History, 1834–1836

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him[.] when they arived, they found a respectable company assem bled, the interview was opened by singing & prayer, Pres. Smith then  requested the bridegroom, & bride, to arise & join hands, and then  proceeded to make some remarks, upon the subject of mariage  as follows; that it was an institution of heaven first solemnized  in the garden of Eden by God himself, by the authority of the  everlasting priesthood. The following is in substance the ceremony deli vered on that occasion— You calling them by name you covenant to  be eachothers companions during your lives, and discharge the  the duties of husband & wife in all respects, to which they gave  their assent. He then pronounced them husband & wife in the  name of God with many blessings, after which he dismissed  the audiance & returned home— The weather is freezing cold  and snow on the ground

25 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 25th. Nov. He spent the day in translating.— To day Eldrs.   & arived here from ;  the latter says that he has no doubt, but that a dose of  poison was administered to him in a boll of milk by the  hand of an enemy, with the intention to kill him. It sickened  him & he vomited it up, & thus the Lord verified his word to  him and delivered him. “If they drink any deadly thing it shall  not hurt them.”

26 November 1835 • Thursday

Thursday 26th. We spent the day in transcribing Egyptian  characters from the papyrus. Our br. at this time is labouring  under a severe affliction in concequence of a violent cold.  may the Lord deliver him from his indisposition, that he  may the more successfully persue the avocation, where  unto God has called him.

27 November 1835 • Friday

Friday 27th. He was severely afflicted with his cold, yet able  to attend to his domestic concerns, & determined to overcome in the  name of the Lord Jesus. He spent the day in reading Hebrew  at home. his scribe being indisposed in concequence  of having taken cold called on Pres. J. Smith jun. to pray for &  lay hands on him in the name of the Lord; He did so and  in return prayed for & laid hands on him, this  reciprocal kindness was heard and graciously answered upon  both their heads by our Heavenly Father in relieving them from  their affliction.

Prayer • 23 October 1835

The following prayer was offered to the God of heaven on the  23d. day of October 1835, by the individuals whose names are [p. 136]
him. when they arived, they found a respectable company assembled, the interview was opened by singing & prayer, Pres. Smith then requested the bridegroom, & bride, to arise & join hands, and then proceeded to make some remarks, upon the subject of mariage as follows; that it was an institution of heaven first solemnized in the garden of Eden by God himself, by the authority of the everlasting priesthood. The following is in substance the ceremony delivered on that occasion— calling them by name you covenant to be eachothers companions during your lives, and discharge the the duties of husband & wife in all respects, to which they gave their assent. He then pronounced them husband & wife in the name of God with many blessings, after which he dismissed the audiance & returned home— The weather is freezing cold and snow on the ground

25 November 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 25th. Nov. He spent the day in translating.— To day Eldrs. & arived here from ; the latter says that he has no doubt, but that a dose of poison was administered to him in a boll of milk by the hand of an enemy, with the intention to kill him. It sickened him & he vomited it up, & thus the Lord verified his word and delivered him. “If they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them.”

26 November 1835 • Thursday

Thursday 26th. We spent the day in transcribing Egyptian characters from the papyrus. Our br. at this time is labouring under a severe affliction in concequence of a violent cold. may the Lord deliver him from his indisposition, that he may the more successfully persue the avocation, where unto God has called him.

27 November 1835 • Friday

Friday 27th. He was severely afflicted with his cold, yet able to attend to his domestic concerns, & determined to overcome in the name of the Lord Jesus. He spent the day in reading Hebrew at home. his scribe being indisposed in concequence of having taken cold called on Pres. J. Smith jun. to pray for & lay hands on him in the name of the Lord; He did so and in return prayed for & laid hands on him, this reciprocal kindness was heard and graciously answered upon both their heads by our Heavenly Father in relieving them from their affliction.

Prayer • 23 October 1835

The following prayer was offered to the God of heaven on the 23d. day of October 1835, by the individuals whose names are [p. 136]
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