History, 1834–1836

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proceeded to organize the several quorums present;  first the presidency, then the twelve, & all of the seventy who  were present, also the counsellors of , & .
Pres. then arose and remarked to the  audiance that instead of preaching as usual  the time would be occupied by the quorums in  speaking each in his turn, until they had all spoken  commencing with the presidency. The Lord poured  out his spirit upon the congregation, as the brethren  began to confess their faults one to another, & tears flowed  from our eyes, & some of our hearts were to[o] big for utter ance; (to use the language of our author,) the gift  of toungs came upon us like the rushing mighty  wind, and my soul was filled with the glory  of God.— In the P.M. Pres. Smith joined three  couple in the bonds of matrimony, in the publick  congregation; the Lord’s supper was administered  and the congregation dismissed.— Pres. Smith  was then envited to attend a feast at ’s  which was prepared on the occasion, and had a good  time while partaking of the rich repast that was  spread before us; and verily said he, it is good for  brethren to dwell together in unity, it is like the dew upon  the mountains of Israel where the Lord comman ded blessings even life for ever more.— He returned  home and spent the evening.

18 January 1836 • Monday

Monday 18th— He attended the Hebrew school;— On this  day the Eldrs was removed into an upper room  in the prepared for that purpose
Copy of a Letter from to  his
Jany 5th. 1836.
To Eldr.
Sir
I have received an  open note from Mr. informing  me that your school concidered itself dissolved  from all engagements with me, for this I was [p. 185]
proceeded to organize the several quorums present; first the presidency, then the twelve, & all of the seventy who were present, also the counsellors of , & .
Pres. then arose and remarked to the audiance that instead of preaching as usual the time would be occupied by the quorums in speaking each in his turn, until they had all spoken commencing with the presidency. The Lord poured out his spirit upon the congregation, as the brethren began to confess their faults one to another, & tears flowed from our eyes, & some of our hearts were too big for utterance; (to use the language of our author,) the gift of toungs came upon us like the rushing mighty wind, and my soul was filled with the glory of God.— In the P.M. Pres. Smith joined three couple in the bonds of matrimony, in the publick congregation; the Lord’s supper was administered and the congregation dismissed.— Pres. Smith was then envited to attend a feast at ’s which was prepared on the occasion, and had a good time while partaking of the rich repast that was spread before us; and verily said he, it is good for brethren to dwell together in unity, it is like the dew upon the mountains of Israel where the Lord commanded blessings even life for ever more.— He returned home and spent the evening.

18 January 1836 • Monday

Monday 18th— He attended the Hebrew school;— On this day the Eldrs was removed into an upper room in the prepared for that purpose
Copy of a Letter from to his
Jany 5th. 1836.
To Eldr.
Sir
I have received an open note from Mr. informing me that your school concidered itself dissolved from all engagements with me, for this I was [p. 185]
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