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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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28 January 1836 • Thursday
Thursday 28 Attended school at the usual hours. In the  evening met the quorum of High priests in the west room of the  upper loft of the , & in company with my council  of the presidency, consecrated and anointed the councillors of the  president of the high priesthood, and having instructed them and  <Quorums of high  Priests anointed> set the quorums in order, I left them to perform the holy anointing,  and went to the quorums of Elders at the other end of the room.  I assisted in annointing the counsellors of the , and gave them the instruction necessary for the occa sion and left the presedent and his council to anoint the  elders while I should go to the adjoining room and attend  <Quorum of Seventy> to organizing and instructing of the quorum of the Seventy  I found the twelve Apostles assembled with this quorum, and  I proceeded with with the quorum of the Presidency to instruct  them and also the seven presidents of the Seventy elders to call  upon God with uplifted hands to seal the blessings which  had been promised to them by the holy anointing. As I  organized this quorum with the presidency in this room,  President saw a pillar of fire rest down  and abide upon the heads of the quorum as we stood  in the midst of the twelve. When the Twelve and  the seven were through with their sealing prayer, I called  upon President to seal them with uplifted hands  and when he had done this, and cried Hosannah that  all the congregation should join him, and shout hosan na to God and the Lamb, and glory to God in the  highest. It was done so and elder saw a  mighty Angel riding upon a horse of fire with a flaming  sword in his hand, followed by five others, encircle the  and protect the Saints, even the Lord’s anointed from  the power of satan, and a host of evil Spirits, which  were striving to disturb the Saints. President  one of the Twelve saw the heavens opened, and the Lord’s  host protecting the Lord’s anointed. President , one of the Seven, saw the Savior extended before him  as up on the cross, and a little after, crowned with glory  upon his head; above the brightness of the sun. After these  things were over, and a glorious vision, which I saw, had  passed, I instructed the seven presidents to proceed and  anoint the seventy, and returned to the room of the  high priests and elders, and attended to the sealing of what  they had done, with uplifted hands. The Lord had assisted  my Brother , the president of the high priests, to go for ward with the anointing of the high priests so that he had  performed it to the acceptance of the Lord, notwithstanding  he was very young and inexperienced in such duties, and  I felt to praise God with a loud hosanna, for his good ness to me and my father’s family, and to all the children of men. [p. 699]
28 January 1836 • Thursday
Thursday 28 Attended school at the usual hours. In the evening met the quorum of High priests in the west room of the upper loft of the , & in company with my council of the presidency, consecrated and anointed the councillors of the president of the high priesthood, and having instructed them and Quorums of high Priests anointed set the quorums in order, I left them to perform the holy anointing, and went to the quorums of Elders at the other end of the room. I assisted in annointing the counsellors of the , and gave them the instruction necessary for the occasion and left the presedent and his council to anoint the elders while I should go to the adjoining room and attend Quorum of Seventy to organizing and instructing of the quorum of the Seventy I found the twelve Apostles assembled with this quorum, and I proceeded with the quorum of the Presidency to instruct them and also the seven presidents of the Seventy elders to call upon God with uplifted hands to seal the blessings which had been promised to them by the holy anointing. As I organized this quorum with the presidency in this room, President saw a pillar of fire rest down and abide upon the heads of the quorum as we stood in the midst of the twelve. When the Twelve and the seven were through with their sealing prayer, I called upon President to seal them with uplifted hands and when he had done this, and cried Hosannah that all the congregation should join him, and shout hosanna to God and the Lamb, and glory to God in the highest. It was done so and elder saw a mighty Angel riding upon a horse of fire with a flaming sword in his hand, followed by five others, encircle the and protect the Saints, even the Lord’s anointed from the power of satan, and a host of evil Spirits, which were striving to disturb the Saints. President one of the Twelve saw the heavens opened, and the Lord’s host protecting the Lord’s anointed. President , one of the Seven, saw the Savior extended before him as up on the cross, and a little after, crowned with glory upon his head; above the brightness of the sun. After these things were over, and a glorious vision, which I saw, had passed, I instructed the seven presidents to proceed and anoint the seventy, and returned to the room of the high priests and elders, and attended to the sealing of what they had done, with uplifted hands. The Lord had assisted my Brother , the president of the high priests, to go forward with the anointing of the high priests so that he had performed it to the acceptance of the Lord, notwithstanding he was very young and inexperienced in such duties, and I felt to praise God with a loud hosanna, for his goodness to me and my father’s family, and to all the children of men. [p. 699]
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