History, 1834–1836

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  • Historical Introduction
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guests: The necessary arangements were made, and the company came to order, and the Groom & Bride with their attendants politely came forward and and took their seats; our interview was then opened by singing & prayer, & having been invited to make some preliminary remarks upon the subject of matrimony, he delivered an interesting lecture of about 40 minutes in length, during which time all present appeared highly gratified with the exception of two individuals who manifested a spirit of grovling contempt, which he was constrained to reprove and sharply rebuke. He then sealed the matrimonial ceremony in the name of God and pronounced the blessings of heaven upon the heads of the young pair, praying that they may be blessed with long life & prosperity, and ultimately with everlasting life in the kingdom of God.
a sumptuous feast was then spread and the company were invited to seat themselves at the table two by two, male, and female, commencing with the eldest, and the interview throughout was conducted with propriety & decorum; and our hearts were made to rejoice while together and cheerfulness smiled on every countinanc we spent the evening agreeably, until the tolling 9 oclock, announced to us that the time to retire, had arived: We pronounced a blessing upon the company and returned home.—
To day the took fire again, in concequence of bad management.
14 December 1835 • Monday
Monday 14th. This morning a number of brethren from called to visit him, and see the records. also returned this morning from visiting his family who live in N. Y. also a of the same place a very worthy brother made him a visit.
Sister of also visit[ed] us to day.— after dinner Pres. Smith & his family attended a funeral at ’s who had lost his youngest child.— This evening [met] agreeably to [p. 147]
guests: The necessary arangements were made, and the company came to order, and the Groom & Bride with their attendants politely came forward and and took their seats; our interview was then opened by singing & prayer, & having been invited to make some preliminary remarks upon the subject of matrimony, he delivered an interesting lecture of about 40 minutes in length, during which time all present appeared highly gratified with the exception of two individuals who manifested a spirit of grovling contempt, which he was constrained to reprove and sharply rebuke. He then sealed the matrimonial ceremony in the name of God and pronounced the blessings of heaven upon the heads of the young pair, praying that they may be blessed with long life & prosperity, and ultimately with everlasting life in the kingdom of God.
a sumptuous feast was then spread and the company were invited to seat themselves at the table two by two, male, and female, commencing with the eldest, and the interview throughout was conducted with propriety & decorum; and our hearts were made to rejoice while together and cheerfulness smiled on every countinanc we spent the evening agreeably, until the tolling 9 oclock, announced to us that the time to retire, had arived: We pronounced a blessing upon the company and returned home.—
To day the took fire again, in concequence of bad management.
14 December 1835 • Monday
Monday 14th. This morning a number of brethren from called to visit him, and see the records. also returned this morning from visiting his family who live in N. Y. also a of the same place a very worthy brother made him a visit.
Sister of also visited us to day.— after dinner Pres. Smith & his family attended a funeral at ’s who had lost his youngest child.— This evening [met] agreeably to [p. 147]
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