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“…I called on the Lord in mighty prayer, a ◊◊◊◊/pillar of fire appeared above my head, it presently rested down upon my/me head, and filled me with joy unspeakable, a personage appeard in the /midst, of this pillar of flame which was spread all around, and yet nothing consumed, another personage soon appeard like unto the first, he said unto me thy sins are forgiven thee, he testifyed unto me that /Jesus Christ is the Son of God; <​and I saw many angels in this vision>​ I was about 14 years old when I received this first communication;”

Joseph Smith, Jr., Journal, 1835-1836 (Kirtland, OH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-6), 24.