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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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situated and its soil as fertile as any in this region of country  <December 2.> and its inhabitants wealthy even blessed above measure, in  temporal things, and fain would God bless them with spir itual blessings even eternal life were it not for their evil  hearts of unbelief; and we are led to mingle our prayers  with those saints that have suffered the like treatment be fore us, whose souls are under the altar crying to the  Lord for vengeance upon those that dwell upon the  earth, and we rejoice that the time is at hand when  the wicked, who will not repent, will be swept from the  earth with the besom of destruction, and the earth become  an inheritance for the poor and the meek. When We  arrived at we called at Sister ’s  and left and family to visit her while we  rode into town to do some business. Called and visited  : dined with , and returned home.  Had a fine ride; sleighing good, weather pl[e]asant
3 December 1835 • Thursday
<3.> Thursday 3d. at home. Wrote a letter to , , Michigan; another to , , Clay Co.  Missouri. At evening, visited with at ’s.  A respectable company waited our arrival. After Singing and  prayer, I delivered an address on matrimony, and joined  in marriage, and . closed  by singing and prayer; and after refreshment, returned home  having spent the evening very agreeably.
4 December 1835 • Friday
<4> Friday 4th. In company with , drew three  hundred and fifty dollars out of , on three  months credit for which we gave the names of  and Co.— , , and . <Settled>  with Brother , and , and paid   two hundred and forty five dollars; also have it  in my power to pay , for which blessing I feel  heartily thankful to my Heavenly Father, and ask him in  the name of Jesus Christ to enable us to extricate ourselves  from all embarrassments whatever, that we may not be  brought into disrepute, in any respect, that our enemies  may not have any power over us: Spent the day at home  a part of the time studying Hebrew. Warm, with some rain,  snow fast melting. This evening a Mr , of  , Ohio, called to see me on the subject of re ligion, and I spent the evening in conversing with him. He  tarried over night with me and acknowledged in the mor ning, that although he had thought he knew something about  religion, he was now sensible that he knew but little, which  was the greatest trait of wisdom I could discover in him.
5 December 1835 • Saturday
<5> Saturday 5.th. Weather cold and freezing, with a moderate fall of  snow. In the forenoon studying Hebrew with  and . I am laboring under some indisposition [p. 658]
situated and its soil as fertile as any in this region of country December 2. and its inhabitants wealthy even blessed above measure, in temporal things, and fain would God bless them with spiritual blessings even eternal life were it not for their evil hearts of unbelief; and we are led to mingle our prayers with those saints that have suffered the like treatment before us, whose souls are under the altar crying to the Lord for vengeance upon those that dwell upon the earth, and we rejoice that the time is at hand when the wicked, who will not repent, will be swept from the earth with the besom of destruction, and the earth become an inheritance for the poor and the meek. When We arrived at we called at Sister ’s and left and family to visit her while we rode into town to do some business. Called and visited : dined with , and returned home. Had a fine ride; sleighing good, weather pleasant
3 December 1835 • Thursday
3. Thursday 3d. at home. Wrote a letter to , , Michigan; another to , , Clay Co. Missouri. At evening, visited with at ’s. A respectable company waited our arrival. After Singing and prayer, I delivered an address on matrimony, and joined in marriage, and . closed by singing and prayer; and after refreshment, returned home having spent the evening very agreeably.
4 December 1835 • Friday
4 Friday 4th. In company with , drew three hundred and fifty dollars out of , on three months credit for which we gave the names of and Co.— , , and . Settled with Brother , and , and paid two hundred and forty five dollars; also have it in my power to pay , for which blessing I feel heartily thankful to my Heavenly Father, and ask him in the name of Jesus Christ to enable us to extricate ourselves from all embarrassments whatever, that we may not be brought into disrepute, in any respect, that our enemies may not have any power over us: Spent the day at home a part of the time studying Hebrew. Warm, with some rain, snow fast melting. This evening a Mr , of , Ohio, called to see me on the subject of religion, and I spent the evening in conversing with him. He tarried over night with me and acknowledged in the morning, that although he had thought he knew something about religion, he was now sensible that he knew but little, which was the greatest trait of wisdom I could discover in him.
5 December 1835 • Saturday
5 Saturday 5.th. Weather cold and freezing, with a moderate fall of snow. In the forenoon studying Hebrew with and . I am laboring under some indisposition [p. 658]
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