History, 1834–1836

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Eldr. was appointed to inform the said   that his servises were not wanted; and Eldr’s  , & were appointed by the voice  of the school to go to Hudson Seminary, to hire a teacher  and notwithstanding our disapointment we concluded to  go on with our school and do the best we can until we  can obtain a teacher. By the voice of the class Pres. Joseph  Smith Jun. was solicited to take charge of school for the time  being, to which he concented.— This being the first day that  this room was occupied, we thought meet to dedicate  it to God, which was solemnized by the venerable  patriarch — This evening we met  at the to make arangements for a singing school;  after some altercation, a judicious arangement was  entered into, and a committe of 6 was chosen to take  charge of the singing department.
This is a rainy unpleasant time, and the roads  are extremely mudy.

5 January 1836 • Tuesday

Tuesday 5th. He attended the Hebrew school, & made several  divisions in the class, had some debate with Eldr.   respecting the Hebrew pronunciations which  was unpleasant, he manifested a stubourn spirit,  which grieved Joseph much.

6 January 1836 • Wednesday

Wednesday 6th. At 9 oclock AM. he repaired to the , and spent most of the fore noon in setling  the difficulty that took place the preceeding day  between him and , and after much  controversy confessed his fault and asked the  forgiveness of the whole school, which was cheer fully, & readily granted by all.— returned  from and reported to the school that he  had engaged a man to teach 40 schollars for the  term of 7 weeks at 320 Dollars, to commence about  fifteen days from this time. His name is a Jew by birth & education and highly celeb rated as a Hebrew teacher, and proposes to give  us sufficient knowledge of the language to read  and translate it, in the above mentioned  time; or at least to those who attend to his instruction  and diligently apply themselves to study [p. 170]
Eldr. was appointed to inform the said that his servises were not wanted; and Eldr’s , & were appointed by the voice of the school to go to Hudson Seminary, to hire a teacher and notwithstanding our disapointment we concluded to go on with our school and do the best we can until we can obtain a teacher. By the voice of the class Pres. Joseph Smith Jun. was solicited to take charge of school for the time being, to which he concented.— This being the first day that this room was occupied, we thought meet to dedicate it to God, which was solemnized by the venerable patriarch — This evening we met at the to make arangements for a singing school; after some altercation, a judicious arangement was entered into, and a committe of 6 was chosen to take charge of the singing department.
This is a rainy unpleasant time, and the roads are extremely mudy.

5 January 1836 • Tuesday

Tuesday 5th. He attended the Hebrew school, & made several divisions in the class, had some debate with Eldr. respecting the Hebrew pronunciations which was unpleasant, he manifested a stubourn spirit, which grieved Joseph much.

6 January 1836 • Wednesday

Wednesday 6th. At 9 oclock AM. he repaired to the , and spent most of the fore noon in setling the difficulty that took place the preceeding day between him and , and after much controversy confessed his fault and asked the forgiveness of the whole school, which was cheerfully, & readily granted by all.— returned from and reported to the school that he had engaged a man to teach 40 schollars for the term of 7 weeks at 320 Dollars, to commence about fifteen days from this time. His name is a Jew by birth & education and highly celebrated as a Hebrew teacher, and proposes to give us sufficient knowledge of the language to read and translate it, in the above mentioned time; or at least to those who attend to his instruction and diligently apply themselves to study [p. 170]
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