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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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by against elder for “making expressions  <October 3.  Trial of &  .> calculated to injure the cause we have espoused, and manifesting a  strong dissatisfaction against the teachings of the presidency;” also  against for “speaking unadviseably against and other elders.” In the case of , the accuser and  defendant agreed the matter should be talked over, by which all difference  of feeling was allayed, confessed, and was acquitted. acknowledged that he spoke unadviscedly against , and was forgiven. In the afternoon I waited on most  <visit of the twelve.> of the twelve at my house, and exhibited to them the ancient  Records, and gave explanations. This day passed off with the blessing  of the Lord.
4 October 1835 • Sunday
<Sunday 4.  visit to .> I started, early in the morning, with brother , to hold a meet ing in . When about a mile from home, we discovered two deer  playing in the field, which diverted our minds by giving an impetus  to our thoughts, upon the subject of the creation of God. We conver sed on many topics. The <day> passed off very agreeably, and the Lord  blessed our souls. When we arrived at we were disappointed  of a meeting, through mis-arrangements; but conversed freely with  s relatives which allayed much prejudice. May the  Lord have mercy on their Souls.
5 October 1835 • Monday
<Monday. 5.  Returned Home.  Council of the  Twelve.—  Instructions,  to the Council.> Monday I returned home being much fatigued from riding in the  rain. Spent the remainder of the day in reading meditation &c.  and in the evening attended a High council of the Twelve Apostles,  had a glorious time, and gave them much instruction concerning  their duty duties from for time to come: told them that it was the will of God  they should take their families to next season Also,  this fall, to attend the Solemn Assembly of the first elders for  the organization of the school of the prophets; and attend to  to the ordinance of the washing of feet; and to prepare their hearts  in all humility for an endowment with power from on high;  to which they all agread with one accord, and seemed to be  greatly rejoiced. May God spare the lives of the Twelve,  with one accord, to a good old age, for Christ the Redeemer’s  sake, Amen.
6 October 1835 • Tuesday
<Tuesday 6.  Elder Stevens  Loaned $600.> Tuesday, 6th. at home. Elder Stevens came to my house, and <loaned> and Co— six hundred dollars, which greatly releived us  out of our present difficulties: May God bless and preserve  his soul forever. Afternoon, called to visit my father, who was  very sick with a fever: some better towards evening: spent the  rest of the day in reading and meditation.
7 October 1835 • Wednesday
<Wednesday 7.> Wednesday 7th. went to visit , found him very low;  administered some mild herbs agreeable to the commandment.  May God grant to restore him immediately to health, for Christ  the Redeemer’s sake. Amen. and brother started by land, in the stage, for N. York, to pur chase goods to replenish the Committee’ Store. May God grant, in  the name of Jesus, that their lives may be spared, and they have [p. 627]
by against elder for “making expressions October 3. Trial of & . calculated to injure the cause we have espoused, and manifesting a strong dissatisfaction against the teachings of the presidency;” also against for “speaking unadviseably against and other elders.” In the case of , the accuser and defendant agreed the matter should be talked over, by which all difference of feeling was allayed, confessed, and was acquitted. acknowledged that he spoke unadviscedly against , and was forgiven. In the afternoon I waited on most visit of the twelve. of the twelve at my house, and exhibited to them the ancient Records, and gave explanations. This day passed off with the blessing of the Lord.
4 October 1835 • Sunday
Sunday 4. visit to . I started, early in the morning, with brother , to hold a meeting in . When about a mile from home, we discovered two deer playing in the field, which diverted our minds by giving an impetus to our thoughts, upon the subject of the creation of God. We conversed on many topics. The day passed off very agreeably, and the Lord blessed our souls. When we arrived at we were disappointed of a meeting, through mis-arrangements; but conversed freely with s relatives which allayed much prejudice. May the Lord have mercy on their Souls.
5 October 1835 • Monday
Monday. 5. Returned Home. Council of the Twelve.— Instructions, to the Council. Monday I returned home being much fatigued from riding in the rain. Spent the remainder of the day in reading meditation &c. and in the evening attended a council of the Twelve Apostles, had a glorious time, and gave them much instruction concerning their duties for time to come: told them that it was the will of God they should take their families to next season Also, this fall, to attend the Solemn Assembly of the first elders for the organization of the school of the prophets; and attend to to the ordinance of the washing of feet; and to prepare their hearts in all humility for an endowment with power from on high; to which they all agread with one accord, and seemed to be greatly rejoiced. May God spare the lives of the Twelve, with one accord, to a good old age, for Christ the Redeemer’s sake, Amen.
6 October 1835 • Tuesday
Tuesday 6. Elder Stevens Loaned $600. Tuesday, 6th. at home. Elder Stevens came to my house, and loaned and Co— six hundred dollars, which greatly releived us out of our present difficulties: May God bless and preserve his soul forever. Afternoon, called to visit my father, who was very sick with a fever: some better towards evening: spent the rest of the day in reading and meditation.
7 October 1835 • Wednesday
Wednesday 7. Wednesday 7th. went to visit , found him very low; administered some mild herbs agreeable to the commandment. May God grant to restore him immediately to health, for Christ the Redeemer’s sake. Amen. and brother started by land, in the stage, for N. York, to purchase goods to replenish the Committee’ Store. May God grant, in the name of Jesus, that their lives may be spared, and they have [p. 627]
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