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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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23 January 1836 • Saturday
<January 23.> Saturday 23d. attended at the School room as usual, and we came together filled with the Spirit as on the past evening, and did not feel like studying but commenced conversing upon heavenly things, and the day we spent agreeably and proffitably. Elder had been tempted to doubt the things which we received on Saturday evening and he made an humble confession and asked forgiveness of the school, which was joyfully given; and he said he would try to resist Satan in future.
24 January 1836 • Sunday
<Sunday 24> Sunday 24th. Met the several quorums, in the room un[HC 2:384]der the , and after organizing and opening by prayer, called upon the High Council of to proceed and confess their sins, as they might be directed by the spirit; and they occupied the first part of the day and confessed and exhorted as the Spirit led.— P.M. attended again and saw the bread and wine administerd to the quorums and brethren who were present. In the evening met the presidency in the room over the printing room and councilled on the subject of endowment and the preparation for the Solemn assembly, which is to be called when the is finished
25 January 1836 • Monday
<25 sick> Monday 25th. received a line from my scribe informing me of his ill health, as follows;
“Brother Joseph: My great desire to be in your company, and in the assembly of the saints where God opens the heavens, and exhibits the treasures of Eternity is the only thing that has stimulated me, for a number of days past, to leave my house; for be assured, Dear Brother, my bodily affliction is severe; I have a violent cough more especially <at> night, which deprives me of my appetites, and my strength fails, and writing has a particular tendency to injure my lungs, while I am under the influence of such a cough. I therefore, with reluctance, send your journal to you, until my health inproves. Yours in heart, .
P.S. Brother Joseph, Pray for me, and ask the prayers of the class on my account also.”
< scribe> Appointed Elder acting scribe for the time being, or till shall recover his health. Spent the day at home receiving visitors
26 January 1836 • Tuesday
<26 commenced Hebrew School.> Tuesday 26 arrived from to teach the Hebrew Language, and I attended upon the organizing of the Class, for the purpose of receiving his lecture upon Hebrew Grammar. His hours of instruction are from ten to eleven A.M.— and from two to [HC 2:385] three P.M. His introduction pleased me much, I think he will be a help to the class in learning Hebrew.
27 January 1836 • Wednesday
<27> Wednesday 27. attended school as usual, and other matters also which come before me. [p. 698]
23 January 1836 • Saturday
January 23. Saturday 23d. attended at the School room as usual, and we came together filled with the Spirit as on the past evening, and did not feel like studying but commenced conversing upon heavenly things, and the day we spent agreeably and proffitably. Elder had been tempted to doubt the things which we received on Saturday evening and he made an humble confession and asked forgiveness of the school, which was joyfully given; and he said he would try to resist Satan in future.
24 January 1836 • Sunday
Sunday 24 Sunday 24th. Met the several quorums, in the room un[HC 2:384]der the , and after organizing and opening by prayer, called upon the High Council of to proceed and confess their sins, as they might be directed by the spirit; and they occupied the first part of the day and confessed and exhorted as the Spirit led.— P.M. attended again and saw the bread and wine administerd to the quorums and brethren who were present. In the evening met the presidency in the room over the printing room and councilled on the subject of endowment and the preparation for the Solemn assembly, which is to be called when the is finished
25 January 1836 • Monday
25 sick Monday 25th. received a line from my scribe informing me of his ill health, as follows;
“Brother Joseph: My great desire to be in your company, and in the assembly of the saints where God opens the heavens, and exhibits the treasures of Eternity is the only thing that has stimulated me, for a number of days past, to leave my house; for be assured, Dear Brother, my bodily affliction is severe; I have a violent cough more especially at night, which deprives me of my appetite, and my strength fails, and writing has a particular tendency to injure my lungs, while I am under the influence of such a cough. I therefore, with reluctance, send your journal to you, until my health inproves. Yours in heart, .
P.S. Brother Joseph, Pray for me, and ask the prayers of the class on my account also.”
scribe Appointed Elder acting scribe for the time being, or till shall recover his health. Spent the day at home receiving visitors
26 January 1836 • Tuesday
26 commenced Hebrew School. Tuesday 26 arrived from to teach the Hebrew Language, and I attended upon the organizing of the Class, for the purpose of receiving his lecture upon Hebrew Grammar. His hours of instruction are from ten to eleven A.M.— and from two to [HC 2:385] three P.M. His introduction pleased me much, I think he will be a help to the class in learning Hebrew.
27 January 1836 • Wednesday
27 Wednesday 27. attended school as usual, and other matters also which come before me. [p. 698]
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