History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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resurrection. He says he possesses the spirit of his fathers, that he  is the literal decendant of Matthias the Apostle, who was  chosen in the place of Judas that fell. and that his spirit  is resussitated in him, and that the this is the way or scheme  of Eternal life; this transmigration of soul or spirit from  Father to Son. He told that his doctrine was of the  Devil. That he in reality was possessed of a wicked and defor med spirit. Notwithstanding, he professed to be the spirit of  truth itself, and said also that he possessed the soul of Christ.  He tarried until the next day.

11 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 11th. After breakfast was told that  his God was the Devil and could stay no longer, but he must  depart, and so for once says the subject of these memoirs  I cast out the Devil in bodily shape.
Here it may not be improper to mention that on the 9th came to ask advice relative to purchasing land. in  this place or in . As he could not arrange his business  to go to next spring he was advized to buy and  settle here until he arrange his mind and then go to Zion  if he chose to do so, President Smith was at home this day  except during school hours. He spent the evening around  his own fireside teaching his family the science of grammar.  The weather was now cold, the wind high and it commenced  snowing.

12 November 1835 • Thursday

Thursday 12th He attended school again during the school  hours. Rain and snow continued to fall. The snow by that time  was about one inch in depth. the wind high and the weather  extremely unpleasant. The laborers who had commenced fin ishing the out-side of the were obliged to break  off from their business on the 11th. at the commencement of  this storm. The job of finishing the out side of the was  let to & for $1000. They progressed rapidly, in it.   has the Job of plastering the inside throughout for  $1500. He commenced on the 9th. and still continues, the in clemency of the weather <to the contrary> notwithstanding. This evening (12)  President Smith met with a council of the “Twelve” by their  request. Nine of them were present. Council opened by singing  and prayer and he then remarked to them nearly as fol lows: I am happy in the enjoyment of this opportunity  in meeting this council on this occasion. I am satisfied that [p. 125]
resurrection. He says he possesses the spirit of his fathers, that he is the literal decendant of Matthias the Apostle, who was chosen in the place of Judas that fell. and that his spirit is resussitated in him, and that this is the way or scheme of Eternal life; this transmigration of soul or spirit from Father to Son. He told that his doctrine was of the Devil. That he in reality was possessed of a wicked and deformed spirit. Notwithstanding, he professed to be the spirit of truth itself, and said also that he possessed the soul of Christ. He tarried until the next day.

11 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 11th. After breakfast was told that his God was the Devil and could stay no longer, but he must depart, and so for once says the subject of these memoirs I cast out the Devil in bodily shape.
Here it may not be improper to mention that on the 9th came to ask advice relative to purchasing land. in this place or in . As he could not arrange his business to go to next spring he was advized to buy and settle here until he arrange his mind and then go to Zion if he chose to do so, President Smith was at home this day except during school hours. He spent the evening around his own fireside teaching his family the science of grammar. The weather was now cold, the wind high and it commenced snowing.

12 November 1835 • Thursday

Thursday 12th He attended school again during the school hours. Rain and snow continued to fall. The snow by that time was about one inch in depth. the wind high and the weather extremely unpleasant. The laborers who had commenced finishing the out-side of the were obliged to break off from their business on the 11th. at the commencement of this storm. The job of finishing the out side of the was let to & for $1000. They progressed rapidly, in it. has the Job of plastering the inside throughout for $1500. He commenced on the 9th. and still continues, the inclemency of the weather to the contrary notwithstanding. This evening (12) President Smith met with a council of the “Twelve” by their request. Nine of them were present. Council opened by singing and prayer and he then remarked to them nearly as follows: I am happy in the enjoyment of this opportunity in meeting this council on this occasion. I am satisfied that [p. 125]
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