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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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preached in the forenoon, Elder in the  <October 25> afternoon; after which, Elder joined brother  and sister in Matrimony; and I blessed them  with long life and prosperity in the name of Jesus Christ. At  evening I attended prayer-meeting, opened it, and exhorted the  brethren and sisters about one hour. The Lord poured out his  Spirit and some glorious things were spoken in the gift of tongues  and interpreted, concerning the redemption of Zion.
26 October 1835 • Monday
<26  To Court    Fined $20.> Monday 26th. Went to to attend the County Court in   company with Broths , and . was called in question before this court for not doing mil itary duty, and was fined because we had not our conference  Minutes with us for testimony to prove that was  clerk of the conference: This testimony we should have carried with  us had it not been for the neglect of our counsel or Lawyer, who  did not put us in possession of this information: this we felt was  a want of fidelity to his client, and we consider it a base insult  practiced upon us on account of our faith, that the ungodly  might have unlawful power over us, and trample us under their  unhallowed feet; and in consequence of this neglect, a fine was  imposed on of twenty dollars, including costs, for  which he was obliged to sell his cow, to defray the expenses, of  the same, and I say in the name of Jesus Christ, that the money  which they have thus unjustly taken, shall be a testimony against  them, and canker, and eat their flesh as fire.
27 October 1835 • Tuesday
<27.> Tuesday 27th. In the morning I was called to visit at Brother ’s. was confined, and in a dangerous situation. went to after . I went out into  the field and bowed before the Lord, and called upon him  in mighty prayer, in her behalf; and the word of the Lord  came unto me, saying, My Servant shall come  and shall have wisdom given him, to deal prudently, and  my handmaid shall be delivered of a living child and be  spared. The <> came in about one hour afterwards, and in  the course of two hours she was delivered, and thus what  God had manifested to me was fulfilled every whit, This  evening I preached in the school house to a crowded con gregation.
28 October 1835 • Wednesday
<28.> Wednesday 28.th at home attending to my family concerns.
29 October 1835 • Thursday
<29.   Scribe> Thursday 29.th Brother commenced writing for  me at fifteen dollars per month, I paid him sixteen dollars  in advance out of the committee store. and visited us. While we set writing, passed  our window, just returned from the east. I was called to  <Council on > appear before the High council, which was then Sitting, to  give my testimony in an action brought by Brother , against Brother , for whipping his  daughter unreasonably. My testimony was in ’s  favor, from conversation with the Parents and the Girl, at their [p. 630]
preached in the forenoon, Elder in the October 25 afternoon; after which, Elder joined brother and sister in Matrimony; and I blessed them with long life and prosperity in the name of Jesus Christ. At evening I attended prayer-meeting, opened it, and exhorted the brethren and sisters about one hour. The Lord poured out his Spirit and some glorious things were spoken in the gift of tongues and interpreted, concerning the redemption of Zion.
26 October 1835 • Monday
26 To Court Fined $20. Monday 26th. Went to to attend the County Court in company with Broths , and . was called in question before this court for not doing military duty, and was fined because we had not our conference Minutes with us for testimony to prove that was clerk of the conference: This testimony we should have carried with us had it not been for the neglect of our counsel or Lawyer, who did not put us in possession of this information: this we felt was a want of fidelity to his client, and we consider it a base insult practiced upon us on account of our faith, that the ungodly might have unlawful power over us, and trample us under their unhallowed feet; and in consequence of this neglect, a fine was imposed on of twenty dollars, including costs, for which he was obliged to sell his cow, to defray the expenses, of the same, and I say in the name of Jesus Christ, that the money which they have thus unjustly taken, shall be a testimony against them, and canker, and eat their flesh as fire.
27 October 1835 • Tuesday
27. Tuesday 27th. In the morning I was called to visit at Brother ’s. was confined, and in a dangerous situation. went to after . I went out into the field and bowed before the Lord, and called upon him in mighty prayer, in her behalf; and the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, My Servant shall come and shall have wisdom given him, to deal prudently, and my handmaid shall be delivered of a living child and be spared. The came in about one hour afterwards, and in the course of two hours she was delivered, and thus what God had manifested to me was fulfilled every whit, This evening I preached in the school house to a crowded congregation.
28 October 1835 • Wednesday
28. Wednesday 28.th at home attending to my family concerns.
29 October 1835 • Thursday
29. Scribe Thursday 29.th Brother commenced writing for me at fifteen dollars per month, I paid him sixteen dollars in advance out of the committee store. and visited us. While we set writing, passed our window, just returned from the east. I was called to Council on appear before the High council, which was then Sitting, to give my testimony in an action brought by Brother , against Brother , for whipping his daughter unreasonably. My testimony was in ’s favor, from conversation with the Parents and the Girl, at their [p. 630]
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