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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 29> him. 2d For attempting to inflict personal violence on Pret. J. Smith Junr
<30.> Wednesday 30th. spent the say in reading Hebrew at the  council Room, in company with , which gave  me much satisfaction on account of his returning health,  for I delight in his company.
At home until about 10. o’clock I then attended a blessing  meeting at ’s, in company with , and  , & who had come to live with me, also  went with us. A large company assembled, then  made some appropriate preliminary remarks; a hymn was  sung, and he opened the Meeting by prayer. About fifteen  persons then received a patriarchal blessing under his  hands, the services were then dismissed as they commenced.  A table was then crowned with the bounties of nature, and  after invoking the benediction of heaven upon the rich repast,  we fared sumptuously, and suffice it to say that we had  a glorious meeting throughout, and I was much pleased with  the harmony and decorum that existed among the brethren,  and Sisters. We returned home, and at early candl[e] light I preached at the to a crowded  congregation, who listened with attention about three  hours. I had great liberty in speaking. Some Presby terians were present, as I afterwards learned, and I expect  that some of my sayings set like a garment that was  well fitted, as I exposed their abominations in the lan guage of <the> Scriptures. And I pray God that it may be  like a nail in a sure place, driven by the master of  assemblies.
30 December 1835 • Wednesday
<30.> Wednesday 30th. spent the day in reading Hebrew at the  council room in company with which gave  me much satisfaction on account of his recovering health.  for I delight in his company.
31 December 1835 • Thursday
<31.> Thursday morning 31st. at home, After attending to the  duties of my family, retired to the council Room to pursue  my studies. The council of the Twelve convened in the  upper Room in the Printing office, directly over the room  where we were assembled, in our studies. They sent for  me, and the presidency, (or a part of them,) to receive  council from us on the subject of the council which  is to be held on Saturday next. In the afternoon I attend ed at the to give directions concerning the upper  rooms, and more especially the west room, which I in tend occupying for a translation room, which will be pre pared this week.
The Public mind has been excited of late by reports which  <Mummies> have been circulated of late concerning certain Egyptian Mummies,  and Ancient Records which were purchased by certain Gentlemen [p. 674]
December 29 him. 2d For attempting to inflict personal violence on Pret. J. Smith Junr
At home until about 10. o’clock I then attended a blessing meeting at ’s, in company with , and , & who had come to live with me, also went with us. A large company assembled, then made some appropriate preliminary remarks; a hymn was sung, and he opened the Meeting by prayer. About fifteen persons then received a patriarchal blessing under his hands, the services were then dismissed as they commenced. A table was then crowned with the bounties of nature, and after invoking the benediction of heaven upon the rich repast, we fared sumptuously, and suffice it to say that we had a glorious meeting throughout, and I was much pleased with the harmony and decorum that existed among the brethren, and Sisters. We returned home, and at early candlelight I preached at the to a crowded congregation, who listened with attention about three hours. I had great liberty in speaking. Some Presbyterians were present, as I afterwards learned, and I expect that some of my sayings set like a garment that was well fitted, as I exposed their abominations in the language of the Scriptures. And I pray God that it may be like a nail in a sure place, driven by the master of assemblies.
30 December 1835 • Wednesday
30. Wednesday 30th. spent the day in reading Hebrew at the council room in company with which gave me much satisfaction on account of his recovering health. for I delight in his company.
31 December 1835 • Thursday
31. Thursday morning 31st. at home, After attending to the duties of my family, retired to the council Room to pursue my studies. The council of the Twelve convened in the upper Room in the Printing office, directly over the room where we were assembled, in our studies. They sent for me, and the presidency, (or a part of them,) to receive council from us on the subject of the council which is to be held on Saturday next. In the afternoon I attended at the to give directions concerning the upper rooms, and more especially the west room, which I intend occupying for a translation room, which will be prepared this week.
The Public mind has been excited of late by reports which Mummies have been circulated concerning certain Egyptian Mummies, and Ancient Records which were purchased by certain Gentlemen [p. 674]
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