History, 1834–1836

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brethren would extend the hand of fellowship to him ag ain. 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 sou ls magnifyed the Lord for his goodness and mer cy 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 cheer fully forgave, and cordially received him into fell owship again:— The Lord supper was administered  and gave out an appointment to preach  in the evening at early candlelight, and pre ached accordingly. This has been a day of rejoi cing 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 introd uctory 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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