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

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be occupied by the presidency and Twelve in speaking each in  <January 17.> their turn, until they had all spoken. The Lord poured out  his Spirit upon us, and the brethren began to confess their faults  one to another the other, and the congregation were soon overwhelmed  in tears, and some of our hearts were too big for utterance.  The gift of tongues came on us also like the rushing of a  mighty wind, and my soul was filled with the Glory of God.  In the afternoon I joined three couple in matrimony in the  public congregation, viz. and ; and ; and  . We then administered the sacrament and  dismissed the congregation which was so dense that it was  very unpleasant for all. We were then invited to a feast  at s, which was prepared for the occasion, and  had a good time while partaking of the rich repast, and  I verily realized that it was good for brethren to dwell to gether in unity, like the dew upon the mountains of Israel,  where the Lord commanded blessings, even life forevermore.
Spent the evening at home.
18 January 1836 • Monday
<18.> Monday the 18th attended the Hebrew School. This day the  elder’s school was removed into the in the room  adjoining ours.—
19 January 1836 • Tuesday
<19> Tuesday 19th. Spent the day at school. The Lord blessed us in  our studies. This day we commenced reading in our Hebrew  Bibles with much success. It seems as if the Lord opens our  minds in a marvellous manner to understand his word  in the original language; and my prayer is that God  will speedily endue us with a knowledge of all languages  and tongues, that his servants may go forth for the last  time to bind up the law and seal up the testimony.
<Marriage Certificate> Form of,— Marriage Certificate.
I hereby certify that agreeably to the rules and regulations of  the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, on matrimony,  were joined in marriage Mr and Miss  , both of this place, on Sabbath the 17th  instant.
Joseph Smith Junr.
Presiding elder of said Church.
, Ohio, January 19th. 1836
20 January 1836 • Wednesday
<20> Wednesday Morning 20th. attended school at the usual  hour, and spent the day in reading and lecturing, and  made some advances in our studies. At evening I attend ed on a matrimonial occasion, with my family, at Mr s having been invited to do to join President , and Miss in marriage. A large  <s  Wedding.> and respectable company assembled, and were seated by  Elders and in the following order, The  presidency and their companions in the first seats, The  Twelve Apostles in the second, the Seventy in the third,  and the remainder of the congregation seated with their Companions. [p. 693]
be occupied by the presidency and Twelve in speaking each in January 17. their turn, until they had all spoken. The Lord poured out his Spirit upon us, and the brethren began to confess their faults one to the other, and the congregation were soon overwhelmed in tears, and some of our hearts were too big for utterance. The gift of tongues came on us also like the rushing of a mighty wind, and my soul was filled with the Glory of God. In the afternoon I joined three couple in matrimony in the public congregation, viz. and ; and ; and . We then administered the sacrament and dismissed the congregation which was so dense that it was very unpleasant for all. We were then invited to a feast at s, which was prepared for the occasion, and had a good time while partaking of the rich repast, and I verily realized that it was good for brethren to dwell together in unity, like the dew upon the mountains of Israel, where the Lord commanded blessings, even life forevermore.
Spent the evening at home.
18 January 1836 • Monday
18. Monday the 18th attended the Hebrew School. This day the elder’s school was removed into the in the room adjoining ours.—
19 January 1836 • Tuesday
19 Tuesday 19th. Spent the day at school. The Lord blessed us in our studies. This day we commenced reading in our Hebrew Bibles with much success. It seems as if the Lord opens our minds in a marvellous manner to understand his word in the original language; and my prayer is that God will speedily endue us with a knowledge of all languages and tongues, that his servants may go forth for the last time to bind up the law and seal up the testimony.
Marriage Certificate Form of,— Marriage Certificate.
I hereby certify that agreeably to the rules and regulations of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, on matrimony, were joined in marriage Mr and Miss , both of this place, on Sabbath the 17th instant.
Joseph Smith Junr.
Presiding elder of said Church.
, Ohio, January 19th. 1836
20 January 1836 • Wednesday
20 Wednesday Morning 20th. attended school at the usual hour, and spent the day in reading and lecturing, and made some advances in our studies. At evening I attended on a matrimonial occasion, with my family, at Mr s having been invited to join President , and Miss in marriage. A large s Wedding. and respectable company assembled, and were seated by Elders and in the following order, The presidency and their companions in the first seats, The Twelve Apostles in the second, the Seventy in the third, and the remainder of the congregation seated with their Companions. [p. 693]
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