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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of these two quorums were very interesting. A number of letters of <February 7> commendation were presented and read, a vote called and all received into the church in . Bread was broken and blessed and while it was passing, commenced speaking from Acts 2d and continued about 15 minutes. His reasonings were cogent <good>. The wine was then blessed and passed, after which meeting dismissed. At evening met with the presidency in the loft of the , in company with the presidency of the seventy, to choose other seventy also. Blessed one of the Zion Brethren, dismissed, and retired.
8 February 1836 • Monday
<8> Monday 8th attended school at the usual hour. In the P.M. lectured in the upper room of the , with some of the brethren. At evening visited in compa[n]y with Presidents and . He converses freely is an interesting man. , my Scribe, received my journal again. His health is so much improved, that he thinks he will be able, with the blessing of God, to perform this duty
9 February 1836 • Tuesday
<9> Tuesday 9th. spent the day in studying the Hebrew Language. Fine weather, and Sleighing. evening at home.—
10 February 1836 • Wednesday
<10> Wednesday 10th. at 10 o clock met at the school room to read Hebrew. P.M. read in the upper room of the . At 4. o’clock called at the school room in the to make some arrangements concerning the classes. On my return I was informed that Bro had cut himself. I immediately repaired to his house and found him badly wounded in his left arm, he had fallen on his ax, which caused a wound about four or five inches in length. sewed it up and dressed it, and I feel to thank God that it is no worse. And I ask my heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ to heal my brother [HC 2:393] , and bless ’s family one and all with peace and plenty, and eternal life.
11 February 1836 • Thursday
<11> Thursday 11. attended school and read Hebrew with the morning class. Spent the afternoon in reading, and exhibiting the Egyptian Records to those who called to see me, and heavens blessings have attended me.
12 February 1836 • Friday
<12.> Friday 12th. spent the day in reading Hebrew, and attending to the duties of my family, and the duties of the church. I met <Council on Ordinations> in company with the several quorums, in the School room in the , at evening, to take into consideration the subject of ordinations. I made some remarks upon the subject of our meeting, which were as follows; That many are desiring to be ordained to the ministry, who are not called consequently the Lord is displeased. Secondly many, already have been ordained, who ought not to hold official stations in the church, because they dishonor themselves and the church, and bring persecution swiftly upon us, in consequence of their zeal without knowledge. I requested the quorums to take some measures to regulate the same. I proposed some resolutions, and remarked [p. 703]
of these two quorums were very interesting. A number of letters of February 7 commendation were presented and read, a vote called and all received into the church in . Bread was broken and blessed and while it was passing, commenced speaking from Acts 2d and continued about 15 minutes. His reasonings were good. The wine was then blessed and passed, after which meeting dismissed. At evening met with the presidency in the loft of the , in company with the presidency of the seventy, to choose other seventy also. Blessed one of the Zion Brethren, dismissed, and retired.
8 February 1836 • Monday
8 Monday 8th attended school at the usual hour. In the P.M. lectured in the upper room of the , with some of the brethren. At evening visited in company with Presidents and . He converses freely is an interesting man. , my Scribe, received my journal again. His health is so much improved, that he thinks he will be able, with the blessing of God, to perform this duty
9 February 1836 • Tuesday
9 Tuesday 9th. spent the day in studying the Hebrew Language. Fine weather, and Sleighing. evening at home.—
10 February 1836 • Wednesday
10 Wednesday 10th. at 10 o clock met at the school room to read Hebrew. P.M. read in the upper room of the . At 4. o’clock called at the school room in the to make some arrangements concerning the classes. On my return I was informed that Bro had cut himself. I immediately repaired to his house and found him badly wounded in his left arm, he had fallen on his ax, which caused a wound about four or five inches in length. sewed it up and dressed it, and I feel to thank God that it is no worse. And I ask my heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ to heal my brother [HC 2:393] , and bless ’s family one and all with peace and plenty, and eternal life.
11 February 1836 • Thursday
11 Thursday 11. attended school and read Hebrew with the morning class. Spent the afternoon in reading, and exhibiting the Egyptian Records to those who called to see me, and heavens blessings have attended me.
12 February 1836 • Friday
12. Friday 12th. spent the day in reading Hebrew, and attending to the duties of my family, and the duties of the church. I met Council on Ordinations in company with the several quorums, in the School room in the , at evening, to take into consideration the subject of ordinations. I made some remarks upon the subject of our meeting, which were as follows; That many are desiring to be ordained to the ministry, who are not called consequently the Lord is displeased. Secondly many, already have been ordained, who ought not to hold official stations in the church, because they dishonor themselves and the church, and bring persecution swiftly upon us, in consequence of their zeal without knowledge. I requested the quorums to take some measures to regulate the same. I proposed some resolutions, and remarked [p. 703]
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