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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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15 February 1836 • Monday

<February 15.> Monday 15th. Attended School at the usual hours. Spent the  afternoon in reading Hebrew, and in receiveing and waiting  on visitors. On this day we commenced translating the Hebrew  Language, under the instruction of , and he  acknowledged that we were the most forward of any class  he ever instructed the same length of time.

16 February 1836 • Tuesday

<16> Tuesday 16th. Attended School at the usual hour, resumed our  translating, and made rapid progress. Many called to see  the , and Egyptian Manuscripts, and to visit  me. Extremely cold weather and fine sleighing.

17 February 1836 • Wednesday

<17> Wednesday 17th. attended the school and read and translated  with my class, as usual; and my soul delights in reading  the word of the Lord, in the original; and I am determined  to pursue the study of the Languages, until I shall become  master of them, if I am permitted to live long enough; at  any rate so long as I do live, I am determined to make this  my object, and with the blessing of God, I shall succeed  to my satisfaction; called to make some arrange ments about the Egyptian mummies, and Records. He pro poses, to hire a room at ’s , and exhibit  them there from day to day, at certain hours, that some benefit  may be derived from them. I complied with his request, and  only observed that they must be managed with prudence,  and care especially the manuscripts.
“The High Council of met in the ,  at 6 o clock P.M. to discuss the subject of ordination as laid  before the council on the 12th instant, and also the proposed  amendment of the Twelve Apostles, of the 13th. After the  discussing the resolutions drawn by President Smith, voted  unanimously that they should remain entire, and the  proposed amendment of the Twelve apostles be regected.
Clerk”

18 February 1836 • Thursday

<18> Thursday 18th spent the day as usual in attending to  my family concerns. receiving and waiting upon those  who called for instruction, and attending to my studies
“The High Council of Zion met in the upper room of the at 7 o clock P.M. to discuss the subject of ordina tion as laid before them in the council of the 12th instant  and also the amendment of the Twelve apostles, after  discussing the resolution drawn up by the president,  voted unanimously that they should remain, and  that we perfectly acquiesce in said resolutions without  any alteration or amendment.
Clerk.”

19 February 1836 • Friday

<19.> Friday 19th. attended with the morning class and  translated. handed me the names of a  few, whom he had selected from the first class, and reques ted us to meet together this afternoon, and lecture which  we did in the upper room of the . [p. 705]

15 February 1836 • Monday

February 15. Monday 15th. Attended School at the usual hours. Spent the afternoon in reading Hebrew, and in receiveing and waiting on visitors. On this day we commenced translating the Hebrew Language, under the instruction of , and he acknowledged that we were the most forward of any class he ever instructed the same length of time.

16 February 1836 • Tuesday

16 Tuesday 16th. Attended School at the usual hour, resumed our translating, and made rapid progress. Many called to see the , and Egyptian Manuscripts, and to visit me. Extremely cold weather and fine sleighing.

17 February 1836 • Wednesday

17 Wednesday 17th. attended the school and read and translated with my class, as usual; and my soul delights in reading the word of the Lord, in the original; and I am determined to pursue the study of the Languages, until I shall become master of them, if I am permitted to live long enough; at any rate so long as I do live, I am determined to make this my object, and with the blessing of God, I shall succeed to my satisfaction; called to make some arrangements about the Egyptian mummies, and Records. He proposes, to hire a room at ’s , and exhibit them there from day to day, at certain hours, that some benefit may be derived from them. I complied with his request, and only observed that they must be managed with prudence, and care especially the manuscripts.
“The High Council of met in the , at 6 o clock P.M. to discuss the subject of ordination as laid before the council on the 12th instant, and also the proposed amendment of the Twelve Apostles, of the 13th. After discussing the resolutions drawn by President Smith, voted unanimously that they should remain entire, and the proposed amendment of the Twelve apostles be regected.
Clerk”

18 February 1836 • Thursday

18 Thursday 18th spent the day as usual in attending to my family concerns. receiving and waiting upon those who called for instruction, and attending to my studies
“The High Council of Zion met in the upper room of the at 7 o clock P.M. to discuss the subject of ordination as laid before them in the council of the 12th instant and also the amendment of the Twelve apostles, after discussing the resolution drawn up by the president, voted unanimously that they should remain, and that we perfectly acquiesce in said resolutions without any alteration or amendment.
Clerk.”

19 February 1836 • Friday

19. Friday 19th. attended with the morning class and translated. handed me the names of a few, whom he had selected from the first class, and requested us to meet together this afternoon, and lecture which we did in the upper room of the . [p. 705]
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