History, 1834–1836

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confession for having left the meeting abruptly as  we were about to partake of the Lord’s supper and  disturbed the peace & quiet of the congregation.  But his confession was not satisfactory, it seemed  to be affected and superficial: He was therefore  delivered over to the bufitings of satan until he  should [humble] himself before the Lord, & repent of his  sins and confess them before the church.

7 December 1835 • Monday

Monday 7th. Received a letter from  and was much rejoiced to hear of his pros perity in proclaiming the gospel in the west;  he wrote him a letter in which he requested to return to this place:— spent the day  in reading Hebrew— Mr. called to  take the parting hand with Pres. Smith and remarked  that he had been in darkness all his days, but had  now found the true light and intended to obey it;  a number of brethren also call[ed] this evening to see the  ancient records, which he exibited & explained to their  satisfaction.

8 December 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday 8th. He spent the day in his family circle, rece iving & waiting upon those who called to visit him;  his few leisure moments he devoted to study.
This evening as usual, he preach[ed] at the  had great liberty in speaking. the power of God in a  powerful <wonderful> manner rested upon the audiance.  After the servises closed proposed to  the brethren, to assist Pres. Smith in getting his supply  of wood for the winter, to which they cheerfully  assented, and fixed on tomorrow. for the day.

9 December 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 9th. At home. This morning the south wind  blows strong and chilly, and the sky is overcast and  the clowds portend a storm at hand.
called and made our author, a  present of a twelve dollar note, which he held  against him; Eldr. James Aldrich also sent him  a note of twelve dollars by the hand of Eldr.  .— Also the brethren whose names are  written below opened their hearts in great  liberality & paid him at the [p. 142]
confession for having left the meeting abruptly as we were about to partake of the Lord’s supper and disturbed the peace & quiet of the congregation. But his confession was not satisfactory, it seemed to be affected and superficial: He was therefore delivered over to the bufitings of satan until he should [humble] himself before the Lord, & repent of his sins and confess them before the church.

7 December 1835 • Monday

Monday 7th. Received a letter from and was much rejoiced to hear of his prosperity in proclaiming the gospel in the west; he wrote him a letter in which he requested to return to this place:— spent the day in reading Hebrew— Mr. called to take the parting hand with Pres. Smith and remarked that he had been in darkness all his days, but had now found the true light and intended to obey it; a number of brethren also called this evening to see the ancient records, which he exibited & explained to their satisfaction.

8 December 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday 8th. He spent the day in his family circle, receiving & waiting upon those who called to visit him; his few leisure moments he devoted to study.
This evening as usual, he preached at the had great liberty in speaking. the power of God in a wonderful manner rested upon the audiance. After the servises closed proposed to the brethren, to assist Pres. Smith in getting his supply of wood for the winter, to which they cheerfully assented, and fixed on tomorrow. for the day.

9 December 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 9th. At home. This morning the south wind blows strong and chilly, the sky is overcast and the clowds portend a storm at hand.
called and made our author, a present of a twelve dollar note, which he held against him; Eldr. James Aldrich also sent him a note of twelve dollars by the hand of Eldr. .— Also the brethren whose names are written below opened their hearts in great liberality & paid him at the [p. 142]
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