History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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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 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]
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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