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

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<February 22.> closed by singing and prayer, which is customary at the com mencement, and close of all councils, and meetings of the church  of Latter Day Saints although not always mentioned in this Record.
23 February 1836 • Tuesday
<23> Tuesday 23d Read and translated Hebrew. This afternoon the sisters  met again at the to work on the veil; towards the close  of the day I met with the presidency and many of the brethren  in the . I made some remarks from the pulpit  upon the rise and progress of the church of Christ of Latter  Day Saints, and pronounced a blessing upon the sisters, for  their liberality in giving their services so cheerfully. to make the  veil for the ; also upon the congregation and dismissed.
24 February 1836 • Wednesday
<24> Wednesday 24th. attended to my studies as usual. At evening  <Council of Quorums  of Ordination &c> met the quorums in at the school room in the , to take into  consideration the propriety or impropriety of ordaining a large  number of individuals who wish to be ordained to official  stations in the church; each individuals name was presented  and the voice of the assembly called: and  Charles Wightman, David Cluff, , Reuben Barton  ,— and were received; and nineteen  were rejected. Their ordinations deferred until another time.
Presidents , , and were nom inated and Seconded to draft rules and Regulations concern ing Licences, vote of the assembly passed unanimously.
<  chosen Clerk.> chosen by nomination to officiate as clerk  to record licences, and receive pay for his services, accordingly.  Also voted that the Twelve and Seventy see that the calls  for preaching in the regions round about , be at tended to, and filled by judicious elders of this church.
25 February 1836 • Thursday
<25.> Thursday 25th. attended to my studies as usual and made  some proficiency. In the afternoon I was called upon by to go and see his wife who was very sick. I did so,  in company with my scribe. We prayed for her and anoin ted her in the name of the Lord, and she began to recover  from that very hour. Returned home and spent the evening.
26 February 1836 • Friday
<26> Friday 26th., read Hebrew with the first class in the morning.  Spent the P.M. in the . Settled some misun derstanding between Brother and .
27 February 1836 • Saturday
<27> Saturday morning 27th. cold and fine sleighing. I prepared my  horse and sleigh for to ride to and visit his  family, to return on monday next. attended with my class at the  , both in the forenoon and afternoon and lec tured and translated Hebrew.
28 February 1836 • Sunday
<Sunday 28  2 scotch Gentlemen> Sunday 28th. This morning two Gentlemen, late from Scotland called  to see me, to make enquiry about the work of the Lord in these last days.  They treated me with respect, and the interview was pleasing to me, and  I presume interesting to them. They attended our meeting with me  and expressed a satisfaction at in what they heard. They spoke of  Irvin the oriental reformer and his prophecies. After meeting [p. 707]
February 22. closed by singing and prayer, which is customary at the commencement, and close of all councils, and meetings of the church of Latter Day Saints although not always mentioned in this Record.
23 February 1836 • Tuesday
23 Tuesday 23d Read and translated Hebrew. This afternoon the sisters met again at the to work on the veil; towards the close of the day I met with the presidency and many of the brethren in the . I made some remarks from the pulpit upon the rise and progress of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, and pronounced a blessing upon the sisters, for their liberality in giving their services so cheerfully. to make the veil for the ; also upon the congregation and dismissed.
24 February 1836 • Wednesday
24 Wednesday 24th. attended to my studies as usual. At evening Council of Quorums of Ordination &c met the quorums at the school room in the , to take into consideration the propriety or impropriety of ordaining a large number of individuals who wish to be ordained to official stations in the church; each individuals name was presented and the voice of the assembly called: and Charles Wightman, David Cluff, , Reuben Barton ,— and were received; and nineteen were rejected. Their ordinations deferred until another time.
Presidents , , and were nominated and Seconded to draft rules and Regulations concerning Licences, vote of the assembly passed unanimously.
chosen Clerk. chosen by nomination to officiate as clerk to record licences, and receive pay for his services, accordingly. Also voted that the Twelve and Seventy see that the calls for preaching in the regions round about , be attended to, and filled by judicious elders of this church.
25 February 1836 • Thursday
25. Thursday 25th. attended to my studies as usual and made some proficiency. In the afternoon I was called upon by to go and see his wife who was very sick. I did so, in company with my scribe. We prayed for her and anointed her in the name of the Lord, and she began to recover from that very hour. Returned home and spent the evening.
26 February 1836 • Friday
26 Friday 26th., read Hebrew with the first class in the morning. Spent the P.M. in the . Settled some misunderstanding between Brother and .
27 February 1836 • Saturday
27 Saturday morning 27th. cold and fine sleighing. I prepared my horse and sleigh for to ride to and visit his family, to return on monday next. attended with my class at the , both in the forenoon and afternoon and lectured and translated Hebrew.
28 February 1836 • Sunday
Sunday 28 2 scotch Gentlemen Sunday 28th. This morning two Gentlemen, late from Scotland called to see me, to make enquiry about the work of the Lord in these last days. They treated me with respect, and the interview was pleasing to me, and I presume interesting to them. They attended our meeting with me and expressed a satisfaction in what they heard. They spoke of Irvin the oriental reformer and his prophecies. After meeting [p. 707]
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