Journal, 1835–1836

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hour for school had arived, and I must attend The man seemed astonished at our doctrine but by no means hostile
At about 3, oclock P.M I dismissed the and the ; retired to the loft of the , where we attended to the in pure water, we also perfumed our bodies and our heads, in the name of the Lord at early candlelight, I meet with the presidency, at the west school room in the to attend to the with holy oil— also the councils of Zion and , meet in the two adjoining rooms, who waited in prayer while we attended to the ordinance,— I took the oil in my <left> right hand, being seated before me and the rest of the presidency encircled him round about,— we then streched our right hands to heaven and blessed the oil and concecrated it in the name of Jesus Christ— we then on, our aged , and invoked, the blessings of heaven,— I then annointed his head with the concecrated oil, and many blessings upon his <him,> head, the presidency then in turn, laid their hands upon his head, begenning at the eldest, untill they had all laid their hands on him, and pronounced such blessings, upon his head as the Lord put into their hearts— all blessing him to be our [patriarch], and <to> annoint our [p. 135]
hour for school had arived, and I must attend The man seemed astonished at our doctrine but by no means hostile
At about 3, oclock P.M I dismissed the and the ; retired to the loft of the , where we attended to the in pure water, we also perfumed our bodies and our heads, in the name of the Lord at early candlelight, I meet with the presidency, at the west school room in the to attend to the with holy oil— also the councils of and , meet in the two adjoining rooms, who waited in prayer while we attended to the ordinance,— I took the oil in my left hand, being seated before me and the rest of the presidency encircled him round about,— we then streched our right hands to heaven and blessed the oil and concecrated it in the name of Jesus Christ— we then on, our aged , and invoked, the blessings of heaven,— I then annointed his head with the concecrated oil, and many blessings upon him, the presidency then in turn, laid their hands upon his head, begenning at the eldest, untill they had all laid their hands on him, and pronounced such blessings, upon his head as the Lord put into their hearts— all blessing him to be our [patriarch], to annoint our [p. 135]
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