History, 1834–1836

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At a conference held at the on Saturday the 2ond Inst.  the following individuals were appointed by the voice of the  conference to be ordained to the office of Eldrs, in the church  of Latter day Saints.— They were ordained under the hands  of Pres. J. Smith Jr.—viz.
John Herrott [Herritt]

7 January 1836 • Thursday

Thursday 7th.— He attended a sumptuous feast at Bp.  s; this feast was after the order of the Son  of God, the lame, the halt, & blind were invited accord ing to the instructions of the Saviour. Our meeting was  opend by singing and prayer, the s father & mother  were bless[ed], and several others with a patriarchal blessing.
We then received a bountiful refreshment furnish ed by the liberality of the ; the company was  large and respectable. Before we parted the Lord poured  out his spirit upon us in mighty power, and some  of the songs of Zion were sung, and our hearts were  made glad while partaking of an antipast of  those joys that will be poured upon the heads of the  saints when they are gathered together upon mount  Zion, to enjoy eachothers society forever; even all the  blessings of heaven and earth, where there will be  none to molest or make us afraid.— He returned  home and spent the evening in the bosom of his  family.

8 January 1836 • Friday

Friday 8th He spent the day in the Hebrew School, and  made rapid progress in his studies, and advan ced the students in theirs.

9 January 1836 • Saturday

Saturday 9th. While at school in the A.M. he received  the following note.—
Thus saith the voice of the Spirit to me if thy  brother Joseph Smith Jun. will attend the feast at  thy house this day at 12 oclock, the poor & lame will  rejoice at his presence, & also think themselves honoured
Yours in friendship & love
9th Jany 1836 [p. 171]
At a conference held at the on Saturday the 2ond Inst. the following individuals were appointed by the voice of the conference to be ordained to the office of Eldrs, in the church of Latter day Saints.— They were ordained under the hands of Pres. J. Smith Jr.—viz.
John Herrott [Herritt]

7 January 1836 • Thursday

Thursday 7th.— He attended a sumptuous feast at Bp. s; this feast was after the order of the Son of God, the lame, the halt, & blind were invited according to the instructions of the Saviour. Our meeting was opend by singing and prayer, the s father & mother were blessed, and several others with a patriarchal blessing.
We then received a bountiful refreshment furnished by the liberality of the ; the company was large and respectable. Before we parted the Lord poured out his spirit upon us in mighty power, and some of the songs of Zion were sung, and our hearts were made glad while partaking of an antipast of those joys that will be poured upon the heads of the saints when they are gathered together upon mount Zion, to enjoy eachothers society forever; even all the blessings of heaven and earth, where there will be none to molest or make us afraid.— He returned home and spent the evening in the bosom of his family.

8 January 1836 • Friday

Friday 8th He spent the day in the Hebrew School, and made rapid progress in his studies, and advanced the students in theirs.

9 January 1836 • Saturday

Saturday 9th. While at school in the A.M. he received the following note.—
Thus saith the voice of the Spirit to me if thy brother Joseph Smith Jun. will attend the feast at thy house this day at 12 oclock, the poor & lame will rejoice at his presence, & also think themselves honoured
Yours in friendship & love
9th Jany 1836 [p. 171]
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