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Category:Age of Joseph at the time of the First Vision
Joseph Smith's age at the time of the First Vision
Parent page: First Vision/Accounts
Joseph Smith (1832): "in the 16th year of my age"
Text in blue is in Joseph Smith's own handwriting, the remainder in the handwriting of Frederick G. Williams. In the 1832 account, Frederick G. Williams inserted the "in the 16th year of my age" (which would be age 15) above Joseph's text after Joseph had already written it. (See: "History, circa Summer 1832," The Joseph Smith Papers)
from the age of twelve years to fifteen I pondered many things in my heart concerning the sittuation of the world of mankind....the Lord heard my cry in the wilderness and while in attitude of calling upon the Lord a piller of
firelight above the brightness of the sun at noon day come down from above and rested upon me 
- "History, circa Summer 1832," The Joseph Smith Papers.
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