History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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seek it at my hand. he shall be privileged with writing much of  my word as a scribe unto me for the benefit of my people.
Therefore, this shall be his calling until I shall order it other wise in my wisdom: and it shall be said of him in a time  to come, behold , the Lord’s Scribe, for the Lord’s Seer  whom he hath appointed in Israel. therefore, if he will keep  my commandments he shall be lifted up at the last day,  even so. Amen.
A gentleman called this afternoon, by the name of of Newbury Clemon [Clermont] Co. Ohio, to make inquiry about  the establishment of the Church of the Latter Day Saints,  and to be instructed more perfectly in the doctrine & principles  of it. He (Smith) commenced and gave him a brief relation  of his experience while in his youthful days, say from the age  of six years up to the time he received the first visitation of Angels  which was when he was about 14 years old. He also gave him  an account of the revelations he had afterward received concern ing the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and a succinct  account of the rise and progress of the church up to this date.  He listened very attentively and seemed highly gratified. and  expressed a determination to unite with the Church. He  truly appeared to be a sincere inquirer after truth, which  rendered his society endearing.

15 November 1835 • Sunday

Sunday 15th. He, (President Smith) and his friend, ,  of whom mention has been made above, went to meeting,  which was held in the .  preached on the subject of men’s being called to preach the  gospel and their qualifications &c. He was happy in the  delivery, and in his peculiar, entertaining manner gave  an interesting, instructing discourse. appeared to be  well satisfied. He has been a member of the Methodist  Church and was excommunicated for receiving the Elders of  the Church of the Latter-Day-Saints into his house. In the  afternoon before partaking of the Sacrament, the case  of , an offending brother, was called up & agit ated. This case was settled after much controversy and   retained in the Church by his making a humble  acknowledgement before the Church, and consenting to  have his confession published in the Messenger & Ad vocate. Sacrament was then admininstered and congregation [p. 129]
seek it at my hand. he shall be privileged with writing much of my word as a scribe unto me for the benefit of my people.
Therefore, this shall be his calling until I shall order it otherwise in my wisdom: and it shall be said of him in a time to come, behold , the Lord’s Scribe, for the Lord’s Seer whom he hath appointed in Israel. therefore, if he will keep my commandments he shall be lifted up at the last day, even so. Amen.
A gentleman called this afternoon, by the name of of Newbury Clemon Clermont Co. Ohio, to make inquiry about the establishment of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, and to be instructed more perfectly in the doctrine & principles of it. He (Smith) commenced and gave him a brief relation of his experience while in his youthful days, say from the age of six years up to the time he received the first visitation of Angels which was when he was about 14 years old. He also gave him an account of the revelations he afterward received concerning the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and a succinct account of the rise and progress of the church up to this date. He listened very attentively and seemed highly gratified. and expressed a determination to unite with the Church. He truly appeared to be a sincere inquirer after truth, which rendered his society endearing.

15 November 1835 • Sunday

Sunday 15th. He, (President Smith) and his friend, , of whom mention has been made above, went to meeting, which was held in the . preached on the subject of men’s being called to preach the gospel and their qualifications &c. He was happy in the delivery, and in his peculiar, entertaining manner gave an interesting, instructing discourse. appeared to be well satisfied. He has been a member of the Methodist Church and was excommunicated for receiving the Elders of the Church of the Latter-Day-Saints into his house. In the afternoon before partaking of the Sacrament, the case of , an offending brother, was called up & agitated. This case was settled after much controversy and retained in the Church by his making a humble acknowledgement before the Church, and consenting to have his confession published in the Messenger & Advocate. Sacrament was then admininstered and congregation [p. 129]
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