Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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22 January 1836 • Friday

Friday morning the 22ond attended  at the school room at the us[u]al hour,— But  insted of persuing our studies we commenced spent  the time in rehearsing to each other the glorious scenes that  transpired on the preceding evening, while attending to  the .— At evening we  met at the same place, with the council of the and  the of the who were to receive this  ordinance; the of and  were present also: we called to order and organized;  the Presidency then proceeded to consecrate the oil;  we then upon Elder  who is the president of the 12 and ordained him to  the authority of anointing his brethren, I then poured  the concecrated oil upon his head in the name of Jesus  Christ and such blessings upon him as the  Lord put into my heart; the rest of the presidency  then laid their hands upon him and blessed him  each in their turn beginning at the eldest; he  then anointed <and blessed> his brethren from the oldest to  the youngest, I also laid my hands upon them  and prounounced many great and glorious  upon their heads; the heavens were opened and  angels ministered unto us.
Then 12 then proceeded to anoint and bless the  presidency of the 70 and seal upon their heads  power and authority to anoint their brethren; the  heavens were opened upon Elder and  he leaping up exclaimed, The horsemen of Israel  and the chariots thereof. arose  Br. was also, annointed and  ordained blessed to preside over the .— , arose  to conclude the servises of the evening [p. 140]

22 January 1836 • Friday

Friday morning the 22ond attended at the school room at the usual hour,— But insted of persuing our studies we spent the time in rehearsing to each other the glorious scenes that transpired on the preceding evening, while attending to the .— At evening we met at the same place, with the council of the and the of the who were to receive this ordinance; the of and were present also: we called to order and organized; the Presidency then proceeded to consecrate the oil; we then upon Elder who is the president of the 12 and ordained him to the authority of anointing his brethren, I then poured the concecrated oil upon his head in the name of Jesus Christ and such blessings upon him as the Lord put into my heart; the rest of the presidency then laid their hands upon him and blessed him each in their turn beginning at the eldest; he then anointed and blessed his brethren from the oldest to the youngest, I also laid my hands upon them and prounounced many great and glorious upon their heads; the heavens were opened and angels ministered unto us.
The 12 then proceeded to anoint and bless the presidency of the 70 and seal upon their heads power and authority to anoint their brethren; the heavens were opened upon Elder and he leaping up exclaimed, The horsemen of Israel and the chariots thereof. Br. was also, annointed and blessed to preside over the .— , arose to conclude the servises of the evening [p. 140]
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