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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the charge of the Twelve, and retired about 9 o’clock in the  <March 30.  Twelve &c. all  night in the .> evening. The brethren continued exhorting, prophecying, and  speaking in tongues, until five o’clock in the morning.  The Savior made his appearance to some, while angels  ministered unto others, and it was a pentecost and endue ment indeed, long long to be remembered, for the sound  shall go forth from this place into all the world, and the  occurrencies of this day shall be handed down upon the  pages of sacred history to all generations; as the day  of Pentecost, so shall this day be remembered numbered; and cel ebrated as a year of Jubilee and time of rejoicing to  the saints of the Most High God.
31 March 1836 • Thursday
<31  2nd. Dedication.> Thursday Morning, 8, o’clock; This day being set apart to per form again the ceremonies of the dedication, for the ben efit of those who could not get into the on the  preceeding sabbath, I repaired to the , at 8. A.M.  in company with the presidency, and arranged our door  keepers and Stewards as on the former occasion. We then  opened the doors and a large congregation entered the  and were comfortably seated, the authorities of the church  were seated in their respective order, and the services of the  day were commenced, prosecuted, and terminated in the  same manner as at the former dedication, and the Spirit  of God rested upon the Congregation, and great solemnity  prevailed. Weather warm. Pigeons flying.
1 April 1836 • Friday
<April 1> Friday April 1st. 1836, at home most of the day. Many  brethren called to see me, some on temporal, and some  on spiritual business. Among the number was , who testified against me in a suit I brought against   for threatening my life. He confessed that  he bore a false testimony against me, in that suit, but ver ily thought at the time that he was right, but on calling to  mind all the circumstances connected with the things  that transpired at that time, he was convinced that he  was wrong, and humbly confessed it and asked my for giveness, which was readily granted. He also wished  to be received into the church again by baptism and  was received according to his desire, He gave me his confession  in writing
2 April 1836 • Saturday
<2.> Saturday 2d. Transacted business of a temporal nature, in  the upper room in the , in company with , , , and  , which was to have a bearing upon the temporal <redemption>  of Zion. After mature deliberation the council decided that and myself should act as a board or committee to  raise all the money we can could in righteousness for a season, to  send by, or to, certain wise men appointed to purchase land  in Zion, in obedience to a revelation or commandment of the [p. 726]
the charge of the Twelve, and retired about 9 o’clock in the March 30. Twelve &c. all night in the . evening. The brethren continued exhorting, prophecying, and speaking in tongues, until five o’clock in the morning. The Savior made his appearance to some, while angels ministered unto others, and it was a pentecost and enduement indeed, long long to be remembered, for the sound shall go forth from this place into all the world, and the occurrencies of this day shall be handed down upon the pages of sacred history to all generations; as the day of Pentecost, so shall this day be numbered; and celebrated as a year of Jubilee and time of rejoicing to the saints of the Most High God.
31 March 1836 • Thursday
31 2nd. Dedication. Thursday Morning, 8, o’clock; This day being set apart to perform again the ceremonies of the dedication, for the benefit of those who could not get into the on the preceeding sabbath, I repaired to the , at 8. A.M. in company with the presidency, and arranged our door keepers and Stewards as on the former occasion. We then opened the doors and a large congregation entered the and were comfortably seated, the authorities of the church were seated in their respective order, and the services of the day were commenced, prosecuted, and terminated in the same manner as at the former dedication, and the Spirit of God rested upon the Congregation, and great solemnity prevailed. Weather warm. Pigeons flying.
1 April 1836 • Friday
April 1 Friday April 1st. 1836, at home most of the day. Many brethren called to see me, some on temporal, and some on spiritual business. Among the number was , who testified against me in a suit I brought against for threatening my life. He confessed that he bore a false testimony against me, in that suit, but verily thought at the time that he was right, but on calling to mind all the circumstances connected with the things that transpired at that time, he was convinced that he was wrong, and humbly confessed it and asked my forgiveness, which was readily granted. He also wished to be received into the church again by baptism and was received according to his desire, He gave me his confession in writing
2 April 1836 • Saturday
2. Saturday 2d. Transacted business of a temporal nature, in the upper room in the , in company with , , , and , which was to have a bearing upon the redemption of Zion. After mature deliberation the council decided that and myself should act as a board or committee to raise all the money we could in righteousness for a season, to send by, or to, certain wise men appointed to purchase land in Zion, in obedience to a revelation or commandment of the [p. 726]
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