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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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invited to seat themselves at the table by pairs, male & female,  <Dcember 13.> commencing with the eldest. The interview was conducted with  propriety and decorum, and cheerfulness prevailed. After  spending the evening agreeably until 9 o clock we pronounced  A blessing upon the company, and returned home. This  day the took fire again.
14 December 1835 • Monday
<14.> Monday 14th. a number of brethren from called  to visit me and see the Egyptian Records, also returned  from N.Y. and Bro of the same pleac called: and  Sister called to visit us. After dinner attended the  funeral of ’s youngest child; and in the evening  met according to previous notice to make arrangements to guard  against fire, and organize a company for this purpose; also  counselled on other affairs of a temporal nature.  came to my house, much afflicted with a swollen arm, as he had  not sufficient faith to be healed. applied a poultice of herbs  and he tarried over night. Spent the day at home reading  Hebrew, and visiting friends who called to see me.
15 December 1835 • Tuesday
<15> Tuesday 15th. at home and, as usual, was blessed with much  company. is very sick, his arm much inflamed.  This afternoon Elder handed me a letter. the purport of  which was, that he is dissatisfied with the committee in their deal ings with him in temporal affairs, that is that they do not  deal as liberally with him as they do with Elder ,  also requested me to reconcile the Revelation given to the Twelve  since their return from the east. That unless these things and oth ers named in the letter, could be reconciled to his mind, his  honor would not stand united with them. This I beleive is  the amount of the contents of the letter although much was writ ten. My feelings on this occasion were much lacerated, knowing  that I had dealt in righteousness with him, in all things, &  endeavored to promote his happiness and well being as much  as lay in my power, and I feel that these reflections are ungrate ful and founded in jealousy, and that the adversary is  striving with all his subtle devices and influence to de stroy him, by causing a division among the twelve that  God has chosen to open the gospel Kingdom in all nations ; but I pray my heavenly Father in the name of Jesus of  Nazareth, that he may be delivered from the power of the  destroyer, that his faith fail not in this hour of temptation,  and prepare him and all the elders to receive an endow ment in thy house, even according to thine own order,  from time to time, as thou see’st them worthy to be called  into thy solemn Assembly.
16 December 1835 • Wednesday
<16> Wednesday Morning 16th. weather extremely cold, I went to the  council room to lay before the presidency the letter that I received  yesterday from Elder ; But when I arrived, I found that  I had lost said letter, but I laid the substance of it, as far as [p. 663]
invited to seat themselves at the table by pairs, male & female, Dcember 13. commencing with the eldest. The interview was conducted with propriety and decorum, and cheerfulness prevailed. After spending the evening agreeably until 9 o clock we pronounced A blessing upon the company, and returned home. This day the took fire again.
14 December 1835 • Monday
14. Monday 14th. a number of brethren from called to visit me and see the Egyptian Records, also returned from N.Y. and Bro of the same pleac called: and Sister called to visit us. After dinner attended the funeral of ’s youngest child; and in the evening met according to previous notice to make arrangements to guard against fire, and organize a company for this purpose; also counselled on other affairs of a temporal nature. came to my house, much afflicted with a swollen arm, as he had not sufficient faith to be healed. applied a poultice of herbs and he tarried over night. Spent the day at home reading Hebrew, and visiting friends who called to see me.
15 December 1835 • Tuesday
15 Tuesday 15th. at home and, as usual, was blessed with much company. is very sick, his arm much inflamed. This afternoon Elder handed me a letter. the purport of which was, that he is dissatisfied with the committee in their dealings with him in temporal affairs, that is that they do not deal as liberally with him as they do with Elder , also requested me to reconcile the Revelation given to the Twelve since their return from the east. That unless these things and others named in the letter, could be reconciled to his mind, his honor would not stand united with them. This I beleive is the amount of the contents of the letter although much was written. My feelings on this occasion were much lacerated, knowing that I had dealt in righteousness with him, in all things, & endeavored to promote his happiness and well being as much as lay in my power, and I feel that these reflections are ungrateful and founded in jealousy, and that the adversary is striving with all his subtle devices and influence to destroy him, by causing a division among the twelve that God has chosen to open the gospel Kingdom in all nations; but I pray my heavenly Father in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, that he may be delivered from the power of the destroyer, that his faith fail not in this hour of temptation, and prepare him and all the elders to receive an endowment in thy house, even according to thine own order, from time to time, as thou see’st them worthy to be called into thy solemn Assembly.
16 December 1835 • Wednesday
16 Wednesday Morning 16th. weather extremely cold, I went to the council room to lay before the presidency the letter that I received yesterday from Elder ; But when I arrived, I found that I had lost said letter, but I laid the substance of it, as far as [p. 663]
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