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 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]
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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