History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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darkness and ignorance of this generation, that it is a thing incredible that a man should have any intercourse with his Maker.
7 November 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 7th. He spent the day at home attending to his domestic concerns. The word of the Lord came unto him, saying, behold I am well pleased with my servant, and my Servant , because of the integrity of their hearts in laboring in my vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men. Verily I say unto you their sins are forgiven them; Therefore, say unto them in my name, that it is my will that they should tarry for a little season and attend the school, and also the Solemn assembly for a wise purpose in me, even so. Amen.
8 November 1835 • Sunday
Sunday 8th. He went to meeting in the morning at the usual hour. In the fore noon preached a very interesting discourse. In the after noon preached; and after preaching came forward to make some remarks, by way of confession. He had previously been excommunicated from the Church, for lying, and for an attempt to seduce a female. His confession was not satisfactory to the mind of the subject of these memoirs. then rose and made some remarks, touching the proceedings of the High Council in the case of said . He observed that the council decided, that he should make a public confession of his crime and have it published in the Messenger & Advocate. He proposed that should now make his confession before the congregation, and then immediately observed that he had forgiven . which seemed rather to militate against the statement he first made, which doubtless was rather to be attributed to an error of the head than the heart. President then arose and made some remarks in opposition to those made by the preceding speaker, and were directly calculated to destroy his influence and bring him into disrepute in the eyes of the Church. This was not right; he also misrepresented ’s case and spread darkness rather than light upon the subject. A vote of the Church was then called on his case and he was restored without any further confession; that he should be received into the Church by baptism, which was administered accordingly. After he (J. S.) came home from meeting, he took up a labor with his Uncle , and convinced him that he was wrong in some of his remarks respecting , and he confessed it. He then went and labored with , and succeeded also in convincing him of his error, which [p. 119]
darkness and ignorance of this generation, that it is a thing incredible that a man should have any intercourse with his Maker.
7 November 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 7th. He spent the day at home attending to his domestic concerns. The word of the Lord came unto him, saying, behold I am well pleased with my servant, and my Servant , because of the integrity of their hearts in laboring in my vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men. Verily I say unto you their sins are forgiven them; Therefore, say unto them in my name, that it is my will that they should tarry for a little season and attend the school, and also the Solemn assembly for a wise purpose in me, even so. Amen.
8 November 1835 • Sunday
Sunday 8th. He went to meeting in the morning at the usual hour. In the fore noon preached a very interesting discourse. In the after noon preached; and after preaching came forward to make some remarks, by way of confession. He had previously been excommunicated from the Church, for lying, and for an attempt to seduce a female. His confession was not satisfactory to the mind of the subject of these memoirs. then rose and made some remarks, touching the proceedings of the High Council in the case of said . He observed that the council decided, that he should make a public confession of his crime and have it published in the Messenger & Advocate. He proposed that should now make his confession before the congregation, and then immediately observed that he had forgiven . which seemed rather to militate against the statement he first made, which doubtless was rather to be attributed to an error of the head than the heart. President then arose and made some remarks in opposition to those made by the preceding speaker, and were directly calculated to destroy his influence and bring him into disrepute in the eyes of the Church. This was not right; he also misrepresented ’s case and spread darkness rather than light upon the subject. A vote of the Church was then called on his case and he was restored without any further confession; that he should be received into the Church by baptism, which was administered accordingly. After he (J. S.) came home from meeting, he took up a labor with his Uncle , and convinced him that he was wrong in some of his remarks respecting , and he confessed it. He then went and labored with , and succeeded also in convincing him of his error, which [p. 119]
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