Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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God, and in the name of Jesus Christ, I pronounced upon them the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob and such other blessings as the Lord put into my heart, and being much under the influence of a cold I then gave way and President arose and delivered a verry forcible address, suited to the occasion, and closed the servises of the evening by prayer— Eldr. Eldr. & Eldr. who served on the occasion, then presented the with three servers filled with glasses of wine, to bless, and it fell to my lot to attend to this duty, which I cheerfully discharged, it was then passed round in order, then the cake, in the same order, and suffise it to say our hearts were made cheerful and glad, while partaking of the bounty of the earth, which was presented, untill we had taken our fill, and Joy filled every bosom, and the countenances of old, and young, alike, seemed to bloom with the cheerfulness and smiles of youth and an entire unison of feeling seemed to pervade the congregation, and indeed I doubt whether the pages of history can boast of a more splendid and inocent wedding and feast than this for it was conducted after the order of heaven, who has a time for all thing and this being a time of rejoicing, we hartily embraced it, and conducted ourselves accordingly— Took leave of the [p. 133]
God, and in the name of Jesus Christ, I pronounced upon them the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob and such other blessings as the Lord put into my heart, and being much under the influence of a cold I then gave way and President arose and delivered a verry forcible address, suited to the occasion, and closed the servises of the evening by prayer— Eldr. Eldr. & Eldr. who served on the occasion, then presented the with three servers filled with glasses of wine, to bless, and it fell to my lot to attend to this duty, which I cheerfully discharged, it was then passed round in order, then the cake, in the same order, and suffise it to say our hearts were made glad, while partaking of the bounty of the earth, which was presented, untill we had taken our fill, and Joy filled every bosom, and the countenances of old, and young, alike, seemed to bloom with the cheerfulness and smiles of youth and an entire unison of feeling seemed to pervade the congregation, and indeed I doubt whether the pages of history can boast of a more splendid and inocent wedding and feast than this for it was conducted after the order of heaven, who has a time for all thing and this being a time of rejoicing, we hartily embraced it, and conducted ourselves accordingly— Took leave of the [p. 133]
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