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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Society of my family, around the social fireside.
7 March 1836 • Monday
<March 7.> Monday 7th. Spent the day in attending to my studies. At evening met with my class at Room, and translated the 17th. chapter of Genesis. After the class was dismissed, I was requested to tarry with the rest of the committee to make some arrangements about paying for his instruction, and to engage him for another quarter. We did not arrive at any thing definite upon this point, however has agreed to teach us three weeks longer, after having a vacation of two weeks, at the expiration of this course, and perhaps a quarter.
8 March 1836 • Tuesday
<8> Tuesday 8th. Attended school and translated most of the 22d chapter of Genesis After my class was dismissed, retired to the , and translated 10 verses of the 3d of Exodus, which with the first and second Psalms are our next lesson.
9 March 1836 • Wednesday
<9> Wednesday 9th. attended school as usual.
10 March 1836 • Thursday
<10> Thursday 10th. Attended school in the morning. P.M. read hebrew in the office. [HC 2:405] At evening went down to the ’s room to be instructed by him in the Language. On account of the Storm the Class did not meet.
11 March 1836 • Friday
<11.> Friday 11th. Met with the morning class at 9. o’clock, at 10 went into the office and made a division of our class for private studies, for our better accommodation and advancement in the language we are pursuing. Presidents , , and meet at the . Elders , and at ’s. Elders, , and on the Flats. This evening our class met a[t] Room and spent an hour in our studies. Class dismissed and retired, except the school committee, who tarried and made some arrangements with about continuing longer with us,, and bringing his family to this place. This has been a very stormy day, and the snow is still falling fast. and the prospect is fair for another run of sleighing, which is uncommon for this country at this season of the year.
12 March 1836 • Saturday
<12> Saturday 12th. Engaged a team to go to after family and goods, also a horse and carriage for himself and wife, cold weather and fine sleighing. I was informed to day that a man by the name of clark froze to death last night, near this place, who was under the influence of ardent Spirits. O, My God! how long will this monster, intemperance, find its victims on the earth? Methinks until the earth is swept with the wrath and indignation of God, and Christ’s kingdom becomes universal. O, Come, Lord Jesus, and cut short thy work in Righteousness. Elder received a letter from , bearing the painful inteligence of the death of his wife. May the Lord bless him and comfort him in this hour of affliction.— [p. 711]
Society of my family, around the social fireside.
7 March 1836 • Monday
March 7. Monday 7th. Spent the day in attending to my studies. At evening met with my class at Room, and translated the 17th. chapter of Genesis. After the class was dismissed, I was requested to tarry with the rest of the committee to make some arrangements about paying for his instruction, and to engage him for another quarter. We did not arrive at any thing definite upon this point, however has agreed to teach us three weeks longer, after having a vacation of two weeks, at the expiration of this course, and perhaps a quarter.
8 March 1836 • Tuesday
8 Tuesday 8th. Attended school and translated most of the 22d chapter of Genesis After my class was dismissed, retired to the , and translated 10 verses of the 3d of Exodus, which with the first and second Psalms are our next lesson.
9 March 1836 • Wednesday
9 Wednesday 9th. attended school as usual.
10 March 1836 • Thursday
10 Thursday 10th. Attended school in the morning. P.M. read hebrew in the office. [HC 2:405] At evening went down to the ’s room to be instructed by him in the Language. On account of the Storm the Class did not meet.
11 March 1836 • Friday
11. Friday 11th. Met with the morning class at 9. o’clock, at 10 went into the office and made a division of our class for private studies, for our better accommodation and advancement in the language we are pursuing. Presidents , , and meet at the . Elders , and at ’s. Elders, , and on the Flats. This evening our class met at Room and spent an hour in our studies. Class dismissed and retired, except the school committee, who tarried and made some arrangements with about continuing longer with us,, and bringing his family to this place. This has been a very stormy day, and the snow is still falling fast. and the prospect is fair for another run of sleighing, which is uncommon for this country at this season of the year.
12 March 1836 • Saturday
12 Saturday 12th. Engaged a team to go to after family and goods, also a horse and carriage for himself and wife, cold weather and fine sleighing. I was informed to day that a man by the name of clark froze to death last night, near this place, who was under the influence of ardent Spirits. O, My God! how long will this monster, intemperance, find its victims on the earth? Methinks until the earth is swept with the wrath and indignation of God, and Christ’s kingdom becomes universal. O, Come, Lord Jesus, and cut short thy work in Righteousness. Elder received a letter from , bearing the painful inteligence of the death of his wife. May the Lord bless him and comfort him in this hour of affliction.— [p. 711]
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