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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​January 6. Indians​> Assinaboins 8,000 Caddoes *2,000 Arickarees 3,000
Crees 3,000 Poncas ,800 Cheyennes 2,000
Grof Ventres 3,000 Osages 5,120 Blackfeet 1.600
Crows 4,500 Kanzas 1,471 Foxes 1.600
Quapaws .450 Sacs 4,800 Arrepahas, Kioways &c 14,000
* The agent has reported these Indians at upwards of 2000.
The joy that we shall feel in common with every <​honest​> American; and the joy that will eventually fill their bosoms on account of nationalizing them: will be glory enough; when it comes to show, that gathering them to themselves, and for themselves, to be associated with themselves, is a wise measure, and reflects the highest honor upon our Government. May they all be gathered in peace, and form a happy union among themselves, to which thousands may shout, Esto perpetua.”
7 January 1836 • Thursday
<​7 A Feast​> Thursday 7th. attended a sumptuous feast at Bishop ’s. This feast was after the order of the Son of God, the lame, the halt, and blind were invited according to the instruction of the Savior. Our meeting was opened by singing. and prayer by ; after which ’s father and Mother, and a number of others with were blessed with a patriarchal blessing. We then received a bountiful refreshment, furnished by the liberality of the . The company was large, and before we partook we had some of the songs of Zion Sung, and our hearts were made glad while partaking of an antipast of those joys that will be [HC 2:362] poured upon the head of the saints when they are gathered together on Mount Zion, to enjoy each others society forever more; even all the blessings of heaven, when there will be none to molest or make us afraid. Returned home and spent the evening.
8 January 1836 • Friday
<​8​> Friday 8th spent the day in the Hebrew School, and made <​Hard Finish on ​> rapid progress in our studies. The plastering and hard finish on the outside of the was commenced on the 2d of November 1835, and finished this day. The job was let to and , at one thousand dollars. took the job of plastering the inside of the throughout at fifteen hundred dollars, and commenced the same on the 9th. of November last. He is still continuing the work notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather.
9 January 1836 • Saturday
<​9.​> Saturday 9th. Attended school in the forenoon; about 11. o’clock, received the following note.:—
“Thus saith the voice of the Spirit to me, if thy Brother Joseph Smith Junr. will attend the feast at thy house this day, (at 12 o’clock) the poor and the lame will rejoice at his presence, and also think themselves honored.
Yours in friendship and Love.
Jan 9th. 1836.
I dismissed the school in order to attend to this polite invitation, with , and . A large congregation [p. 684]
January 6. Indians Assinaboins 8,000 Caddoes *2,000 Arickarees 3,000
Crees 3,000 Poncas ,800 Cheyennes 2,000
Grof Ventres 3,000 Osages 5,120 Blackfeet 1.600
Crows 4,500 Kanzas 1,471 Foxes 1.600
Quapaws .450 Sacs 4,800 Arrepahas, Kioways &c 14,000
* The agent has reported these Indians at upwards of 2000.
The joy that we shall feel in common with every honest American; and the joy that will eventually fill their bosoms on account of nationalizing them: will be glory enough; when it comes to show, that gathering them to themselves, and for themselves, to be associated with themselves, is a wise measure, and reflects the highest honor upon our Government. May they all be gathered in peace, and form a happy union among themselves, to which thousands may shout, Esto perpetua.”
7 January 1836 • Thursday
7 A Feast Thursday 7th. attended a sumptuous feast at Bishop ’s. This feast was after the order of the Son of God, the lame, the halt, and blind were invited according to the instruction of the Savior. Our meeting was opened by singing. and prayer by ; after which ’s father and Mother, and a number of others were blessed with a patriarchal blessing. We then received a bountiful refreshment, furnished by the liberality of the . The company was large, and before we partook we had some of the songs of Zion Sung, and our hearts were made glad while partaking of an antipast of those joys that will be [HC 2:362] poured upon the head of the saints when they are gathered together on Mount Zion, to enjoy each others society forever more; even all the blessings of heaven, when there will be none to molest or make us afraid. Returned home and spent the evening.
8 January 1836 • Friday
8 Friday 8th spent the day in the Hebrew School, and made Hard Finish on rapid progress in our studies. The plastering and hard finish on the outside of the was commenced on the 2d of November 1835, and finished this day. The job was let to and , at one thousand dollars. took the job of plastering the inside of the throughout at fifteen hundred dollars, and commenced the same on the 9th. of November last. He is still continuing the work notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather.
9 January 1836 • Saturday
9. Saturday 9th. Attended school in the forenoon; about 11. o’clock, received the following note.:—
“Thus saith the voice of the Spirit to me, if thy Brother Joseph Smith Junr. will attend the feast at thy house this day, (at 12 o’clock) the poor and the lame will rejoice at his presence, and also think themselves honored.
Yours in friendship and Love.
Jan 9th. 1836.
I dismissed the school in order to attend to this polite invitation, with , and . A large congregation [p. 684]
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