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

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arose next and acquiesced in what I had said  <January 16.  council of the Twelve  ’s> and acknowledged to the Twelve that he had not done as he  ought, in not citing to trial on the charges that  were put into his hands by the Twelve, that he had neglected  his duty, in this thing, for which he asked their forgiveness,  and would now attend to it, if they desired him to do so, and   also observed to the Twelve, if he had spoken  or reproved too harshly, at any time, and had injured their  feelings by so doing, he asked their forgiveness.
<> arose and acquiesced in the above  sentiments, expressed by myself and , in full  and said many good things.
The then called a vote of that  body to know whether they were perfectly satisfied with  the explanation which we had given them, and whether  they would enter into the covenant we had proposed to  them, which was most readily manifested in the  affirmative, by raising their hands to heaven in testi mony, of their willingness and desire to enter into  this covenant, and their entire satisfaction with  our explanation upon all the difficulties that were  on their minds; we then took each other by the hand  in confirmation of our covenant, and there was  a perfect union of feeling on this occasion, and our  hearts overflowed with blessings, which we pronounced  upon each others heads, as the Spirit gave us utterance.   is included in this covenant, and these blessings  with us, for I love him for the truth and integrity that  dwelleth in him, and may God enable us all to per form our vows and covenants, with each other, in  all fidelity and righteousness, before him, that our  influence may be felt among the nations of the earth in  mighty power, even to rend the kingdoms of darkness,  assunder, and triumph over priestcraft and spirit ual wickedness in high places, and brake in pieces all  kingdoms that are opposed to the kingdom of Christ, and  spread the light and truth of the everlasting Gospel,  from the rivers to the ends of the earth.
called <came in> for council, to know whether  it was best for him to return before the Solemn Assembly,  or not. After consideration the council advised him to tarry.  Council dismissed by singing and prayer. , Scribe

17 January 1836 • Sunday

<Sunday 17.> Sunday morning 17th. attended meeting at the  at the usual hour. A large Congregation assembled. I  proceeded to organize the several quorums present; first the  presidency; then the Twelve; and the Seventy who were present;  also the counsellors of and Zion.  then arose and observed that instead of preaching, the time would [p. 692]
arose next and acquiesced in what I had said January 16. council of the Twelve ’s and acknowledged to the Twelve that he had not done as he ought, in not citing to trial on the charges that were put into his hands by the Twelve, that he had neglected his duty, in this thing, for which he asked their forgiveness, and would now attend to it, if they desired him to do so, and also observed to the Twelve, if he had spoken or reproved too harshly, at any time, and had injured their feelings by so doing, he asked their forgiveness.
arose and acquiesced in the above sentiments, expressed by myself and , in full and said many good things.
The then called a vote of that body to know whether they were perfectly satisfied with the explanation which we had given them, and whether they would enter into the covenant we had proposed to them, which was most readily manifested in the affirmative, by raising their hands to heaven in testimony, of their willingness and desire to enter into this covenant, and their entire satisfaction with our explanation upon all the difficulties that were on their minds; we then took each other by the hand in confirmation of our covenant, and there was a perfect union of feeling on this occasion, and our hearts overflowed with blessings, which we pronounced upon each others heads, as the Spirit gave us utterance. is included in this covenant, and these blessings with us, for I love him for the truth and integrity that dwelleth in him, and may God enable us all to perform our vows and covenants, with each other, in all fidelity and righteousness, before him, that our influence may be felt among the nations of the earth in mighty power, even to rend the kingdoms of darkness, assunder, and triumph over priestcraft and spiritual wickedness in high places, and brake in pieces all kingdoms that are opposed to the kingdom of Christ, and spread the light and truth of the everlasting Gospel, from the rivers to the ends of the earth.
came in for council, to know whether it was best for him to return before the Solemn Assembly, or not. After consideration the council advised him to tarry. Council dismissed by singing and prayer. , Scribe

17 January 1836 • Sunday

Sunday 17. Sunday morning 17th. attended meeting at the at the usual hour. A large Congregation assembled. I proceeded to organize the several quorums present; first the presidency; then the Twelve; and the Seventy who were present; also the counsellors of and Zion. then arose and observed that instead of preaching, the time would [p. 692]
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