Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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by invoking the benediction of heaven of heaven  upon the Lords <which he did> in an eloquent manner  the congregation shouted a loud  the gift of toungs, fell upon us in mighty  power, angels mingled themselves their voices  with ours, while their presence was in our mid st, and unseasing prasis [praises] swelled our bosoms  for the space of half an hour,— I then observed  to the brethren that it was time to retire, we  accordingly <closed> our interview and returned  home at about 2. oclock in the morning  & the spirit & visions of God attended me through the night

23 January 1836 • Saturday

Saturday 23.rd.  attended at the school room as usual & we came together  filled with the spirit as on the past evening & did not feel  like studying but commenced conversing upon heavenly  things & the day was spent agreably & profitably— Father <Elder>   had been tempted to doubt the things  which we recd. on saturday evening & he made an  humble confession & asked forgiveness of the school whi[c]h  was joyfully given— & the old man said he would try to  resist Satan in future

24 January 1836 • Sunday

Sunday Jany 24.  Met the several in the room under the   & after organizing & op[e]ning by prayer  called upon the of to proceede  and confess their sins as th[e]y might be directed by  the spirit— & they occupied the first part of the day  and confessed & exhorted as the spirit led.— P.M.  attended again & saw <the> to the  quorems & brethren who were present——
In the evening met the in high <the> room  over the printing room & counseled on the subject  of & the preperation necessary for [p. 141]
by invoking the benediction of heaven upon the Lords which he did in an eloquent manner the congregation shouted a loud the gift of toungs, fell upon us in mighty power, angels mingled their voices with ours, while their presence was in our midst, and unseasing prasis [praises] swelled our bosoms for the space of half an hour,— I then observed to the brethren that it was time to retire, we accordingly closed our interview and returned home at about 2. oclock in the morning & the spirit & visions of God attended me through the night

23 January 1836 • Saturday

Saturday 23.rd. attended at the school room as usual & we came together filled with the spirit as on the past evening & did not feel like studying but commenced conversing upon heavenly things & the day was spent agreably & profitably— Elder had been tempted to doubt the things which we recd. on saturday evening & he made an humble confession & asked forgiveness of the school which was joyfully given— & he said he would try to resist Satan in future

24 January 1836 • Sunday

Sunday Jany 24. Met the several in the room under the & after organizing & opening by prayer called upon the of to proceede and confess their sins as they might be directed by the spirit— & they occupied the first part of the day and confessed & exhorted as the spirit led.— P.M. attended again & saw the to the quorems & brethren who were present——
In the evening met the in the room over the printing room & counseled on the subject of & the preperation necessary for [p. 141]
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