History, 1834–1836

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element, for about one hour they succeeded in conquering it. there was a large quantity of lumber in the kiln, three forths of which, was consumed, the committee have sustained a very conciderable loss by this fire.
There was about 200 brethren engaged on this occasion who deserve much credit for the activity & interest they manifested.— The finishing of the , will necessarily be protracted, on account of this accident, as the lumber that was lost, was designed for that purpose. This evening a number of brethren called at Pres. Smith’s to see the ancient manuscripts and were much pleased with their interview.
11 December 1835 • Friday
Friday morning 11th. A fire broke out in a shoemaker’s shop owned by , but was soon extinguished by the active exertions of the brethren; on it’s appearance the family were much alarmed, the shop being connected with their dwelling house; they carried their furniture into the streets, but not much damage was sustained. This is a pleasant morning, the atmosphere is serene & healthy; our author spent the day at home in reading, meditation, and prayer, and instructing those who called for advise. To day Eldr. Daily & wife lef for home.
12 December 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 12th. He devoted the morning to reading; At about 12 oclock a number of young persons called to see the Egytian records, he resquested his scribe () to exibit them; he did so, one of the young ladies who had been examining them, was asked by the subject of this narative, if the manuscripts had the appearance of Antiquity, to which she replied with an air of contempt in the negative: on hearing this he was surprised at the ignorance she manifested, and very justly remarked to her that she was an anomaly in creation, for all the wise and learned that had ever examined them, without hesitation pronounced them ancient: He further observed that it was downright ignorance, bigotry, superstition, & wickedness, that caused her to make the remark and that it was worthy of record, for after generations to gaze upon, because it is a fair specimine of the [p. 145]
element, for about one hour they succeeded in conquering it. there was a large quantity of lumber in the kiln, three forths of which, was consumed, the committee have sustained a very conciderable loss by this fire.
There was about 200 brethren engaged on this occasion who deserve much credit for the activity & interest they manifested.— The finishing of the , will necessarily be protracted, on account of this accident, as the lumber that was lost, was designed for that purpose. This evening a number of brethren called at Pres. Smith’s to see the ancient manuscripts and were much pleased with their interview.
11 December 1835 • Friday
Friday morning 11th. A fire broke out in a shoemaker’s shop owned by , but was soon extinguished by the active exertions of the brethren; on it’s appearance the family were much alarmed, the shop being connected with their dwelling house; they carried their furniture into the streets, but not much damage was sustained. This is a pleasant morning, the atmosphere is serene & healthy; our author spent the day at home in reading, meditation, and prayer, and instructing those who called for advise. To day Eldr. Daily & wife lef for home.
12 December 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 12th. He devoted the morning to reading; At about 12 oclock a number of young persons called to see the Egytian records, he resquested his scribe () to exibit them; he did so, one of the young ladies who had been examining them, was asked by the subject of this narative, if the manuscripts had the appearance of Antiquity, to which she replied with an air of contempt in the negative: on hearing this he was surprised at the ignorance she manifested, and very justly remarked to her that she was an anomaly in creation, for all the wise and learned that had ever examined them, without hesitation pronounced them ancient: He further observed that it was downright ignorance, bigotry, superstition, & wickedness, that caused her to make the remark and that it was worthy of record, for after generations to gaze upon, because it is a fair specimine of the [p. 145]
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