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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of Your Brother
Joseph Smith Jun.
<December 18> To .

19 December 1835 • Saturday

<19.> Saturday morning 19th. At home. Sent the above letter to Bro . I have had many solemn feelings this day concerning  my brother , and have prayed in my heart fervently, that  the Lord will not cast him off, but that he may return to the  God of Jacob, and magnify his apostleship and calling: May  this be his happy lot for the Lord of Glory’s sake. Amen.

20 December 1835 • Sunday

<Sunday 20> Sunday 20th. At home all day: took solid comfort with my family:  had many serious reflections. Brothers Palmer and called  to see me. I showed them the sacred records to their joy and  satisfaction. O may God have mercy upon these men, and  keep them in the way of everlasting life, in the name of  Jesus. Amen.

21 December 1835 • Monday

<21.> Monday 21st. Spent this day at home in endeavoring to treasure  up knowledge for the benefit of my calling. The day passed off  very pleasantly. I thank the Lord for his blessings to my soul, his  great mercy of over my family in sparing our lives. O continue  thy care over me and mine for Christ’s sake.

22 December 1835 • Tuesday

<22> Tuesday 22 at home. Continued my studies. O may God give  me learning even language: and endue me with qualifications  to magnify his name while I live. I also delivered an address to  the Church this evening. The Lord blessed my soul. is  unwell. O my God heal him; and for his kindness to me. O my  soul be thou grateful to him, and bless him. and he shall be  blessed of God forever. for I believe him to be a faithful friend  to me therefore my soul delighteth in him. Amen. Joseph Smith Jr.

23 December 1835 • Wednesday

<23> Wednesday 23d. In the forenoon at home studying the Greek  Language, and also waited upon the brethren who came in,  and exhibited to them the papyrus. Afternoon visited brother   with the relations of brother . Had not  a very agreeable visit for I found them filled with prejudice against  the work of the Lord, and their minds blinded with superstition,  Ignorance &c.

24 December 1835 • Thursday

<24.> Thursday 24th. The forenoon, at home. In the afternoon I  assisted the commissioner appointed by the court. in surveying  a road across my farm.

25 December 1835 • Friday

<25.> Friday 25th. Enjoyed myself at home with my family all  day it being Christmas, the only time I have had this privilege  so satisfactorily for a long period. Bro. , called this eve.

26 December 1835 • Saturday

<26> Saturday 26th. commenced studying the Hebrew Language in  company with bros. and . In the mean time  bro came in, and requested to have the word  of the Lord through me for, said he, “I have been wrought upon  to make known to you my feelings and desires, and was prom ised that I should have a revelation, which should make  <Revelation to  .> known my duty.” Revelation Given to Dec 26th 1835.
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant , your [p. 672]
of Your Brother
Joseph Smith Jun.
December 18 To .

19 December 1835 • Saturday

19. Saturday morning 19th. At home. Sent the above letter to Bro . I have had many solemn feelings this day concerning my brother , and have prayed in my heart fervently, that the Lord will not cast him off, but that he may return to the God of Jacob, and magnify his apostleship and calling: May this be his happy lot for the Lord of Glory’s sake. Amen.

20 December 1835 • Sunday

Sunday 20 Sunday 20th. At home all day: took solid comfort with my family: had many serious reflections. Brothers Palmer and called to see me. I showed them the sacred records to their joy and satisfaction. O may God have mercy upon these men, and keep them in the way of everlasting life, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

21 December 1835 • Monday

21. Monday 21st. Spent this day at home in endeavoring to treasure up knowledge for the benefit of my calling. The day passed off very pleasantly. I thank the Lord for his blessings to my soul, his great mercy over my family in sparing our lives. O continue thy care over me and mine for Christ’s sake.

22 December 1835 • Tuesday

22 Tuesday 22 at home. Continued my studies. O may God give me learning even language: and endue me with qualifications to magnify his name while I live. I also delivered an address to the Church this evening. The Lord blessed my soul. is unwell. O my God heal him; and for his kindness to me. O my soul be thou grateful to him, and bless him. and he shall be blessed of God forever. for I believe him to be a faithful friend to me therefore my soul delighteth in him. Amen. Joseph Smith Jr.

23 December 1835 • Wednesday

23 Wednesday 23d. In the forenoon at home studying the Greek Language, and also waited upon the brethren who came in, and exhibited to them the papyrus. Afternoon visited brother with the relations of brother . Had not a very agreeable visit for I found them filled with prejudice against the work of the Lord, and their minds blinded with superstition, Ignorance &c.

24 December 1835 • Thursday

24. Thursday 24th. The forenoon, at home. In the afternoon I assisted the commissioner appointed by the court. in surveying a road across my farm.

25 December 1835 • Friday

25. Friday 25th. Enjoyed myself at home with my family all day it being Christmas, the only time I have had this privilege so satisfactorily for a long period. Bro. , called this eve.

26 December 1835 • Saturday

26 Saturday 26th. commenced studying the Hebrew Language in company with bros. and . In the mean time bro came in, and requested to have the word of the Lord through me for, said he, “I have been wrought upon to make known to you my feelings and desires, and was promised that I should have a revelation, which should make Revelation to . known my duty.” Revelation Given to Dec 26th 1835.
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