History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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He then went to assist in organizing the Elders school: called  to order and made some appropriate remarks on the object of the  school, and the great necessity there was of rightly improving time  and reigning up our minds to a sense of the great object that lies  before us, (viz.) That glorious endowment that God has in store for  the faithful. He then dedicated the school in the name of the Lord  Jesus, Christ. After the school was dismissed, he attended a pa triarchal meeting at his brother s. his s parents were  blessed, also his own child. and named . At evening he preached  in the school house to a crowded congregation.

4 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday Nov. 4 He was at home in the morning, but  attended school, during the school hours; made good progress  in studies. In the evening he lectured. on Grammar at home.  On this day arrived in this place from Zion.

5 November 1835 • Thursday

Thursday— 5th. He attended school. This day came in  from the East. He was called in the morning to visit , who was sick. He took his scribe with him and they prayed  for, and laid their hands upon him in the name of the Lord Jesus  The disease was rebuked. and came in  and desired to hear the revelation concerning the “Twelve”  His read it to them: They expressed some little dissatisfaction  but after examining their own hearts, they acknowledged it to be the  word of the Lord, and said they were satisfied. After School  Elder came in and being one of the ‘Twelve’ he desired  also to hear it read. After hearing it he appeared perfectly  satisfied. In the evening he [JS] lectured on Grammar.

6 November 1835 • Friday

Friday 6th. He was at home in the morning, but attended school  during the school hours of the day. spent the evening at home.  It may not be improper here to remark that in the morning he was  introduced to a man from the East. After hearing the name,  Joseph Smith, he remarked that he was nothing but a man.  i[n]timating by this expression that he had imbibed the idea, that  a person through whom the Lord revealed himself, must be some thing more than a man. He appeared to have forgotten that all  the ancient Prophets were but men, particularly what St. James  said of the Prophet, Elias, that he was a man of like passions as  we are, yet he had that power with God, that he prayed that it  might not rain on the earth, and it rained not for three years  and six months. And again in answer to his prayer, the Lord gave  rain and the earth brought forth her fruits. Indeed, such is the [p. 118]
He then went to assist in organizing the Elders school: called to order and made some appropriate remarks on the object of the school, and the great necessity there was of rightly improving time and reigning up our minds to a sense of the great object that lies before us, (viz.) That glorious endowment that God has in store for the faithful. He then dedicated the school in the name of the Lord Jesus, Christ. After the school was dismissed, he attended a patriarchal meeting at his brother ’s. his ’s parents were blessed, also his own child. and named . At evening he preached in the school house to a crowded congregation.

4 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday Nov. 4 He was at home in the morning, but attended school, during the school hours; made good progress in studies. In the evening he lectured. on Grammar at home. On this day arrived in this place from Zion.

5 November 1835 • Thursday

Thursday— 5th. He attended school. This day came in from the East. He was called in the morning to visit , who was sick. He took his scribe with him and they prayed for, and laid their hands upon him in the name of the Lord Jesus The disease was rebuked. and came in and desired to hear the revelation concerning the “Twelve” His read it to them: They expressed some little dissatisfaction but after examining their own hearts, they acknowledged it to be the word of the Lord, and said they were satisfied. After School Elder came in and being one of the ‘Twelve’ he desired also to hear it read. After hearing it he appeared perfectly satisfied. In the evening he [JS] lectured on Grammar.

6 November 1835 • Friday

Friday 6th. He was at home in the morning, but attended school during the school hours of the day. spent the evening at home. It may not be improper here to remark that in the morning he was introduced to a man from the East. After hearing the name, Joseph Smith, he remarked that he was nothing but a man. intimating by this expression that he had imbibed the idea, that a person through whom the Lord revealed himself, must be something more than a man. He appeared to have forgotten that all the ancient Prophets were but men, particularly what St. James said of the Prophet, Elias, that he was a man of like passions as we are, yet he had that power with God, that he prayed that it might not rain on the earth, and it rained not for three years and six months. And again in answer to his prayer, the Lord gave rain and the earth brought forth her fruits. Indeed, such is the [p. 118]
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