History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I did so; and in return I asked him to lay his hands on me, and  we were both relieved.

28 November 1835 • Saturday

<November 28.> Saturday 28 spent the day morning in comparing  our journal. Elder , from the state of Ky Kentucky called on me.
Considerably reserved from my cold. Cold and stormy, snow falling,  and winter seems fast to be closing in. All nature shrinks before  < bitten  by a mad dog.> the chilling blasts of rigid winter. above mentioned, whose  residence is about 3 miles from , was bitten by a mad dog  some three or four years since, has doctored much, and received  some benefit, but is much afflicted notwithstanding: he came here  that he might be benefitted by the prayers of the church; accordingly  we prayed for and layed hands on him in the name of the Lord  Jesus Christ, and anointed him with oil and rebuked his affliction,  praying our heavenly Father to hear and answer our prayers ac cording to our faith. Cold and snowy.

29 November 1835 • Sunday

<29.> Sunday morning 29th. went to meeting at the usual hour, Preached; and in the afternoon . These discour ses were well adapted to the times in which we live, and the cir cumstances under which we are placed. Their words were words  of wisdom like apples of gold in pictures of silver; spoken in the  simple accents of a child, yet sublime as the voice of an angel.  The saints appeared to be much pleased with the beautiful  discourses of these two fathers in Israel. After these services  closed, three of the Zion brethren came forward and received their  blessings, & Solon Foster was ordained an elder, the Lord’s supper  administered. Spent the evening at home. Snow fell about one  foot deep: very cold.

30 November 1835 • Monday

<30.> Monday Morning 30th. The snow continues to fall; an uncom mon storm for this country, and this Season of the year. Spent  the day in reviewing and copying the letter I dictated on the 16[th]  concerning the gathering, for the Messenger and Advocate.  , and old acquaintance, from , N.Y. called on me.  I shewed him the Egyptian records.

1 December 1835 • Tuesday

<December 1.> December 1st. 1835 At home spent the day in writing for the Mes senger and Advocate. Fine sleighing and the snow yet falling.

2 December 1835 • Wednesday

<Wednesday 2.> Wednesday 2nd. A fine morning. I started to ride to with  my family, and : When we were passing through , we overtook a team with two men on the sleigh. I polite ly asked them to let me pass. They granted my request, and  as we passed them, they bawled out do you get any Revelation  lately, with an addition of blackguard that I did not understand.  <character of  .> This is a fair sample of the character of inhab itants, who are ready to abuse and scandalize men. who nev er laid a straw in their way; and in fact those whose faces,  they never saw, and cannot bring an accusation against, either  of a temporal or spiritual nature, except our firm belief in the fulness  of the gospel. And I was led to marvel at the Long suffering and  condescention of our heavenly Father, in permitting these ungodly  wretches to possess this goodly land, which is indeed as beautifully [p. 657]
I did so; and in return I asked him to lay his hands on me, and we were both relieved.

28 November 1835 • Saturday

November 28. Saturday 28 spent the morning in comparing our journal. Elder , from the state of Kentucky called on me.
Considerably reserved from my cold. Cold and stormy, snow falling, and winter seems fast to be closing in. All nature shrinks before bitten by a mad dog. the chilling blasts of rigid winter. above mentioned, whose residence is about 3 miles from , was bitten by a mad dog some three or four years since, has doctored much, and received some benefit, but is much afflicted notwithstanding: he came here that he might be benefitted by the prayers of the church; accordingly we prayed for and layed hands on him in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and anointed him with oil and rebuked his affliction, praying our heavenly Father to hear and answer our prayers according to our faith. Cold and snowy.

29 November 1835 • Sunday

29. Sunday morning 29th. went to meeting at the usual hour, Preached; and in the afternoon . These discourses were well adapted to the times in which we live, and the circumstances under which we are placed. Their words were words of wisdom like apples of gold in pictures of silver; spoken in the simple accents of a child, yet sublime as the voice of an angel. The saints appeared to be much pleased with the beautiful discourses of these two fathers in Israel. After these services closed, three of the Zion brethren came forward and received their blessings, & Solon Foster was ordained an elder, the Lord’s supper administered. Spent the evening at home. Snow fell about one foot deep: very cold.

30 November 1835 • Monday

30. Monday Morning 30th. The snow continues to fall; an uncommon storm for this country, and this Season of the year. Spent the day in reviewing and copying the letter I dictated on the 16[th] concerning the gathering, for the Messenger and Advocate. , an old acquaintance, from , N.Y. called on me. I shewed him the Egyptian records.

1 December 1835 • Tuesday

December 1. December 1st. 1835 At home spent the day in writing for the Messenger and Advocate. Fine sleighing and the snow yet falling.

2 December 1835 • Wednesday

Wednesday 2. Wednesday 2nd. A fine morning. I started to ride to with my family, and : When we were passing through , we overtook a team with two men on the sleigh. I politely asked them to let me pass. They granted my request, and as we passed them, they bawled out do you get any Revelation lately, with an addition of blackguard that I did not understand. character of . This is a fair sample of the character of inhabitants, who are ready to abuse and scandalize men. who never laid a straw in their way; and in fact those whose faces, they never saw, and cannot bring an accusation against, either of a temporal or spiritual nature, except our firm belief in the fulness of the gospel. And I was led to marvel at the Long suffering and condescention of our heavenly Father, in permitting these ungodly wretches to possess this goodly land, which is indeed as beautifully [p. 657]
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