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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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January 1837
<January. Doings in the , each week> During the winter, the at was was filled to overflowing with attentive hearers, mostly communicants, and in the evening of the same the singers met under the direction of Elders L. <Luman> Carter and who gave instructions in the principles of vocal music. On Monday evenings the quorum of High Priests meets in the west room of the attic story where they transact the business of their particular quorum. On tuesday evenings the Seventies occupy the same room. On Wednesday evening the rooms are occupied by the Quorum of Elders, and on thursday P.M. a prayer meeting is held in the lower part of the house, free for all, though generally conducted by Patriarch . The Twelve, the High Council, and other quorums generally meet each week, to transact business. And during the week this the “ High school” is taught in the Attic Story, by H. M. Hawes Esqr., professor of the Greek and Latin Languages. The school numbers from 135 to 140 students, divided into three departments, the classics where the languages only are taught; the english department, where mathematics, common Arithmetic, Geography, English Grammar, writing and reading are taught; and the Juvi[HC 2:474]nile department, the last two having each an assistant instructor. The school commenced in November, and on the first wednesday in January, the several classes passed a public examination in presence of the Trustees of the school parents an[d] guardians, and their progress, in study was found of the highest order.
Owing to the multiplicity of Letters with which I was crowded from almost every quarter, I was compelled to decline all not post paid and gave notice of the same in the Messenger.
The Brethren in were very busy in gathering into Far entering Land, building houses, and preparing to put in crops in the spring.
1 February 1837 • Wednesday
<February.> On the First of February 1837, The firm of O. Cowdery and Co. was dissolved by mutual consent, and the entire establishment was transferred to Joseph Smith Jun. and ; and acted as their agent in the , and book bindery, and Editor of the Messenger & Advocate.
3 March 1837 • Friday
<March 3.> During the quarter ending March 3d. 32 Elders: 7 Priests; 3 Teachers, and 2 Deacon’s Licences were Recorded in the Licence Records in by .
3–6 April 1837 • Monday–Thursday
<April 3 6.> A short notice only was given that a solemn Assembly would be called of the official members of the church on the 6th of April, for the purpose of washing, anointing, washing of feet, receiving instruction and the further organization of the ministry. Meetings were held by the different quorums on Monday the 3d. Tuesday the 4th. and Wednesday the 5th. to anoint such of their respective members as had not been washed and anointed, that all might be prepared for the Meeting on the Sixth.
At an early hour on thursday the Sixth, the official members assembled in the , [HC 2:475] where the time for the first two or three hours was spent by the different quorums in washing of feet, singing, praying, and preparing to receive instruction from the Presidency.
The Presidents, together with the Seventies and their Presidents, repaired to the west room in the Attic story, where for want of time the preceding evening, it became necessary to seal the anointing of those who had recently been anointed and not sealed. Another subject of vital importance [p. 755]
January 1837
January. Doings in the , each week During the winter, the at was filled to overflowing with attentive hearers, mostly communicants, and in the evening of the same the singers met under the direction of Elders Luman Carter and who gave instructions in the principles of vocal music. On Monday evenings the quorum of High Priests meets in the west room of the attic story where they transact the business of their particular quorum. On tuesday evenings the Seventies occupy the same room. On Wednesday evening the rooms are occupied by the Quorum of Elders, and on thursday P.M. a prayer meeting is held in the lower part of the house, free for all, though generally conducted by Patriarch . The Twelve, the High Council, and other quorums generally meet each week, to transact business. And during the week the “ High school” is taught in the Attic Story, by H. M. Hawes Esqr., professor of the Greek and Latin Languages. The school numbers from 135 to 140 students, divided into three departments, the classics where the languages only are taught; the english department, where mathematics, common Arithmetic, Geography, English Grammar, writing and reading are taught; and the Juvi[HC 2:474]nile department, the last two having each an assistant instructor. The school commenced in November, and on the first wednesday in January, the several classes passed a public examination in presence of the Trustees of the school parents and guardians, and their progress, in study was found of the highest order.
Owing to the multiplicity of Letters with which I was crowded from almost every quarter, I was compelled to decline all not post paid and gave notice of the same in the Messenger.
The Brethren in were very busy in gathering into entering Land, building houses, and preparing to put in crops in the spring.
1 February 1837 • Wednesday
February. On the First of February 1837, The firm of O. Cowdery and Co. was dissolved by mutual consent, and the entire establishment was transferred to Joseph Smith Jun. and ; and acted as their agent in the , and book bindery, and Editor of the Messenger & Advocate.
3 March 1837 • Friday
March 3. During the quarter ending March 3d. 32 Elders: 7 Priests; 3 Teachers, and 2 Deacon’s Licences were Recorded in the Licence Records in by .
3–6 April 1837 • Monday–Thursday
April 6. A short notice only was given that a solemn Assembly would be called of the official members of the church on the 6th of April, for the purpose of washing, anointing, washing of feet, receiving instruction and the further organization of the ministry. Meetings were held by the different quorums on Monday the 3d. Tuesday the 4th. and Wednesday the 5th. to anoint such of their respective members as had not been washed and anointed, that all might be prepared for the Meeting on the Sixth.
At an early hour on thursday the Sixth, the official members assembled in the , [HC 2:475] where the time for the first two or three hours was spent by the different quorums in washing of feet, singing, praying, and preparing to receive instruction from the Presidency.
The Presidents, together with the Seventies and their Presidents, repaired to the west room in the Attic story, where for want of time the preceding evening, it became necessary to seal the anointing of those who had recently been anointed and not sealed. Another subject of vital importance [p. 755]
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