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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Praise the Lord all ye his Saints, praise his holy name. After  <January 28> these quorums were dismissed, I retired to my home filled  with the Spirit, and my soul cried hosanna to God and  the Lamb through the silent watches of the night, and while  my eyes were closed in sleep, the visions of the Lord were  sweet unto me and his glory was round about me,  praise the Lord.

29 January 1836 • Friday

<29> Friday 29. Attended school and read Hebrew. Received  a line from the presidency of the elders quorum, they wishing to  know whom they should receive, which I answered verbally; and  <Feast of Joseph.> attended to various duties. P.M. I called in all  family and made a feast, and related my feelings towards  them. pronounced patriarchal blessings on the  heads of , , ,  , , and . This  was a good time to me and all the family rejoiced to gether. We continued the meeting till about 8 o clock in  the evening and related the goodness of God to us  in opening our eyes to see the visions of heaven, and  in sending his holy angels to minister unto us, the  word of life. We sang the praise of God in anima ted strains, and the power of love and union was  felt and enjoyed.

30 January 1836 • Saturday

<30.> Saturday 30th. Attended school as usual, and waited  upon several visitors and shewed them the record of  Abraham. , our Hebrew Teacher, examined  them with deep interest, and pronounced them to be  original beyond all doubt. He is a man of excellent  understanding, and has a knowledge of many langua ges, which were spoken by the ancients, & he is an honorable  man so far as I can judge yet.
At a conference of the presidency of the church, it was  resolved that no one be ordained to an office in the  Church in , without the voice of the several quo rums, when assembled for church business. Resolved that  , President of the elders, be directed to give  to the presidents of the church a list of the names of the  several elders, comprising his quorum; and all other  elders in , not belonging to any quorum now estab lished. Resolved that be restored to  the church in full fellowship, on his being re-baptized  and after be ordained to the High priesthood. , clerk C.
In the evening went to the upper rooms in of the and set the different quorums in order. Instruc ted the presidents of the seventy concerning the order of  their anointing, and requested them to proceed and  anoint the Seventy, having set all the quorums in  order. I returned to my house being weary with continual [p. 700]
Praise the Lord all ye his Saints, praise his holy name. After January 28 these quorums were dismissed, I retired to my home filled with the Spirit, and my soul cried hosanna to God and the Lamb through the silent watches of the night, and while my eyes were closed in sleep, the visions of the Lord were sweet unto me and his glory was round about me, praise the Lord.

29 January 1836 • Friday

29 Friday 29. Attended school and read Hebrew. Received a line from the presidency of the elders quorum, they wishing to know whom they should receive, which I answered verbally; Feast of Joseph. P.M. I called in all family and made a feast, and related my feelings towards them. pronounced patriarchal blessings on the heads of , , , , , and . This was a good time to me and all the family rejoiced together. We continued the meeting till about 8 o clock in the evening and related the goodness of God to us in opening our eyes to see the visions of heaven, and in sending his holy angels to minister unto us, the word of life. We sang the praise of God in animated strains, and the power of love and union was felt and enjoyed.

30 January 1836 • Saturday

30. Saturday 30th. Attended school as usual, and waited upon several visitors and shewed them the record of Abraham. , our Hebrew Teacher, examined them with deep interest, and pronounced them to be original beyond all doubt. He is a man of excellent understanding, and has a knowledge of many languages, which were spoken by the ancients, & he is an honorable man so far as I can judge yet.
At a conference of the presidency of the church, it was resolved that no one be ordained to an office in the Church in , without the voice of the several quorums, when assembled for church business. Resolved that , President of the elders, be directed to give to the presidents of the church a list of the names of the several elders, comprising his quorum; and all other elders in , not belonging to any quorum now established. Resolved that be restored to the church in full fellowship, on his being re-baptized and after be ordained to the High priesthood. , clerk C.
In the evening went to the upper rooms of the and set the different quorums in order. Instructed the presidents of the seventy concerning the order of their anointing, and requested them to proceed and anoint the Seventy, having set all the quorums in order. I returned to my house being weary with continual [p. 700]
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