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John Corrill, “Brief History,” Manuscript, circa 1838–1839

John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.
would have been exterminated, had it not been for the exertions and influence of a few dissenters, and the humane and manly spirit of a certain Officers.
But where now may you look for deliverance? You may say in God, but I say in the exercise of common sense and that sound reason with which God has endowed you, and my advise is to follow that in preference to those pretended visions and revelations which have served no better purpose than to increase your trouble and keep you constantly in hot water; and serveres to bind your soul and body under that bondage which is more to be dreaded than the Roman yoke or Spanish Inquisition. [p. 90]
would have been exterminated, had it  not been for the exertions and influence  of a few dissenters, and the humane  and manly spirit of a few <certain> Officers.
But where now <may> I you look for deliver ance? You may say in God, but I  say in the exercise of common sense and  that sound reason with which God has end owed you, and my advise is to follow  that in preference to those <pretended> visions and  revelations which <have> served no better purpose  than to increase your trouble and keep  you constantly in hot water; and  serveres to bind you down your soul and body  under that bondage which is more to be  dreaded than the Roman yoke or Spanish  Inquisition. For my own part, I had  rather enjoy liberty in Hell, than endure <suffer>  bondage endure bondage in Heaven. [p. 90]
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John Corrill

17 Sept. 1794–26 Sept. 1842. Surveyor, politician, author. Born at Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Married Margaret Lyndiff, ca. 1830. Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 10 Jan. 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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, “Brief History,” Manuscript, ca. 6 April 1838– ca. 26 January 1839; handwriting of John Corrill

17 Sept. 1794–26 Sept. 1842. Surveyor, politician, author. Born at Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Married Margaret Lyndiff, ca. 1830. Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 10 Jan. 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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and an unidentified scribe; seventy pages numbered 20–90, plus three unnumbered pages; John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

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