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History, circa 1841, fair copy

We found the people of Seneca County

Created from Cayuga Co., Mar. 1804. Most of western and eastern boundaries formed by Seneca and Cayuga lakes, respectively. Area first settled at Seneca Falls, 1787. Population in 1830 about 21,000. Population in 1840 about 25,000. Many people in area were...

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in the main friendly and disposed to inquire into the truth of these strange things which were being noised abroad and many opened their houses to us so that we might have an opportunity of meeting with our friends and obtain instruction. We met from time to time at this place and found many that were willing to hear us and anxious to find out the truth as in Christ Jesus and apparently willing to obey the Gospel. In this month (June) 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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Peter Whitmer Jr.

27 Sept. 1809–22 Sept. 1836. Tailor. Born at Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, in Seneca Lake, Seneca Co. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Among six...

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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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were baptized in Seneca Lake
From this time many became believers and were baptized whilst we continued to instruct those who applied for information. We had learned during the work of translation that the Lord would provide special witnesses to whom he would show the plates from which the book of Mormon was translated that they (the witnesses) should bear record of the same see book of Mormon 1st Edition page [blank] second edition [blank]
Immediately after we had made this discovery it occured to 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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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 Martin Harris

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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(the latter having come to ascertain our progress in the work) that the Lord would permit them to become these witnesses
Accordingly they became very solicitous that I should inquire of the Lord respecting it, which I did and obtained the following Revelation
1 Behold I say unto you that you must rely upon my word which if you do with full purpose of heart you shall have a view of the plates and also the breast plate, the sword of Laben and the Urim and Thummin which were given [p. 43]
We found the people of Seneca County

Created from Cayuga Co., Mar. 1804. Most of western and eastern boundaries formed by Seneca and Cayuga lakes, respectively. Area first settled at Seneca Falls, 1787. Population in 1830 about 21,000. Population in 1840 about 25,000. Many people in area were...

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in the  main friendly and disposed to inquire into the tr uth of these strange things which were being noised  abroad and many opened their houses to us so  that we might have an opportunity of meeting with  our friends and obtain instruction. We met  from time to time at this place and found  many that were willing to hear us and anxious  to find out the truth as in Christ Jesus and  apparently willing to obey the Gospel. In this  month (June) 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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Peter Whitmer Jr.

27 Sept. 1809–22 Sept. 1836. Tailor. Born at Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, in Seneca Lake, Seneca Co. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Among six...

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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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were baptized in Seneca Lake
From this time many became believers and were  baptized whilst we continued to instruct those who  applied for information. We had learned dur ing the work of translation that the Lord would  provide special witnesses to whom he would  show the plates from which the book of Mormon  was translated that they (the witnesses) should  bear record of the same see book of Mormon  1st Edition page [blank] second edition [blank]
Immediately after we had made this disc overy it occured to 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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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 Martin Harris

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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(the latter having come to as certain our progress in the work) that the Lord  would permit them to become these witnesses
Accordingly they became very solicitous that  I should inquire of the Lord respecting it, which  I did and obtained the following Revelation
1 Behold I say unto you that you must rely  upon my word which if you do with full purpose  of heart you shall have a view of the plates and  also the breast plate, the sword of Laben and  the Urim and Thummin which were given [p. 43]
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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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