The Contributor, Vol. 5

The Contributor, Vol. 5 : A Monthly Magazine of Home Literature; May, 1884 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Contributor, Vol. 5: A Monthly Magazine of Home Literature; May, 1884 Joseph smith, the youth whom God honored by making him the instrument in His hands of restoring these precious records to the knowledge of mankind, was born in the town of Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, on the 23d of Decem ber, 1805. When about ten years old his parents, with their family, moved to Palmyra, in the State of New York, in the vicinity of which place he lived for about eleven years; the latter portion of the time in a village called Manchester. Joseph helped his father on the farm, hired out at day-work, and passed his years very much after the manner com mon to young men in the rural districts. His advantages for obtaining anything beyond the rudiments of education were exceedingly small; he could read with out much difficulty, write a very imper fect hand, and had but a very limited understanding of arithmetic. These were his highest attainments. He ap pears to have been a good-natured, companionable but thoughtful youth, with little or nothing, except perhaps his superior muscular strength, to dis tinguish him from the lads of the neigh borhood. He was a good worker and fond of a frolic, but never attracted any particular attention from the world until it was rumored that he had been visited by an angel; then he became a marked man, an object of hatred, scorn and persecution from the uncharitable, the unbelieving, and the corrupt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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