History, 1834–1836

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brethren would extend the hand of fellowship to him again. With cheerfulness the whole congregation raised their hands to receive him.— Eldr. also confessed the charge which our author had prefered, against and sustained against him, before a previous council, and was received into fellowship; and some other business was transacted in harmony and union and a mutual good feeling seemed to prevail among the brethren, and our hearts were made glad on the occasion, and there was joy in heaven and our souls magnifyed the Lord for his goodness and mercy manifested to us. The council adjourned by prayer
3 January 1836 • Sunday
Sunday morning 3d. He attended meeting at the usual hour. delivered an interesting lecture upon the subject of revelation,— in the P.M. he (Joseph) confirmed about 10 or 12 individuals who had been baptized, among whom was M[arvel] C. Davis who had previously belonged to the church. His brother made his confession to day, the church cheerfully forgave, and cordially received him into fellowship again:— The Lord supper was administered and gave out an appointment to preach in the evening at early candlelight, and preached accordingly. This has been a day of rejoicing to him, of whom we write; the cloud that has been hanging ove[r] his mind has burst with great blessings upon his head and satan has been foiled in his attempts to destroy him and the church by causing divisions & jealousy’s to arise in the hearts of some of the brethren, and we unitedly thank our Heavenly Father for the union and harmony that now exists in the church.
4 January 1836 • Monday
Monday 4th. He met in the west school-room in the , to assist in organizeing the Hebrew class. who had engaged to teach our Hebrew school agreeed to wait on us to day, and deliver his introductory lecture.— yesterday he sent word to us that he could not come until Wednesday next; a vote was called to know wether the class would submit to such treatment or not, and carried in the negative [p. 169]
brethren would extend the hand of fellowship to him again. With cheerfulness the whole congregation raised their hands to receive him.— Eldr. also confessed the charge which our author had prefered, and sustained against him, before a previous council, and was received into fellowship; and some other business was transacted in harmony and union and a mutual good feeling seemed to prevail among the brethren, and our hearts were made glad on the occasion, and there was joy in heaven and our souls magnifyed the Lord for his goodness and mercy manifested to us. The council adjourned by prayer
3 January 1836 • Sunday
Sunday morning 3d. He attended meeting at the usual hour. delivered an interesting lecture upon the subject of revelation,— in the P.M. he (Joseph) confirmed about 10 or 12 individuals who had been baptized, among whom was Marvel C. Davis who had previously belonged to the church. His brother made his confession to day, the church cheerfully forgave, and cordially received him into fellowship again:— The Lord supper was administered and gave out an appointment to preach in the evening at early candlelight, and preached accordingly. This has been a day of rejoicing to him, of whom we write; the cloud that has been hanging over his mind has burst with great blessings upon his head and satan has been foiled in his attempts to destroy him and the church by causing divisions & jealousy’s to arise in the hearts of some of the brethren, and we unitedly thank our Heavenly Father for the union and harmony that now exists in the church.
4 January 1836 • Monday
Monday 4th. He met in the west school-room in the , to assist in organizeing the Hebrew class. who had engaged to teach our Hebrew school agreeed to wait on us to day, and deliver his introductory lecture.— yesterday he sent word to us that he could not come until Wednesday next; a vote was called to know wether the class would submit to such treatment or not, and carried in the negative [p. 169]
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