History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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26 September 1835 • Saturday
September 26th. This evening, the “Twelve,[”] having returned  from the East in the morning, he met them, and conversed upon  some matters of difficulty which were resting between some  of them and President , and all things were settled  satisfactorily.
27 September 1835 • Sunday
September 27th. He attended meeting: Brethren, , , &  preached, and broke bread. The Lord condescended to pour out  his spirit, and the souls of his servants were edified.
28 September 1835 • Monday
September 28th.. High Council met and tried : he was  reproved, repented, and was reordained. was tried for  fornication and cut off from the church.
29 September 1835 • Tuesday
29th. High Council met to day and tried brother Allen Avery, who  on an investigation was acquitted from any charge. was  also tried and acquitted. was also tried, confessed his  error and was forgiven. In all these cases, the subject of this narrative  acted on the part of the defence for the accused, to plead for mercy.  The Lord appeared to bless his soul, and the council was also greatly blessed.  He congratulated himself that much good would result from the two days  he had been laboring in church business.
30 September 1835 • Wednesday
30th He stayed at home and visited many who came to enquire after  the work of the Lord.
1 October 1835 • Thursday
October first, He stayed at home and labored on the Egyptian  Alphabet in company with his brethren & .  The System of Astronomy was unfolded.
2 October 1835 • Friday
Oct. 2d He wrote a letter to be published in the Messenger & Advocate
3 October 1835 • Saturday
3d He attended, and held a High Council in the case of Elder .  for giving cridence [credence] to false and slanderous reports, instigated and  propagated to injure brother , also to investigate  the case of , son of , for threatning  and other Elders. After due reflection on the part of the accused,  they both confessed. and were acquitted. In the afternoon of the same  day, he waited on the Twelve, most of them at his own house, ex hibited to them the ancient records in his possession, and gave  explanations of the same. This day he obsirved, passed off  with the blessings of the Lord.
4 October 1835 • Sunday
Sunday October 4th He started early in the morning with one  of his brethren, by the name of , to hold a meeting  in . When about a mile from home, they saw two deer which  gave a turn to their thoughts upon the subject of the Creation of God. [p. 107]
26 September 1835 • Saturday
September 26th. This evening, the “Twelve,” having returned from the East in the morning, he met them, and conversed upon some matters of difficulty which were resting between some of them and President , and all things were settled satisfactorily.
27 September 1835 • Sunday
September 27th. He attended meeting: Brethren, , , & preached, and broke bread. The Lord condescended to pour out his spirit, and the souls of his servants were edified.
28 September 1835 • Monday
September 28th.. High Council met and tried : he was reproved, repented, and was reordained. was tried for fornication and cut off from the church.
29 September 1835 • Tuesday
29th. High Council met to day and tried brother Allen Avery, who on an investigation was acquitted from any charge. was also tried and acquitted. was also tried, confessed his error and was forgiven. In all these cases, the subject of this narrative acted on the part of the defence for the accused, to plead for mercy. The Lord appeared to bless his soul, and the council was also greatly blessed. He congratulated himself that much good would result from the two days he had been laboring in church business.
30 September 1835 • Wednesday
30th He stayed at home and visited many who came to enquire after the work of the Lord.
1 October 1835 • Thursday
October first, He stayed at home and labored on the Egyptian Alphabet in company with his brethren & . The System of Astronomy was unfolded.
2 October 1835 • Friday
Oct. 2d He wrote a letter to be published in the Messenger & Advocate
3 October 1835 • Saturday
3d He attended, and held a High Council in the case of Elder . for giving cridence [credence] to false and slanderous reports, instigated and propagated to injure brother , also to investigate the case of , son of , for threatning and other Elders. After due reflection on the part of the accused, they both confessed. and were acquitted. In the afternoon of the same day, he waited on the Twelve, most of them at his own house, exhibited to them the ancient records in his possession, and gave explanations of the same. This day he obsirved, passed off with the blessings of the Lord.
4 October 1835 • Sunday
Sunday October 4th He started early in the morning with one of his brethren, by the name of , to hold a meeting in . When about a mile from home, they saw two deer which gave a turn to their thoughts upon the subject of the Creation of God. [p. 107]
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