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

  • Source Note
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and thereby promote our own happiness, and the happiness of the  <January 1.> family, and, in short, the happiness and well being of all. and , and were then called in, and  we repeated the covenant to them that we had entered into, and  while gratitude swelled our bosoms, tears flowed from our eyes.  I was then requested to close our interview which I did with  prayer, and it was truly a Jubilee, and time of rejoicing.
2 January 1836 • Saturday
<2> <note I> Saturday Morning 2d. according to previous arrangements,  <> I went to the council at 9 o’clock. This council was called to sit  in judgment on a complaint preferred against ,  by on the 29th December. The council organizd  and proceeded to business, but before entering on the trial   arose. and humbly confessed the charges pre ferred against him, and asked the forgiveness of the  council and the whole congregation. A vote was then  called to know whether his confession was satisfactory, and  whether the brethren would extend the hand of fellowship again,  with cheerfulness the whole congregation raised their hands to  receive him
<.> Elder also confessed the charges which I preferred  against him, in a previous council; and was received into  fellowship. Council voted that and should be ordained, elders: and some other business  was transacted in union and fellowship, and the best of feelings  seemed to prevail among the brethren, and our hearts were  made glad on the occasion, and there was joy in heaven,  and my soul doth magnify the Lord, for his goodness, and  mercy endureth forever. , , and John Herrot were also appointed by counsel  to be ordained Elders under my hands.
3 January 1836 • Sunday
<Sunday. 3.> Sunday morning 3d. went to meeting at the usual hour. delivered a fine Lecture upon the subject of revelation.  In the afternoon I confirmed ten or twelve persons, who had  been baptized, among whom was Malcham [Marvel] C. Davis, who was  baptized during intermission to day. Bro  made his confession to the church to their satisfaction, and  was cordially received into fellowship again. The Lord’s Sup per was administered, and gave out an  appointment to preach in the evening at early candlelight,  and preached a fine discourse and this day has been  a day of rejoicing to me. The cloud that has been hanging  over us, has burst with blessings on our heads, and satan  has been foiled in his attempts to destroy me and the church  by causing jealousies to arise in the hearts of some of the breth ren. And I thank my heavenly Father for the union and  Harmony which now prevails in the church.
4 January 1836 • Monday
<4.> Monday Morning 4th. Met and organized our Hebrew school  according to the arrangements that were made on saturday last, [p. 678]
and thereby promote our own happiness, and the happiness of the January 1. family, and, in short, the happiness and well being of all. and , and were then called in, and we repeated the covenant to them that we had entered into, and while gratitude swelled our bosoms, tears flowed from our eyes. I was then requested to close our interview which I did with prayer, and it was truly a Jubilee, and time of rejoicing.
2 January 1836 • Saturday
2 note I Saturday Morning 2d. according to previous arrangements, I went to the council at 9 o’clock. This council was called to sit in judgment on a complaint preferred against , by on the 29th December. The council organizd and proceeded to business, but before entering on the trial arose. and humbly confessed the charges preferred against him, and asked the forgiveness of the council and the whole congregation. A vote was then called to know whether his confession was satisfactory, and whether the brethren would extend the hand of fellowship again, with cheerfulness the whole congregation raised their hands to receive him
. Elder also confessed the charges which I preferred against him, in a previous council; and was received into fellowship. Council voted that and should be ordained, elders: and some other business was transacted in union and fellowship, and the best of feelings seemed to prevail among the brethren, and our hearts were made glad on the occasion, and there was joy in heaven, and my soul doth magnify the Lord, for his goodness, and mercy endureth forever. , , and John Herrot were also appointed by counsel to be ordained Elders under my hands.
3 January 1836 • Sunday
Sunday. 3. Sunday morning 3d. went to meeting at the usual hour. delivered a fine Lecture upon the subject of revelation. In the afternoon I confirmed ten or twelve persons, who had been baptized, among whom was Malcham [Marvel] C. Davis, who was baptized during intermission to day. Bro made his confession to the church to their satisfaction, and was cordially received into fellowship again. The Lord’s Supper was administered, and gave out an appointment to preach in the evening at early candlelight, and preached a fine discourse and this day has been a day of rejoicing to me. The cloud that has been hanging over us, has burst with blessings on our heads, and satan has been foiled in his attempts to destroy me and the church by causing jealousies to arise in the hearts of some of the brethren. And I thank my heavenly Father for the union and Harmony which now prevails in the church.
4 January 1836 • Monday
4. Monday Morning 4th. Met and organized our Hebrew school according to the arrangements that were made on saturday last, [p. 678]
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