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History, circa 1841, fair copy

have spoken. And if this be the case I command you my servant Joseph that you shall say unto him that he shall do no more nor trouble me any more concerning this matter and if this be the case behold I say unto thee Joseph when thou hast translated a few more pages thou shalt stop for a season even until I command thee again then thou mayest translate again and except thou do this behold thou shalt have no more gift and I will take away the things which I have entrusted with thee and now because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee yea I foresee that if my servant Martin Harriss

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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humbleth not himself and receive a witness from my hand that he will fall into transgression; and there are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the face of the earth, and for this cause that thy days may be prolonged I have given unto thee these commandments. Yea for this cause I have said stop and stand still until I command thee and I will provide means whereby thou mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded thee. And if thou art faithful in keeping my commandments thou shalt be lifted up at the last day. Amen
On the fifth day of April 1829 Oliver Cowdery

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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came to my house (until which time I had never seen him) and stated to me that having been teaching school in the neighborhood where my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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resided and learning from some of the family that I had receivd the plates now came to make inquiries of me. Two days after the arrival of Mr. 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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I commenced translating the book of Mormon and he commenced writing for me which having [p. 26]
have spoken. And if this be the case I command you  my servant Joseph that you shall say unto him that  he shall do no more nor trouble me any more conce rning this matter and if this be the case behold  I say unto thee Joseph when thou hast translated a  few more pages thou shalt stop for a season even  until I command thee again then thou mayest  translate again and except thou do this behold  thou shalt have no more gift and I will take away  the things which I have entrusted with thee and  now because I foresee the lying in wait to destroy thee  yea I foresee that if my servant Martin Harriss

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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 humbleth not himself and receive <a> witness from my  hand that he will fall into transgression; and  th[e]re are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the  face of the earth, and for this cause that thy days may be  prolonged I have given unto thee these commandments. Yea  for this cause I have said stop and stand still until I  command thee and I will provide means whereby thou  mayest accomplish the thing which I have commanded  thee. And if thou art faithful in keeping my com mandments thou shalt be lifted up at the last day.  Amen
On the fi[f]th day of April 1829 Oliver Cowd[e]ry

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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 came to my house (until which time I had never  seen him) and stated to me that having been  teaching school in the neighborhood where my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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re sided and learning from some of the family that I  had receivd the plates now came to make inquiries  of me. Two days after the arrival of Mr. 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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 I commenced translating the book of Mormon and  he commenced writing for me which having [p. 26]
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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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