Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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setting to give my testimony in an action brought aga inst Br. for whiping his Daughter unrea sonably my testimony was in his favour, returned to  our writing room, went to after my large  journal, made some observations to concerning  the plan of which is to be built up hereafter  on this ground consecrated for a of .
while at the came in, in compa ny with , I was much rejoiced to see  him, we examined the mumies, returned home and   commenced writing in <my> journal a history  of my life, concluding 2d letter to  , which had begun   & with his Father & Mother called  to Visit us, his parents having lately arived here from  the East called to make enquiry concerning the coming  forth of the book of Mormon, & some  others came in I then set down and taught <related to> them the  history of the coming forth of the book the administra tion of the Angel to me the rudiments of the gospel  of Christ &c they appeared well satisfyed & I expect  to them in a few days, or this is my feelings upon  the subject altho they have not made any request  of this kind at present, went to the , the arose and adjourned on my return  observed that long debates were had. I replyed that  it was generally the case, that to[o] much, altercation  was generally indulged in, on both sides and their  debates protracted to an unprofitable length;  we were seated called to sup[p]er, after being seated around  the table observed to  that <the> thought had just occured to his mind that  perhaps in about one yea[r] from this time they might  be seated together around a table in on the land  of Zion [p. 11]
setting to give my testimony in an action brought against Br. for whiping his Daughter unreasonably my testimony was in his favour, returned to our writing room, went to after my large journal, made some observations to concerning the plan of which is to be built up hereafter on this ground consecrated for a of .
while at the came in, in company with , I was much rejoiced to see him, we examined the mumies, returned home and commenced writing in my journal a history of my life, concluding 2d letter to , which had begun & with his Father & Mother called to Visit us, his parents having lately arived here from the East called to make enquiry concerning the coming forth of the book of Mormon, & 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 satisfyed & I expect to them in a few days, or this is my feelings upon the subject altho they have not made any request of this kind at present, went to the , the arose and adjourned on my return observed that long debates were had. I replyed 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, after being seated around the table observed to that the thought had just occured 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 [p. 11]
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