of the citizens of that place and having a great desire to see our bretheren there we prayed our heavenly Father to protect us and permit us to visit our friends and return unmolested. Our prayer prevailed much with God for on our arrival in the neighborhood we passed a large company of men a number of whom were our most bitter enemies at work on the publick highway
They looked earnestly at us but not knowing us permitted us to pass unmolested. That evening we collected our friends to gather and confirmed some of them partook of the sacrament and had much cause to thank and praise the God of our salvation and sing Hosanna to his name. Next morning we returned in safety to our homes. [p. 89]
In obedience the above command we we made  wine from the native grape and after confirming  the two sisters partook of the sacrament and spent  the evening in praising God and his spirit was  poured out upon us in a most glorious man ner and we rejoiced in God the rock of our  salvation
About this time persecution <again> began to show  itself and slander with an iron tongue began  its work of destruction in the neighborhood where  I lived The principal instigator of which  was a <person> professing to be a minister of God.
This man being informed that my father in law

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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was  friendly to the work and knowing that with his  influence in my favour I was perfecly safe from  all attempts at least to injure my person,  paid my father in law

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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a visit and with most sh ameful falshoods in his mouth influenced the  old gentleman against me so that he would  no longer promise me protection or countenance  my doctrines. Towards the last of August  (in company with John

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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and 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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and  my brother Hyrum

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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) to visit the church at Coles ville

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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. Knowing the Hostility of some of the citizens  of that place and having a great desire to see our  bretheren there we prayed our heavenly Father to  protect us and permit us to visit our friends and  return unmolested. Our prayer prevailed much with  God for on our arrival in the neighborhood we passed  a large company of men a number of whom were our  most bitter enemies at work on the publick highway
The[y] looked earnestly at us but not knowing us perm itted us to pass unmolested. That evening we  collected our friends to gather and confirmed some  of them partook of the sacrament and had much  cause to thank and praise the God of our salv ation and sing Hosanna to his name. Next  morning we returned in safety to our homes. [p. 89]
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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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