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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of his Spirit and we were made to rejoice in his goodness.
21 March 1836 • Monday
<March 21> Monday 21st. at school in the morning. After school went to the and prepared a number of elders Licences to send by to the Court, of , in order to obtain licences to marry, as the court in will not grant us this privilege. Ten persons were baptized in this place.
22 March 1836 • Tuesday
<22> Tuesday 22d. Read Hebrew with the morning class. Five young men were received into the church by baptism in this place to day. This is a stormy day the snow is nearly a foot deep. An uncommon storm for this season of year.
23 March 1836 • Wednesday
<23> Wednesday 23d. Attended school. A pleasant day and fine sleighing. Two were received into the church by baptism. [HC 2:408]
24 March 1836 • Thursday
<24.> Thursday 24th. Attended school as usual. In the evening met with my class, at the Printing office, and received a lecture from , upon the Hebrew Language. After we were dismissed, we called at the school room to hear the quire of Singers perform. which they did admirably. Five more were received into the church by baptism, this day.
25 March 1836 • Friday
<25> Friday 25th. Attended school with the morning class, also at 5. o’clock P.M. and received a lecture upon the Hebrew Grammar. We have pleasant weather and good sleighing.
26 March 1836 • Saturday
<26> Saturday 26th. At home attending to my domestic concerns in the morning. After breakfast met with the Presidency to make arrangements for the Solemn Assembly, which occupied the remainder of the day. [HC 2:409]
27 March 1836 • Sunday
<Sunday 27. Dedication of the in > Sunday Morning 27th. The congregation began to assemble at the at about 7. o clock, an hour earlier than the doors were to be opened. Many brethren had come in from the regions round about to witness the dedication of the , and share in his blessings, and such was the anxiety on this occasion, that some hundreds (probably five or six) assembled before the doors were opened. The presidents entered with the door-keepers and arranged them at the inner and outer doors, Also placed our Stewards to receive donations from those who should feel disposed to contribute something to defray the expences of building the . We also dedicated the pulpits and consecrated them to the Lord. The doors were then opened. , and myself seated the congregation as they came in, and according to the best calculation we could make, we received between nine and ten hundred, which were as many as could be comfortably situated. We then informed the door-keepers that we could receive no more and a multitude were deprived of the benefits of the meeting on account of the not being sufficiently capacious to receive them, and I felt to regret that any of my brethren and sisters should be deprived, [p. 713]
of his Spirit and we were made to rejoice in his goodness.
21 March 1836 • Monday
March 21 Monday 21st. at school in the morning. After school went to the and prepared a number of elders Licences to send by to the Court, of , in order to obtain licences to marry, as the court in will not grant us this privilege. Ten persons were baptized in this place.
22 March 1836 • Tuesday
22 Tuesday 22d. Read Hebrew with the morning class. Five young men were received into the church by baptism in this place to day. This is a stormy day the snow is nearly a foot deep. An uncommon storm for this season of year.
23 March 1836 • Wednesday
23 Wednesday 23d. Attended school. A pleasant day and fine sleighing. Two were received into the church by baptism. [HC 2:408]
24 March 1836 • Thursday
24. Thursday 24th. Attended school as usual. In the evening met with my class, at the Printing office, and received a lecture from , upon the Hebrew Language. After we were dismissed, we called at the school room to hear the quire of Singers perform. which they did admirably. Five more were received into the church by baptism, this day.
25 March 1836 • Friday
25 Friday 25th. Attended school with the morning class, also at 5. o’clock P.M. and received a lecture upon the Hebrew Grammar. We have pleasant weather and good sleighing.
26 March 1836 • Saturday
26 Saturday 26th. At home attending to my domestic concerns in the morning. After breakfast met with the Presidency to make arrangements for the Solemn Assembly, which occupied the remainder of the day. [HC 2:409]
27 March 1836 • Sunday
Sunday 27. Dedication of the in Sunday Morning 27th. The congregation began to assemble at the at about 7. o clock, an hour earlier than the doors were to be opened. Many brethren had come in from the regions round about to witness the dedication of the , and share in his blessings, and such was the anxiety on this occasion, that some hundreds (probably five or six) assembled before the doors were opened. The presidents entered with the door-keepers and arranged them at the inner and outer doors, Also placed our Stewards to receive donations from those who should feel disposed to contribute something to defray the expences of building the . We also dedicated the pulpits and consecrated them to the Lord. The doors were then opened. , and myself seated the congregation as they came in, and according to the best calculation we could make, we received between nine and ten hundred, which were as many as could be comfortably situated. We then informed the door-keepers that we could receive no more and a multitude were deprived of the benefits of the meeting on account of the not being sufficiently capacious to receive them, and I felt to regret that any of my brethren and sisters should be deprived, [p. 713]
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