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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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house in I was satisfied that the girl was in the fault  <October 29.> and that the neighbors were trying to create a difficulty. Returned  to our writing room; went to after my large journal,  made some observations to my scribe concerning the plan of the  city which is to be built up hereafter on this ground consecrated  for a stake of Zion. While at the s, Bishop  came in, in company with : I was much rejoiced  to see him. we examined the mummies; returned home and  my commenced writing in my Journal a history of my  life, concluding ’s second letter to ,  which had begun. and ,  with his father and mother called to visit us; his parents having  lately arrived here from the east, called to make enquiry concerning  the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. and  some others came in. I then set down and related to them the  history of the coming forth of the Book, the administration of the an gel to me, the rudiments of the gospel of christ, &c. They appeared well  <To the council.> satisfied. <and I expect to baptize them in a few days,— though they have made no request of their kind.> Went to the council. The Presidency arose and adjourned.  On my return, observed that long debates were bad.  I replied that it was generally the case that too much alterca tion was indulged in, on both sides, and their debates pro tracted to an unprofitable length. We were called to supper.  While seated at table, we indulged in a free interchange of thought,  <Supper Conversation.> and observed to that the thought  had just occurred to his mind, that perhaps in about one year  from this time, they might be seated together around a table on  the land of Zion. observed that she hoped it might be the  case, that not only they. but the rest of the company present  might be seated around her table, on that land of promise. The  same sentiment was reciprocated from the company around the  table, and my heart responded, Amen: God grant it, I ask in  the name of Jesus Christ. After supper I went to the high council  in company with , and some others that belonged to my  house-hold. I was solicited to take a seat with the Presidency, and  <Presiding in council> preside on a trial of <> Sister Elliot. I did so. was  called as testimony and began to relate circumstances that  had been brought before the church and settled. I objected against  such testimony. The Complainant, Brother , arose  < accusing> and accused me of invalidating or doubting my mother’s  testimony, which I had not done, nor did I desire to do. I told  him he was out of place, and asked him to sit down. He refused.  I repeated my request. He became enraged. I finally ordered  him to set down. He said he would not unless I knocked him  down. I was agitated in my feelings on account of his  stubbornness, and was about to leave the house. but  requested me not to do so. I complied, and the house was  brought to order after much debate on the subject and we  proceeded to business. The decision of the council in case of brother [p. 631]
house in I was satisfied that the girl was in the fault October 29. and that the neighbors were trying to create a difficulty. Returned to our writing room; went to after my large journal, made some observations to my scribe concerning the plan of the city which is to be built up hereafter on this ground consecrated for a stake of Zion. While at the s, Bishop came in, in company with : I was much rejoiced to see him. we examined the mummies; returned home and my commenced writing in my Journal a history of my life, concluding ’s second letter to , which had begun. and , with his father and mother called to visit us; his parents having lately arrived here from the east, called to make enquiry concerning the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. and some others came in. I then set down and related to them the history of the coming forth of the Book, the administration of the angel to me, the rudiments of the gospel of christ, &c. They appeared well To the council. satisfied. and I expect to baptize them in a few days,— though they have made no request of the kind. Went to the council. The Presidency arose and adjourned. On my return, observed that long debates were bad. I replied that it was generally the case that too much altercation was indulged in, on both sides, and their debates protracted to an unprofitable length. We were called to supper. While seated at table, we indulged in a free interchange of thought, Supper Conversation. and observed to that the thought had just occurred to his mind, that perhaps in about one year from this time, they might be seated together around a table on the land of Zion. observed that she hoped it might be the case, that not only they. but the rest of the company present might be seated around her table, on that land of promise. The same sentiment was reciprocated from the company around the table, and my heart responded, Amen: God grant it, I ask in the name of Jesus Christ. After supper I went to the high council in company with , and some others that belonged to my house-hold. I was solicited to take a seat with the Presidency, and Presiding in council preside on a trial of Sister Elliot. I did so. was called as testimony and began to relate circumstances that had been brought before the church and settled. I objected against such testimony. The Complainant, Brother , arose accusing and accused me of invalidating or doubting my mother’s testimony, which I had not done, nor did I desire to do. I told him he was out of place, and asked him to sit down. He refused. I repeated my request. He became enraged. I finally ordered him to set down. He said he would not unless I knocked him down. I was agitated in my feelings on account of his stubbornness, and was about to leave the house. but requested me not to do so. I complied, and the house was brought to order after much debate on the subject and we proceeded to business. The decision of the council in case of brother [p. 631]
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