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History, circa 1841, fair copy

God.
6 Pray always and I will pour out my spirit upon you and great shall be your blessing yea even more than if you should obtain treasures of earth and corruptableness to the extent thereof.
Behold canst thou read this without rejoicing and lifting up thy heart for gladness or canst thou run about longer as a blind guide or canst thou be humble and meek and conduct thyself wisely before me Yea come unto me thy Savior Amen.
We still continued while the book of Mormon was in the hands of the printer

30 Mar. 1806–16 Apr. 1845. Printer, newspaper editor and publisher, butcher, shipper, tanner. Born in Freehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of William Grandin and Amy Lewis. Moved to Williamson, Ontario Co., New York, by 1810; to Pultneyville, Ontario Co...

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to bear testimony of the truth of the gospel delivered to us as opportunity presented. On tuesday the sixth day of April 1830. we met at the house of Mr. Whitmer Peter Whitmer Sr.

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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for the purpose of organizing the church of Christ according to commandment. Having commenced with solemn prayer to our heavenly Father we proceeded (according to previous commandment) to call on our bretheren in order to ascertain if we would be accepted by them as their teachers in things pertaining to the kingdom of God; and were willing to be organized as a church according to the commandments that we had received. To these they unanimously consented.
I then laid my hand upon 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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and ordained him an elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and immediately afterwards he ordained me to the office of an elder of the same church.
[p. 65]
God.
6 Pray always and I will pour out my spirit  upon you and great shall be your blessing yea  even more than if you should obtain treasures of  earth and corruptableness to the extent thereof.
Behold canst thou read this without rejoic ing and lifting up thy heart for gladness or  canst thou run about longer as a blind guide  or canst thou be humble and meek and con duct thyself wisely before me Yea come unto  me thy Savior Amen.
We still continued while the book of Mor mon was in the hands of the printer

30 Mar. 1806–16 Apr. 1845. Printer, newspaper editor and publisher, butcher, shipper, tanner. Born in Freehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Son of William Grandin and Amy Lewis. Moved to Williamson, Ontario Co., New York, by 1810; to Pultneyville, Ontario Co...

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to bear tes timony of the truth of the gospel delivered to  us as opportunity presented. On tuesday  the sixth day of April 1830. we met at the  house of Mr. Whitmer [Peter Whitmer Sr.]

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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for the purpose of org anizing the church of Christ according to com mandment. Having commenced with solemn  prayer to our heavenly Father we proceeded  (according to previous commandment) to  call on our bretheren in order to ascertain if  we would be accepted by them as their teach ers in things pertaining to the kingdom of God;  and were willing to be organized as a church  according to the commandments that we had  received. To these they unanimously consented.
I then laid my hand upon 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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 and ordained him an elder of the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and immed iately afterwards he ordained me to the office  of an elder of the same church.
We then laid our hands upon each member [p. 65]
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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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