History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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prevailing spirit of the times; showing that priestcraf[t] has  it’s victims, also in this age, like those in ages past, that  would not believe, though one should rise from the  dead. This evening he attended a debate at his brother  ’s; The question propounded was as follows.—  Was it, or was it not, necessary for God to reveal himself  to man to render them happy. He (Joseph) was on the  affirmative, and the last one to speak on that side of  the question: But while listning [to] the ingenious arguments  of the contending parties, he & (who was his  opponent in this debate) was called away to visit the  sick, and neither of them had the opportunity of speaking  on that occasion.

13 December 1835 • Sunday

Sunday morning 13th. At the usual hour, viz. 10. oclock he atten ded meeting at the . Eldr.   preached a very feeling discourse  indeed; in the after noon Eldr.  related his experiance, after which Pres. , related his also; they both spoke of many  things connected with the rise and progress of  this church of Christ, which were highly interesting  and the saints listned with attention. After these  servises closed, the sacrament of the Lord’s supper  was administered, under the superintendance  of Pres. , who presided over the meeting  during the day. Pres. Joseph (our author) then made  some remarks respecting prayer meetings, and  our meeting was brought to a close by invoking  heavens blessings upon the audiance.
He returned home and ordered his horses saddled  and himself, & rode to br. Mr. Jennings where  he had been envited to solemnize the marriage  contract, between br. Mr. , & sister Miss.  . After these ceremonies were concluded  we rode to ’s the distance of about 3 miles  from town, where he had been solicited to attend  and join in marrage Mr. & Miss : The parents and many of the connexions of  both parties were present, with a large and resp ectable company of friends, who were invited as [p. 146]
prevailing spirit of the times; showing that priestcraft has it’s victims, also in this age, like those in ages past, that would not believe, though one should rise from the dead. This evening he attended a debate at his brother ’s; The question propounded was as follows.— Was it, or was it not, necessary for God to reveal himself to man to render them happy. He (Joseph) was on the affirmative, and the last one to speak on that side of the question: But while listning to the ingenious arguments of the contending parties, he & (who was his opponent in this debate) was called away to visit the sick, and neither of them had the opportunity of speaking on that occasion.

13 December 1835 • Sunday

Sunday morning 13th. At the usual hour, viz. 10. oclock he attended meeting at the . Eldr. preached a very feeling discourse indeed; in the after noon Eldr. related his experiance, after which Pres. , related his also; they both spoke of many things connected with the rise and progress of this church of Christ, which were highly interesting and the saints listned with attention. After these servises closed, the sacrament of the Lord’s supper was administered, under the superintendance of Pres. , who presided over the meeting during the day. Pres. Joseph (our author) then made some remarks respecting prayer meetings, and our meeting was brought to a close by invoking heavens blessings upon the audiance.
He returned home and ordered his horses saddled and himself, & rode to Mr. Jennings where he had been envited to solemnize the marriage contract, between Mr. , & Miss. . After these ceremonies were concluded we rode to ’s the distance of about 3 miles from town, where he had been solicited to attend and join in marrage Mr. & Miss : The parents and many of the connexions of both parties were present, with a large and respectable company of friends, who were invited as [p. 146]
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