Testimony of Nancy Nowell : a copy of my journals commenced in Lapeer, Michigan. A daily account of the devotional and devout exercise of my heart and the testimony of truth
Salt Lake City, Utah
George Q. Cannon & Sons
"1. Journal, 184043. Daily entries. Written before conversion to Mormonism. Her purpose the pleasing and profitable exercise of writing daily Gods dealings, and the devotional exercises of my heart. Very little about the events of her life. Worry about illnesses. Criticism of many Protestant churches. Active member of Methodist Church. Sought spiritual gifts. 2. Note written in Salt Lake City, 1892. Born in Pittstown, Kennebeck County, Maine, 1805. Parents Methodists. Lived in Michigan seven years. Wrote manuscript of this book before hearing of Mormonism. Heard Mormon missionary and was baptized. To Nauvoo, fall of 1843. Crossed plains, 1852. Desire to have her journal published."