History, 1834–1836

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  • Historical Introduction
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[illegible] to He had desired him to inquire at the hand of the Lord whether  it was his duty to be baptized here or wait till he returned home:  The Word of the Lord came to him (J. S. Junr.) that had better  not be baptized here, and that he had better not return by water  also that there were three men seeking his destruction, and  to beware of his enemies.

17 November 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday Nov 17th. He exhibited the Alphabet of the ancient  Egyptian Records to & some others, went with him  to ’ to see the Mummies, after which he ()  to[ok] leave, by giving the parting hand and started for home,  being strong in the faith of the Gospel of Christ, and apparently  determined to obey its requirements.
He, of whom we write more particularly, returned home after  his friend had taken leave, and spent the day in comparing  and dictating letters. In the evening he preached at the , from thence he went home and retired to rest.

18 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 18th. He was at home in the A.M. until about  11, o clock, at which time, he set out with his , and  his scribe to go to ’. He had been requested to attend at  said and by a request of the family and preach the funerel Sermon  of ’ father. The congregation were very attentive. We returned  after meeting, to his own house, having had a pleasant ride <al>though the  weather was cool, and the occasion of his ride a melancholy one.
In the evening , his , father, mother  and Sister in law came to visit him in and gave & his   a pressing invitation to go with them on visit to his s When we they arived we they found that some of the young  Eldr’s were about engaging in a debate upon the subject of miracles.
After an interesting debate of three hours or more, during which  time much talent was displayed, it was decided by the presidents  of the school in the negative: Which was a righteous decision.
He discovered in this investigation to[o] much warmth  manifested, to[o] much zeal for mastery, to[o] much  of that enthusiasm that characterizes a lawyer at  the bar, who is determined on victory right or wrong.
He therefore <availed> himself of this favourable opportunity  to drop a few words upon this subject by way of advise,  that they might improve their minds, and cultivate  their powers of intilect in a proper manner, that they might  not incur the displeasure of heaven, that they should [p. 134]
He had desired him to inquire at the hand of the Lord whether it was his duty to be baptized here or wait till he returned home: The Word of the Lord came to him (J. S. Junr.) that had better not be baptized here, and that he had better not return by water also that there were three men seeking his destruction, and to beware of his enemies.

17 November 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday Nov 17th. He exhibited the Alphabet of the ancient Egyptian Records to & some others, went with him to ’ to see the Mummies, after which he () took leave, by giving the parting hand and started for home, being strong in the faith of the Gospel of Christ, and apparently determined to obey its requirements.
He, of whom we write more particularly, returned home after his friend had taken leave, and spent the day in comparing and dictating letters. In the evening he preached at the , from thence he went home and retired to rest.

18 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 18th. He was at home in the A.M. until about 11, o clock, at which time, he set out with his , and his scribe to go to ’. He had been requested to attend at said ’ by a request of the family and preach the funerel Sermon of ’ father. The congregation were very attentive. We returned after meeting, to his own house, having had a pleasant ride although the weather was cool, and the occasion of his ride a melancholy one.
In the evening , his , father, mother and Sister in law came in and gave & his a pressing invitation to go with them on visit to his ’s When they arived they found that some of the young Eldr’s were about engaging in a debate upon the subject of miracles.
After an interesting debate of three hours or more, during which time much talent was displayed, it was decided by the presidents of the school in the negative: Which was a righteous decision.
He discovered in this investigation too much warmth manifested, too much zeal for mastery, too much of that enthusiasm that characterizes a lawyer at the bar, who is determined on victory right or wrong.
He therefore availed himself of this favourable opportunity to drop a few words upon this subject by way of advise, that they might improve their minds, and cultivate their powers of intilect in a proper manner, that they might not incur the displeasure of heaven, that they should [p. 134]
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