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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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assembled, a number were blessed under the hands of  <January 9> and we had a good time. Spent the evening at home.
10 January 1836 • Sunday
<Sunday 10> Sunday 10th. Attended meeting at the usual hour. Elders, Wilber [Wilbur] Denton, and Preached in the forenoon, and Bros.   and in the afternoon. They all did well  considering their youth. Administered the Sacrament; during  intermission, Elder baptized three, spent the evening at  home.
11 January 1836 • Monday
<11> Monday 11th. There being no school, I spent the day  at home. Many brethren called to see me, among whom was  , from N. York, who had come to  attend the Solemn Assembly. I delight in the society of  my brethren and friends, and pray that the blessings of heaven  and earth may be multiplied upon their heads.
12 January 1836 • Tuesday
<12> Tuesday 12th. I called on the Presidency of the church and made  arrangements to meet tomorrow at 10 o clock A.M. to take into con sideration the subject of the Solemn Assembly. This afternoon a young  man called to see the Egyptian Manuscripts, which I exhibited. Also  <> Brother Joseph Rose introduced to me , a christian  or Unitarian Preacher, so called; from . N. York. We had some  little controversy on Prejudices, but soon come to an understanding:  He spoke of the Gospel and said he believed it, adding that it  was good tidings of great joy. I replied that it was one thing  to proclaim good tidings and another to tell what those tidings  were. He waived the conversation and withdrew.
13 January 1836 • Wednesday
<13  General Council  preparatory to the  Solemn Assembly> Wednesday 13th. 10. oclock A.M. I met in council with the Presidency  of and Zion, namely, , ,  , , . and .  Also the twelve Apostles, the High Council of Zion, and the High council  of ; The Bishops of Zion and , the presidency of the  seventies seventy and many more of the elders. Some of the Counsellors,  both of Zion and were absent. The council came to order,  sung Adam-Ondi-Ahman. and opened by prayer offered up by  , when I made some remarks, in my introduc tory lecture before the authority of the church in general terms,  laying before them the business of the day, which was to supply  some deficiences in the Bishop’s council, in this place; also in  the High Council. After some altercation upon the most proper  <  chosen Bish ops counsel> manner of proceeding, Elder was nominated by  the and seconded by the presidency; The vote was then  called from the Presidency, and carried; next from the High  Council of Zion, and carried; from the twelve, and carried; from the  council of the seventy, and carried; from the and his Coun cil. and carried; and was received by the universal voice  and consent of all the authority of the church; as a counsillor  in the Bishop’s council in , to fill the place of Elder , who had been ordained to the Presidency of the High council  of . was then ordained under the hands of Bishop   to the office of counsellor, also to that of High Priest. <Bishop,  Councellor> [p. 685]
assembled, a number were blessed under the hands of January 9 and we had a good time. Spent the evening at home.
10 January 1836 • Sunday
Sunday 10 Sunday 10th. Attended meeting at the usual hour. Elders, Wilber WilburDenton, and Preached in the forenoon, and Bros. and in the afternoon. They all did well considering their youth. Administered the Sacrament; during intermission, Elder baptized three, spent the evening at home.
11 January 1836 • Monday
11 Monday 11th. There being no school, I spent the day at home. Many brethren called to see me, among whom was , from N. York, who had come to attend the Solemn Assembly. I delight in the society of my brethren and friends, and pray that the blessings of heaven and earth may be multiplied upon their heads.
12 January 1836 • Tuesday
12 Tuesday 12th. I called on the Presidency of the church and made arrangements to meet tomorrow at 10 o clock A.M. to take into consideration the subject of the Solemn Assembly. This afternoon a young man called to see the Egyptian Manuscripts, which I exhibited. Also Brother Joseph Rose introduced to me , a christian or Unitarian Preacher, so called; from . N. York. We had some little controversy on Prejudices, but soon come to an understanding: He spoke of the Gospel and said he believed it, adding that it was good tidings of great joy. I replied that it was one thing to proclaim good tidings and another to tell what those tidings were. He waived the conversation and withdrew.
13 January 1836 • Wednesday
13 General Council preparatory to the Solemn Assembly Wednesday 13th. 10. oclock A.M. I met in council with the Presidency of and Zion, namely, , , , , . and . Also the twelve Apostles, the High Council of Zion, and the High council of ; The Bishops of Zion and , the presidency of the seventy and many more of the elders. Some of the Counsellors, both of Zion and were absent. The council came to order, sung Adam-Ondi-Ahman. and opened by prayer offered up by , when I made some remarks, in my introductory lecture before the authority of the church in general terms, laying before them the business of the day, which was to supply some deficiences in the Bishop’s council, in this place; also in the High Council. After some altercation upon the most proper chosen Bishops counsel manner of proceeding, Elder was nominated by the and seconded by the presidency; The vote was then called from the Presidency, and carried; next from the High Council of Zion, and carried; from the twelve, and carried; from the council of the seventy, and carried; from the and his Council. and carried; and was received by the universal voice and consent of all the authority of the church; as a counsillor in the Bishop’s council in , to fill the place of Elder , who had been ordained to the Presidency of the High council of . was then ordained under the hands of Bishop to the office of High Priest. Bishop, Councellor [p. 685]
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