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

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<February 28.> I returned home and spent the afterpart of the day and evening  in reading and translating the Hebrew.

29 February 1836 • Monday

<29> Spent the day in studying as usual. A man called to see the   in company with another gentleman, on en tering the door they were politely invited by the gentleman  who had charge of the , to take off their hats, one of  them complied with the request unhesitatingly, while the other  observed that he would not take off his hat nor bow to “Jo  Smith” but that he had made Jo bow to him at a certain time.  He was immediately informed by , the Keeper of  the , that his first business was to leave; for when a man  imposed upon me, he was imposed upon himself; The  man manifested much anger, but left the . For this  independence and resolution of , I respect him,  and for the love he manifested toward me. And may Is rael’s God bless him, and give him an ascendency over  all his enemies. This afternoon returned  from , and brought a few more Bibles. and one  Grammar of his 2d. Edition. Weather warm, & sleighing failing fast.

1 March 1836 • Tuesday

<March 1.> Tuesday March 1st. 1836. Attended school in the forenoon  In the P.M. at the , and read and translated  with my class until 4 o’clock. Returned home and attended  to my domestic concerns. We have yet fine sleighing, which  is uncommon in this country at this season of the year.

2 March 1836 • Wednesday

<2> Wednesday 2d. Pursued my studies as usual. At 7 o’clock  in the evening the first class met agreeably to the request  of , at elder ’s to spend one hour in  translating. Returned at 8 o’clock.

3 March 1836 • Thursday

<3> Thursday the 3d. Attended to my studies in the Hebrew.  Some misunderstanding took place between  and some of the schollars respecting the sale of some Bibles.  His feelings were much hurt aparently, he made some remarks  concerning it to each class. At noon he called on the school com mittee with his feelings much depressed. We gave him all  the satisfaction we could in righteousness, and his feelings were  <Council of the  several quorums  on Licences> measurably allayed. This evening the several quorums met  agreeably to adjournment, and were organized according to their  official standing in the church. I then arose and made some  remarks on the object of our meeting as follows. 1st.— do to receive  or reject certain resolutions that were drafted by a committee  chosen for that purpose, at a preceeding meeting respecting licences  for elders and other official members. 2d., To sanction by the  united voice of the quorums. certain resolutions respecting ord aining members that had passed through each quorum separately  without any alteration or amendment excepting in the Quorum  of the Twelve. After singing and prayer. President ,  chairman of the Committee appointed on the 24th. ultimo. to draft re solutions respecting licences, arose, and made report in behalf of the [p. 708]
February 28. I returned home and spent the afterpart of the day and evening in reading and translating the Hebrew.

29 February 1836 • Monday

29 Spent the day in studying as usual. A man called to see the in company with another gentleman, on entering the door they were politely invited by the gentleman who had charge of the , to take off their hats, one of them complied with the request unhesitatingly, while the other observed that he would not take off his hat nor bow to “Jo Smith” but that he had made Jo bow to him at a certain time. He was immediately informed by , the Keeper of the , that his first business was to leave; for when a man imposed upon me, he was imposed upon himself; The man manifested much anger, but left the . For this independence and resolution of , I respect him, and for the love he manifested toward me. And may Israel’s God bless him, and give him an ascendency over all his enemies. This afternoon returned from , and brought a few more Bibles. and one Grammar of his 2d. Edition. Weather warm, & sleighing failing fast.

1 March 1836 • Tuesday

March 1. Tuesday March 1st. 1836. Attended school in the forenoon In the P.M. at the , and read and translated with my class until 4 o’clock. Returned home and attended to my domestic concerns. We have yet fine sleighing, which is uncommon in this country at this season of the year.

2 March 1836 • Wednesday

2 Wednesday 2d. Pursued my studies as usual. At 7 o’clock in the evening the first class met agreeably to the request of , at elder ’s to spend one hour in translating. Returned at 8 o’clock.

3 March 1836 • Thursday

3 Thursday the 3d. Attended to my studies in the Hebrew. Some misunderstanding took place between and some of the schollars respecting the sale of some Bibles. His feelings were much hurt aparently, he made some remarks concerning it to each class. At noon he called on the school committee with his feelings much depressed. We gave him all the satisfaction we could in righteousness, and his feelings were Council of the several quorums on Licences measurably allayed. This evening the several quorums met agreeably to adjournment, and were organized according to their official standing in the church. I then arose and made some remarks on the object of our meeting as follows. 1st.— to receive or reject certain resolutions that were drafted by a committee chosen for that purpose, at a preceeding meeting respecting licences for elders and other official members. 2d., To sanction by the united voice of the quorums. certain resolutions respecting ordaining members that had passed through each quorum separately without any alteration or amendment excepting in the Quorum of the Twelve. After singing and prayer. President , chairman of the Committee appointed on the 24th. ultimo. to draft resolutions respecting licences, arose, and made report in behalf of the [p. 708]
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