History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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They conversed freely upon many topicks, the day passed off in a  very agreeable manner, and the Lord blessed their souls. When  they arrived at they were disappointed of a meeting, through  some mismanagement, but they conversed freely with ’s  relatives, which apparently allayed much prejudice in  their minds. He truly felt to ask the Lord to have mercy on their souls.
5 October 1835 • Monday
Monday Oct. 5th. He returned home, and being much fatigued, from  riding in the rain, he spent the remainder of the day in reading &  meditation. In the evening he attended a High Council of the twelve  Apostles. He had, as he stated, a glorious time, and gave them many  instructions concerning their duties for time to come. He told them  it was the will of God that they should take their families to next season, also that they should attend the solemn assembly  of the first Elders, for the organization of the school of the Prophets,  attend to the ordinance of washing of feet, and prepare their hearts in  all humility for an endowment with power from on high. To this  they all assented with one accord, and appeared to be grea[t]ly rejoiced.  He felt to pray God to spare the lives of these twelve to a good old  age, for Christ, the Redeemer’s sake. Amen.
6 October 1835 • Tuesday
Tuesday October 6th. He staid home, and Elder [blank] [blank] Stevens came to  his house and loaned F. G. Williams and Co. six hundred dollars, which  greatly relieved the Company from its pecuniary embarrassments.  May God bless and preserve his soul forever. In the afternoon he  called to visit his , who was very sick, with a fever: he was  some better toward evening and the subject of this memoir spent  the rest of the day in reading and meditation
7 October 1835 • Wednesday
Wednesday 7th He went to visit his and found him very  low: he administred some mild herbs to him, agreeably to the com mandment of the Lord to his servants in these last days. and  earnestly prayed that God would have mercy upon him &  restore him immediately to health, for Christ the Redeemer’s sake.  This day his own natural brother, and set out in the Stage for the City of , in the State  of New York, to purchase goods to replenish the called the com mittee store. May the Lord be propitious, grant them health  strength, a prosperous journey and a safe, expeditious return  to the bosom of their families and society of their friends.
He here pronounced a blessing and a prophecy upon  He said blessed of the Lord is , even the Bishop of the  Church of Latter-Day Saints, for the Bishoprick shall never be [p. 108]
They conversed freely upon many topicks, the day passed off in a very agreeable manner, and the Lord blessed their souls. When they arrived at they were disappointed of a meeting, through some mismanagement, but they conversed freely with ’s relatives, which apparently allayed much prejudice in their minds. He truly felt to ask the Lord to have mercy on their souls.
5 October 1835 • Monday
Monday Oct. 5th. He returned home, and being much fatigued, from riding in the rain, he spent the remainder of the day in reading & meditation. In the evening he attended a High Council of the twelve Apostles. He had, as he stated, a glorious time, and gave them many instructions concerning their duties for time to come. He told them it was the will of God that they should take their families to next season, also that they should attend the solemn assembly of the first Elders, for the organization of the school of the Prophets, attend to the ordinance of washing of feet, and prepare their hearts in all humility for an endowment with power from on high. To this they all assented with one accord, and appeared to be greatly rejoiced. He felt to pray God to spare the lives of these twelve to a good old age, for Christ, the Redeemer’s sake. Amen.
6 October 1835 • Tuesday
Tuesday October 6th. He staid home, and Elder [blank] [blank] Stevens came to his house and loaned F. G. Williams and Co. six hundred dollars, which greatly relieved the Company from its pecuniary embarrassments. May God bless and preserve his soul forever. In the afternoon he called to visit his , who was very sick, with a fever: he was some better toward evening and the subject of this memoir spent the rest of the day in reading and meditation
7 October 1835 • Wednesday
Wednesday 7th He went to visit his and found him very low: he administred some mild herbs to him, agreeably to the commandment of the Lord to his servants in these last days. and earnestly prayed that God would have mercy upon him & restore him immediately to health, for Christ the Redeemer’s sake. This day his own natural brother, and set out in the Stage for the City of , in the State of New York, to purchase goods to replenish the called the committee store. May the Lord be propitious, grant them health strength, a prosperous journey and a safe, expeditious return to the bosom of their families and society of their friends.
He here pronounced a blessing and a prophecy upon He said blessed of the Lord is , even the Bishop of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, for the Bishoprick shall never be [p. 108]
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