History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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24 October 1835 • Saturday

Saturday 24th. Mr. Goodrich and his lady called on him to see  the ancient Egyptian Records, and also went to Doct. ,  to see the Mummies. Brethren Hawks & Carpenter from  called and tarried with him over the sabbath. and attended meeting

25 October 1835 • Sunday

Sunday 25th. He attended meeting. President preached  in the forenoon and Elder in the afternoon; after  which, Elder joined brother and Sister in matrimony, and the subject of this narrative blessed them  with long life and prosperity in the name of Jesus Christ. At evening  he attended a prayer meeting, opened it and exhorted his brethren and  sisters about an hour. The Lord poured out his spirit, and some  glorious things were spoken in the gift of tongues, and interpreted  concerning the redemption of Zion.

26 October 1835 • Monday

Monday 26th. Went to to attend the Court, in com pany with three of his Brothers, (viz.) , & . His  Brother was summoned before this court for not doing  Military duty and was fined because they had not their conference  minutes with them, for testimony to prove that was  clerk of the conference. This testimony, they would have carried with  them, had it not been for the neglect of their Council, or Lawyer, who  did not notify them that it was necessary to his success in the suit.  This act of the Attorney, he felt as did his brethren, was a want  of fidelity to his client, apparent indeed, and a base insult prac ticed upon him on account of his religious faith, that the ungodly  might have an unlawful power over him, and trample him  and our feelings under their unhallowed feet. In consequence of this  omission of duty a fine of twenty dollars including costs, was  imposed upon his , and to cancel it and the expenses attend ing the suit he was obliged to sell his cow. The subject of this  narrative, felt to say in the name of Jesus Christ, that the money  thus unjustly taken, shall be a testimony against them, and  canker their flesh as fire.

27 October 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday 27th In the morning he was called at to his Brother  ’s to visit his wife, who was confined and in a  dangerous situation. His brother went to after  Doctor . He went himself out into the field and bowed in  mighty prayer before the Lord, beseeching him in the name of Jesus Christ  in her behalf. The word of the Lord came unto him, saying, my  servant shall come and deal prudently, and my mine  handmaiden shall be delivered of a living child and be spared. [p. 111]

24 October 1835 • Saturday

Saturday 24th. Mr. Goodrich and his lady called on him to see the ancient Egyptian Records, and also went to Doct. , to see the Mummies. Brethren Hawks & Carpenter from called and tarried with him over the sabbath. and attended meeting

25 October 1835 • Sunday

Sunday 25th. He attended meeting. President preached in the forenoon and Elder in the afternoon; after which, Elder joined brother and Sister in matrimony, and the subject of this narrative blessed them with long life and prosperity in the name of Jesus Christ. At evening he attended a prayer meeting, opened it and exhorted his brethren and sisters about an hour. The Lord poured out his spirit, and some glorious things were spoken in the gift of tongues, and interpreted concerning the redemption of Zion.

26 October 1835 • Monday

Monday 26th. Went to to attend the Court, in company with three of his Brothers, (viz.) , & . His Brother was summoned before this court for not doing Military duty and was fined because they had not their conference minutes with them, for testimony to prove that was clerk of the conference. This testimony, they would have carried with them, had it not been for the neglect of their Council, or Lawyer, who did not notify them that it was necessary to his success in the suit. This act of the Attorney, he felt as did his brethren, was a want of fidelity to his client, apparent indeed, and a base insult practiced upon him on account of his religious faith, that the ungodly might have an unlawful power over him, and trample him and our feelings under their unhallowed feet. In consequence of this omission of duty a fine of twenty dollars including costs, was imposed upon his , and to cancel it and the expenses attending the suit he was obliged to sell his cow. The subject of this narrative, felt to say in the name of Jesus Christ, that the money thus unjustly taken, shall be a testimony against them, and canker their flesh as fire.

27 October 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday 27th In the morning he was called to his Brother ’s to visit his wife, who was confined and in a dangerous situation. His brother went to after Doctor . He went himself out into the field and bowed in mighty prayer before the Lord, beseeching him in the name of Jesus Christ in her behalf. The word of the Lord came unto him, saying, my servant shall come and deal prudently, and mine handmaiden shall be delivered of a living child and be spared. [p. 111]
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