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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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They have also been very industrious, and supplied me with my <December 10> winter’s wood, for which I am sincerely grateful to each and every one of them, and shall remember, with warm emotions, this <Winters wood by the Brethren> expression of their goodness to me; and in the name of Jesus Christ I invoke the rich benediction of heaven to rest upon them, and their families, and I ask my heavenly Father, to preserve their healths, and those of their wives and children that they may have strength of body to prepare perform their labors, in their several occupations in life, and the use and activity of their limbs, also powers of intellect and understanding hearts, that they may treasure up wisdom, understanding, and inteligence above measure; and be preserved from plagues pestilence and famine, and from the power of the adversary, and the hands [HC 2:328] of evil designing men, and have power over all their enemies, and the way be prepared for them, that they may journey to the land of Zion, and be established, on their inheritances, to enjoy undisturbed peace and happiness forever and abid alternately be crowned with everlasting life in the celestial Kingdom of God, which blessings I ask in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Amen.
I would remember Elder , who was the first one that proposed to the brethren, to assist me in obtaining wood for the use of my family, for which I pray my heavenly Father to bless him with all the blessings named above, and I shall ever remember him with much gratitude for this testimony of benevolence and respect, and thank the great I Am, for putting into his heart to do me this kindness; and I say in my heart I will trust in thy goodness, & mercy forever; for thy wisdom and benevolence, O Lord, is unbounded, and beyond the comprehension of men, and all of thy ways cannot be found out.
The petitions of the people, from all parts of the , to the of to restore the saints to their possessions, were arranged and mailed in this day, for . The Petitions were numerous; and the package large the postage thereon being five dollars. It was directed to the .
11 December 1835 • Friday
<11.> Friday Morning 11. a fire broke out in a shoemaker’s shop owned by . but the flames were soon extinguished by the active exertions of the brethren. A pleasant morning. Spent the day in reading and instructing those who called for advice.
12 December 1835 • Saturday
<12.> Saturday Morning 12th. Spent the forenoon in reading. About 12 oclock a number of young persons called to see the Egyptian Records. My exhibited them. One of the Young Ladies, who had been examining them was asked if they had the appearance of Antiquity. She observed with an air [HC 2:329] of contempt that they did not. On hearing this, I was surprised at the ignorance she displayed, and I observed to her that she was an anomaly in creation, for all the wise and learned that had examined them without hessitation pronounced them ancient. I further remarked, [p. 661]
They have also been very industrious, and supplied me with my December 10 winter’s wood, for which I am sincerely grateful to each and every one of them, and shall remember, with warm emotions, this Winters wood by the Brethren expression of their goodness to me; and in the name of Jesus Christ I invoke the rich benediction of heaven to rest upon them, and their families, and I ask my heavenly Father, to preserve their healths, and those of their wives and children that they may have strength of body to perform their labors, in their several occupations in life, and the use and activity of their limbs, also powers of intellect and understanding hearts, that they may treasure up wisdom, understanding, and inteligence above measure; and be preserved from plagues pestilence and famine, and from the power of the adversary, and the hands [HC 2:328] of evil designing men, and have power over all their enemies, and the way be prepared for them, that they may journey to the land of Zion, and be established, on their inheritances, to enjoy undisturbed peace and happiness forever and alternately be crowned with everlasting life in the celestial Kingdom of God, which blessings I ask in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Amen.
I would remember Elder , who was the first one that proposed to the brethren, to assist me in obtaining wood for the use of my family, for which I pray my heavenly Father to bless him with all the blessings named above, and I shall ever remember him with much gratitude for this testimony of benevolence and respect, and thank the great I Am, for putting into his heart to do me this kindness; and I say in my heart I will trust in thy goodness, & mercy forever; for thy wisdom and benevolence, O Lord, is unbounded, and beyond the comprehension of men, and all of thy ways cannot be found out.
The petitions of the people, from all parts of the , to the of to restore the saints to their possessions, were arranged and mailed in this day, for . The Petitions were numerous; and the package large the postage thereon being five dollars. It was directed to the .
11 December 1835 • Friday
11. Friday Morning 11. a fire broke out in a shoemaker’s shop owned by . but the flames were soon extinguished by the active exertions of the brethren. A pleasant morning. Spent the day in reading and instructing those who called for advice.
12 December 1835 • Saturday
12. Saturday Morning 12th. Spent the forenoon in reading. About 12 oclock a number of young persons called to see the Egyptian Records. My exhibited them. One of the Young Ladies, who had been examining them was asked if they had the appearance of Antiquity. She observed with an air [HC 2:329] of contempt that they did not. On hearing this, I was surprised at the ignorance she displayed, and I observed to her that she was an anomaly in creation, for all the wise and learned that had examined them without hessitation pronounced them ancient. I further remarked, [p. 661]
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