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

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  • Historical Introduction
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shall be chastened sorely for all his iniquities, he has committed against  <November 2 3.> me; nevertheless, the sin which he hath sinned against me is not  even now more grievous than the sin with which my servant  <, ,  .> , and my servant , and my servant   have sinned against me, and the residue are  not sufficiently humble before me; Behold the parable which I  spake concerning a man having twelve sons, for what man  among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and  they serve him obediently, and he saith unto one be thou clothed  in robes, and sit thou here; and to the other, be thou clothed in  rags, and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith  I am just: ye will answer, and say, no man; and ye answer  truly: Therefore, verily thus saith the Lord your God, I appointed  these Twelve that they should be equal in their ministry, and  in their portion, and in their evangelical rights, wherefore they  have sinned a very grievous sin, inasmuch as they have  made themselves unequal, and have not hearkened unto my  voice: Therefore, let them repent speedily, and prepare their  hearts for the solemn Assembly, and for the great day which  is to come: Verily thus saith the Lord; Amen.
<Elder’s School  organized.> I then went to assist in organizing the elders School: called to order  and made some remarks upon the object of this school, and  the great necessity of <our> rightly improving our time, and reigning  up our minds to a sense of the great object that lies before us,  viz. that glorious endowment that God has in store for the faith ful. I then dedicated the School in the name of the Lord Jesus  <Patriarchal Meeting> Christ. After the school was dismissed I attended a patri archal meeting at Brother ’s; ’s  parents were blessed, also his child and named .  At evening I preached in the School house to a crowded  congregation.

4 November 1835 • Wednesday

<4.> Wednesday 4th. At home in the morning. attended school  during school hours; made rapid progress in our studies; in  the evening lectured on Grammar at home. arrived,  from Zion this day.

5 November 1835 • Thursday

<5.  visited the sick.> Thursday 5th Attended school. came in from  the east. This morning I was called to visit ,  who was sick. I took my with me and we prayed for  and laid our hands on him in the name of the Lord Jesus,  < &  called to hear.> and rebuked his affliction. , and came in and desired to hear the Revelation concerning  the Twelve. my read it to them, they expressed some  little dissatisfaction, but after examining their own hearts,  they acknowledged it to be the word of the Lord, and said  <.> they were satisfied: After school came in  and desired also to hear it read. After hearing it he appeard  perfectly satisfied. In the evening I lectured on Grammar.

6 November 1835 • Friday

<6.> Friday Morning 6th at home. Attended school during school hours, [p. 635]
shall be chastened sorely for all his iniquities, he has committed against November 3. me; nevertheless, the sin which he hath sinned against me is not even now more grievous than the sin with which my servant , , . , and my servant , and my servant have sinned against me, and the residue are not sufficiently humble before me; Behold the parable which I spake concerning a man having twelve sons, for what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter to them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto one be thou clothed in robes, and sit thou here; and to the other, be thou clothed in rags, and sit thou there, and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just: ye will answer, and say, no man; and ye answer truly: Therefore, verily thus saith the Lord your God, I appointed these Twelve that they should be equal in their ministry, and in their portion, and in their evangelical rights, wherefore they have sinned a very grievous sin, inasmuch as they have made themselves unequal, and have not hearkened unto my voice: Therefore, let them repent speedily, and prepare their hearts for the solemn Assembly, and for the great day which is to come: Verily thus saith the Lord; Amen.
Elder’s School organized. I then went to assist in organizing the elders School: called to order and made some remarks upon the object of this school, and the great necessity of our rightly improving our time, and reigning up our minds to a sense of the great object that lies before us, viz. that glorious endowment that God has in store for the faithful. I then dedicated the School in the name of the Lord Jesus Patriarchal Meeting Christ. After the school was dismissed I attended a patriarchal meeting at Brother ’s; ’s parents were blessed, also his child and named . At evening I preached in the School house to a crowded congregation.

4 November 1835 • Wednesday

4. Wednesday 4th. At home in the morning. attended school during school hours; made rapid progress in our studies; in the evening lectured on Grammar at home. arrived, from Zion this day.

5 November 1835 • Thursday

5. visited the sick. Thursday 5th Attended school. came in from the east. This morning I was called to visit , who was sick. I took my with me and we prayed for and laid our hands on him in the name of the Lord Jesus, & called to hear. and rebuked his affliction. , and came in and desired to hear the Revelation concerning the Twelve. my read it to them, they expressed some little dissatisfaction, but after examining their own hearts, they acknowledged it to be the word of the Lord, and said . they were satisfied: After school came in and desired also to hear it read. After hearing it he appeard perfectly satisfied. In the evening I lectured on Grammar.

6 November 1835 • Friday

6. Friday Morning 6th at home. Attended school during school hours, [p. 635]
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