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Source:Painsville Telegraph:7 Dec 1830:Cowdry claims...By this authority, they proclaim to the world
Parent page: Priesthood/Restoration
Painesville Telegraph, 7 December 1830:
Mr. Oliver Cowdry has his commission directly from the God of Heaven, and that he has credentials, written and signed by the hand of Jesus Christ, with whom he has personally conversed, and as such, said Cowdry claims that he and his associates are the only persons on earth who are qualified to administer in his name. By this authority, they proclaim to the world, that all who do not believe their testimony, and be baptized by them for the remission of sins . . . must be forever miserable.
- Painesville Telegraph, 7 December 1830