History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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29 November 1835 • Sunday
Sunday Nov. 29th. This morning he went to meeting at the usual hour Eldr. occupied the desk in the A.M. & Bp. in the P.M. Their discourses were well adapted to the times in which we live, and the circumstances, under which we are placed; their words were truly words of wisdom “like apples of gold in pictures of silver,” spoken in the unaffected simple accents of a child; yet sublime as the voice of an angel. The saints appeared to be much pleased with the beautiful discourses of these two fathers in Israel. After these servises closed, three of the Zion brethren came forward and received their blessing. Solon Foster was ordained to the office of an Eldr. The Lord’s supper was then administered, and the meeting closed. Our brother returned home and spent the evening in his family circl, around the social fire side.— The weather continues cold and stormy.
30 November 1835 • Monday
Monday morning 30th. The snow continues falling and is already sufficiently deep to make good sleighing This is uncommon for this country, at this season of the year. He spent the day in writing, or in other words dictating a letter for the Messenger & Advocate on the subject of the gathering in the last days from Matthew 13th ch. This afternoon called to see him is an old acquaintance of his from NewYork. He showed him the ancient records and explained them to him.
1 December 1835 • Tuesday
Tuesday December 1st. This is a delightful morning indeed; Pres. Joseph made preperations to ride to , his & children with some others of his household, accompanied him. When we were passing through , we overtook two men with a team, & politely asked them to let us pass; they granted our request, and as we passed them, they abruptly bawled out to Pres. Smith do you get any revelations lately, with an addition of blackguard & vulgarity, to us uninteligable. This is a fair specimine of the character of the inhabitants of Mentor; who have rendered themselves notorious, for mobing & persecuting the saints; [p. 138]
29 November 1835 • Sunday
Sunday Nov. 29th. This morning he went to meeting at the usual hour Eldr. occupied the desk in the A.M. & Bp. in the P.M. Their discourses were well adapted to the times in which we live, and the circumstances, under which we are placed; their words were truly words of wisdom “like apples of gold in pictures of silver,” spoken in the unaffected simple accents of a child; yet sublime as the voice of an angel. The saints appeared to be much pleased with the beautiful discourses of these two fathers in Israel. After these servises closed, three of the Zion brethren came forward and received their blessing. Solon Foster was ordained to the office of an Eldr. The Lord’s supper was then administered, and the meeting closed. Our brother returned home and spent the evening in his family circl, around the social fire side.— The weather continues cold and stormy.
30 November 1835 • Monday
Monday morning 30th. The snow continues falling and is already sufficiently deep to make good sleighing This is uncommon for this country, at this season of the year. He spent the day in writing, or in other words dictating a letter for the Messenger & Advocate on the subject of the gathering in the last days from Matthew 13th ch. This afternoon called to see him is an old acquaintance of his from NewYork. He showed him the ancient records and explained them to him.
1 December 1835 • Tuesday
Tuesday December 1st. This is a delightful morning indeed; Pres. Joseph made preperations to ride to , his & children with some others of his household, accompanied him. When we were passing through , we overtook two men with a team, & politely asked them to let us pass; they granted our request, and as we passed them, they abruptly bawled out to Pres. Smith do you get any revelations lately, with an addition of blackguard & vulgarity, to us uninteligable. This is a fair specimine of the character of the inhabitants of Mentor; who have rendered themselves notorious, for mobing & persecuting the saints; [p. 138]
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