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

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we had engaged to teach us in the Hebrew language,  <January 4.  Hebrew School  organized.> when we had our room prepared, We informed him that we were  ready, and our room prepared, and he agreed to wait on us,  this day, and deliver his introductory lecture. Yesterday he sent us  word that he could not come <un>till wednesday next. A vote was  then called to know whether we would submit to such treatment,  or not and carried in the negative; and Elder  appointed clerk to write him on the subject, and inform  him that his services were not wanted; and Elders , and despatched to to  hire a teacher. They were appointed by the voice of the school  to act in their behalf. However we concluded to go on with  our school and do the best we could until we obtain a  teacher, and by the voice of the school I consented to render  them all the assistance I am <was> able to, for the time being. We  are occupying the translating room for the use of the school  until another room can be prepared. This is the first day  that we have occupied it, which is the west room in the  upper part of the , which was consecrated this  morning by prayer offered up by . This is  a rainy time and the roads are extremely muddy. Met  this evening at the to make arrangements for a  <Singing School.> Singing school, after some altercation, a judicious ar rangement was made, a committee of 6 was chosen  to take charge of the singing department

5 January 1836 • Tuesday

<5.> Tuesday 5th. attended the Hebrew School, divided them  into classes; had some debate with Elder . He  manifested a stubborn spirit, at which I was much  grieved.

6 January 1836 • Wednesday

<6> Wednesday 6th. attended school and spent most of the  fore noon in settling the unpleasant feelings that exis ted in the breast of elder , and after much  controversy he confessed his fault and asked the for giveness of the whole school, and was cheerfully forgiven  by all. returned from and re ported to the school that he had hired a , to teach  us the term of 7 weeks for three hundred and twenty  dollars, that is forty schollars for that amount, to com mence in about fifteen days. He is highly celebrated  as a Hebrew schollar, and proposes to give us suf ficient knowledge during the above term of time, to  read and translate the language.
<High Council> A High Council assembled at , for the purpose  of filling the vacancies of the High Council of Zion.  Presidents , and and fifteen high priests and elders, present.   announced the death of  on the 27th of November 1835. Four councillors namely, [p. 679]
we had engaged to teach us in the Hebrew language, January 4. Hebrew School organized. when we had our room prepared, We informed him that we were ready, and our room prepared, and he agreed to wait on us, this day, and deliver his introductory lecture. Yesterday he sent us word that he could not come untill wednesday next. A vote was then called to know whether we would submit to such treatment, or not and carried in the negative; and Elder appointed clerk to write him on the subject, and inform him that his services were not wanted; and Elders , and despatched to to hire a teacher. They were appointed by the voice of the school to act in their behalf. However we concluded to go on with our school and do the best we could until we obtain a teacher, and by the voice of the school I consented to render them all the assistance I was able to, for the time being. We are occupying the translating room for the use of the school until another room can be prepared. This is the first day that we have occupied it, which is the west room in the upper part of the , which was consecrated this morning by prayer offered up by . This is a rainy time and the roads are extremely muddy. Met this evening at the to make arrangements for a Singing School. Singing school, after some altercation, a judicious arrangement was made, a committee of 6 was chosen to take charge of the singing department

5 January 1836 • Tuesday

5. Tuesday 5th. attended the Hebrew School, divided them into classes; had some debate with Elder . He manifested a stubborn spirit, at which I was much grieved.

6 January 1836 • Wednesday

6 Wednesday 6th. attended school and spent most of the fore noon in settling the unpleasant feelings that existed in the breast of elder , and after much controversy he confessed his fault and asked the forgiveness of the whole school, and was cheerfully forgiven by all. returned from and reported to the school that he had hired a , to teach us the term of 7 weeks for three hundred and twenty dollars, that is forty schollars for that amount, to commence in about fifteen days. He is highly celebrated as a Hebrew schollar, and proposes to give us sufficient knowledge during the above term of time, to read and translate the language.
High Council A High Council assembled at , for the purpose of filling the vacancies of the High Council of Zion. Presidents , and and fifteen high priests and elders, present. announced the death of on the 27th of November 1835. Four councillors namely, [p. 679]
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