History, 1834–1836

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to [,] Clay county Missouri. At evening he & his were invited to attend a wedding at ’s to solemnize the rights of matrimony between Eldr. , & ; when we arived we found a very pleasant & respectable company waiting: We opened our interview by singing & prayer; Pres. Smith then delivered an appropriate address upon the subject of matrimony; he then invited the parties who were to be joined in wedlock to arise, and solemnized the institution in a brief, & explicit manner, and pronounced them husband & wife in the name of God according to the articles & covenants of the church of Latterday Saints; closed by singing & prayer, took some refreshment and retired, having spent the evening agreeably.
4 December 1835 • Friday
Friday 4th. To day he got a note of three hundred & fifty dollars discounted at by giving the following names with his own.— viz. F G. Williams &co. & . He settled with & paid him two hundred & fifty dollars: He also settled with his brother ; & has the means to pay a debt due , which he has been much perplexed about; and he feels hartily to thank God, that He has thus graciously smiled upon him, & blessed him with such a multiplicity of blessings, & thus far crowned our feeble efforts with success: And we ask our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, to enable us to extricate ourselves, from all embarasments whatever, that we may not be brought into disrepute in any respect; that our enemies may not have any power over us.— He spent the day at home, devoted some time in studying the Hebrew language.— This has been a warm & rainy day; the snow is melting fast.—
This evening a Mr. of Ohio called to see Pres. Smith upon the all important subject of religion; said is a member of the close communion baptist church, he said that his object in calling on us, was to enquire concerning our faith, [p. 140]
to , Clay county Missouri. At evening he & his were invited to attend a wedding at ’s to solemnize the rights of matrimony between Eldr. , & ; when we arived we found a very pleasant & respectable company waiting: We opened our interview by singing & prayer; Pres. Smith then delivered an appropriate address upon the subject of matrimony; he then invited the parties who were to be joined in wedlock to arise, and solemnized the institution in a brief, & explicit manner, and pronounced them husband & wife in the name of God according to the articles & covenants of the church of Latterday Saints; closed by singing & prayer, took some refreshment and retired, having spent the evening agreeably.
4 December 1835 • Friday
Friday 4th. To day he got a note of three hundred & fifty dollars discounted at by giving the following names with his own.— viz. F G. Williams &co. & . He settled with & paid him two hundred & fifty dollars: He also settled with his brother ; & has the means to pay a debt due , which he has been much perplexed about; and he feels hartily to thank God, that He has thus graciously smiled upon him, & blessed him with such a multiplicity of blessings, & thus far crowned our feeble efforts with success: And we ask our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, to enable us to extricate ourselves, from all embarasments whatever, that we may not be brought into disrepute in any respect; that our enemies may not have any power over us.— He spent the day at home, devoted some time in studying the Hebrew language.— This has been a warm & rainy day; the snow is melting fast.—
This evening a Mr. of Ohio called to see Pres. Smith upon the all important subject of religion; said is a member of the close communion baptist church, he said that his object in calling on us, was to enquire concerning our faith, [p. 140]
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