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

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anxiety and labor in putting all the authorities in order and   <January 30> in striving to purify them for the solemn assembly, according to the  commandment of the Lord
31 January 1836 • Sunday
<Sunday 31.> Sunday 31st. attended divine service in the ; organ ized the several quorums of the authorities of the church; appointed  door keepers to keep order about the door because of the crowd, and  to prevent the house from being excessively crowded. The High coun cil of Zion occupied the first part of the day in speaking as they  were led, and relating experiences, trials, &c, P.M. house to Came  to order as usual and President delivered a short  discourse, and we attended to the breaking of bread. In the  evening attended to the blessing of three brethren, at  Prest. ’s. Spent the evening at home.
1 February 1836 • Monday
<February 1.> Monday February 1.st. 1836. Attended school as usual, and  in company with the other committee organized another class  of thirty to receive lectures on the Hebrew. In the  evening attended to the organizing of the quorums of high priests,  elders, Seventy, and Bishops in the upper rooms of the , and after blessing each quorum in the name of the  Lord, I returned home, had another interview with  our Hebrew teacher, and related to him some of the dealings of  God to me, and gave him some of the evidence of the work  of the latter days he listened cordially and did not oppose.
2 February 1836 • Tuesday
<2> Tuesday 2d. Attended school as usual and various duties.  Went to the in the evening and heard an animated  discourse delivered by . He touched the outlines  of our faith; showed the scattering and gathering of Israel,  from the scriptures, & the stick of Joseph in the hands of Eph raim, aside from that of Moses. I<t> was an interesting meeting  the Spirit bore record that the Lord was well pleased.
3 February 1836 • Wednesday
<3> Wednesday 3d. A.M. Attended our Hebrew lecture. P.M. Studied with   and . Received many visitors  and showed them the Records of Abraham. blessed  three with a patriarchal blessing. President hand ed in, seventy of his quorum, designed for another seventy if  God will.
4 February 1836 • Thursday
<4> Thursday 4th. Attended School and assisted in forming a  class of 22 to read at 3 o clock P.M. The other 23 reads at eleven  oclock. The first class recites at a quarter before 10 A.M; and  the 2d a quarter before 2, P.M. We have a great want of books  but are determined to do the best we can. May the Lord  help us to obtain their language that we may read the scrip tures in the language in which they were given.
5 February 1836 • Friday
<5> Friday 5.th Attended School and assisted the committee to  make arrangements to supply the third and fourth classes  <Hebrew Bible  Divided> with books. Concluded to divide a bible into several  parts, for the benefit of said classes, continued my studies  in the Hebrew, received several visitors, and attended various duties. [p. 701]
anxiety and labor in putting all the authorities in order and January 30 in striving to purify them for the solemn assembly, according to the commandment of the Lord
31 January 1836 • Sunday
Sunday 31. Sunday 31st. attended divine service in the ; organized the several quorums of the authorities of the church; appointed door keepers to keep order about the door because of the crowd, and to prevent the house from being excessively crowded. The High council of Zion occupied the first part of the day in speaking as they were led, and relating experiences, trials, &c, P.M. house Came to order as usual and President delivered a short discourse, and we attended to the breaking of bread. In the evening attended to the blessing of three brethren, at Prest. ’s. Spent the evening at home.
1 February 1836 • Monday
February 1. Monday February 1.st. 1836. Attended school as usual, and in company with the other committee organized another class of thirty to receive lectures on the Hebrew. In the evening attended to the organizing of the quorums of high priests, elders, Seventy, and Bishops in the upper rooms of the , and after blessing each quorum in the name of the Lord, I returned home, had another interview with our Hebrew teacher, and related to him some of the dealings of God to me, and gave him some of the evidence of the work of the latter days he listened cordially and did not oppose.
2 February 1836 • Tuesday
2 Tuesday 2d. Attended school as usual and various duties. Went to the in the evening and heard an animated discourse delivered by . He touched the outlines of our faith; showed the scattering and gathering of Israel, from the scriptures, & the stick of Joseph in the hands of Ephraim, aside from that of Moses. It was an interesting meeting the Spirit bore record that the Lord was well pleased.
3 February 1836 • Wednesday
3 Wednesday 3d. A.M. Attended our Hebrew lecture. P.M. Studied with and . Received many visitors and showed them the Records of Abraham. blessed three with a patriarchal blessing. President handed in, seventy of his quorum, designed for another seventy if God will.
4 February 1836 • Thursday
4 Thursday 4th. Attended School and assisted in forming a class of 22 to read at 3 o clock P.M. The other 23 reads at eleven oclock. The first class recites at a quarter before 10 A.M; and the 2d a quarter before 2, P.M. We have a great want of books but are determined to do the best we can. May the Lord help us to obtain their language that we may read the scriptures in the language in which they were given.
5 February 1836 • Friday
5 Friday 5.th Attended School and assisted the committee to make arrangements to supply the third and fourth classes Hebrew Bible Divided with books. Concluded to divide a bible into several parts, for the benefit of said classes, continued my studies in the Hebrew, received several visitors, and attended various duties. [p. 701]
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