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 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]
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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