History, 1834–1836

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and said many good things.
The of the twelve then called a vote of that body  to know whether they were perfectly satisfied with the  explanation which we had given had been given  them, and whether they would enter into the covenant  which the presidency proposed to make with them; which  was most readily manifested in the affirmative, by  raising their hands to heaven, in testimony of their  willingness and desire to enter into this covenant and  their entire satisfaction with the explanation of the  presidency upon all the difficulties that were on their  minds.— The presidency, , & twelve, all took each other by the hand in confirmation of the covenant  they had mutually entered into, and there was  a perfect unison of feeling expressed, and their hearts  overflowed with blessings which they pronounced  upon eachothers heads as the spirit gave them  utterance; may God enable them all to perform  their vows & covenants with eachother in all fidel ity & righteousness before Him, that their influence  may be felt among the nations of the earth  in mighty power, even to rend the kingdoms of  darkness in sunder, and triumph over priestcraft  and spiritual wickedness in high places, & break  in pieces all kingdoms that are opposed to the king dom of Christ, and spread the light & truth of the  everlasting gospel from the rivers to the ends of  the earth.
called upon Pres. Smith for cou nsel upon the subject of his returning; he desired  to know whether it would be wisdom for him to  go before the Solemn Assembly or not. The  subject was laid before the council, who advised   to tarry until after the assembly
Council adjourned by singing & prayer.
Scribe

17 January 1836 • Sunday

Sunday morning January 17th Pres. Smith attended meeting at the usual  hour, a large congregation assembled; he [p. 184]
and said many good things.
The of the twelve then called a vote of that body to know whether they were perfectly satisfied with the explanation which had been given them, and whether they would enter into the covenant which the presidency proposed to make with them; which was most readily manifested in the affirmative, by raising their hands to heaven, in testimony of their willingness and desire to enter into this covenant and their entire satisfaction with the explanation of the presidency upon all the difficulties that were on their minds.— The presidency, , & twelve, all took eachother by the hand in confirmation of the covenant they had mutually entered into, and there was a perfect unison of feeling expressed, and their hearts overflowed with blessings which they pronounced upon eachothers heads as the spirit gave them utterance; may God enable them all to perform their vows & covenants with eachother in all fidelity & righteousness before Him, that their influence may be felt among the nations of the earth in mighty power, even to rend the kingdoms of darkness in sunder, and triumph over priestcraft and spiritual wickedness in high places, & break in pieces all kingdoms that are opposed to the kingdom of Christ, and spread the light & truth of the everlasting gospel from the rivers to the ends of the earth.
called upon Pres. Smith for counsel upon the subject of his returning; he desired to know whether it would be wisdom for him to go before the Solemn Assembly or not. The subject was laid before the council, who advised to tarry until after the assembly
Council adjourned by singing & prayer.
Scribe

17 January 1836 • Sunday

Sunday morning January 17th Pres. Smith attended meeting at the usual hour, a large congregation assembled; he [p. 184]
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