Journal, 1835–1836

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28 January 1836 • Thursday

Thursday <28> attended at the usual hours  In the evening met the of  in the west room of the upper loft of the Lord, & in company with my council of the  — consecrated & the cousellors  of the President of the & having  instructed them & set the quorem in order I  left them to perform the holy anointing—  & went to the quorem of in the other end  of the room. I assisted in anointing the coun sellors of the & gave them  the instruction necessary for the occasion  & left the President & his council to anoint  the Elders while I should go to the adjoining  room & attend to organizing & instructing of  the quorem of the
I found the assembled with this  quorem & I proceeded with the quorem of the  presedincy to instruct them & also the seven  presidents of the seventy Elders to call upon God  with uplifted hands to the blessings which  had been promised to them by the holy anoint[in]g  As I organized this quorem with the presedincy  in this room, Pres. saw a piller  of fire rest down & abide upon the heads of  the quorem as we stood in the midst of the  Twelve.
When the Twelve & the seven were through with  their sealing prayers I called upon Pres.  to seal them with uplifted hands & when he  he had done this & cried hossannah that all  congregation should join him & shout to God & the Lamb & glory to God in  the highest— It was done so & Eld. [p. 143]

28 January 1836 • Thursday

Thursday 28 attended at the usual hours In the evening met the of in the west room of the upper loft of the & in company with my council of the — consecrated & the cousellors of the President of the & having instructed them & set the quorem in order I left them to perform the holy anointing— & went to the quorem of in the other end of the room. I assisted in anointing the counsellors of the & gave them the instruction necessary for the occasion & left the President & his council to anoint the Elders while I should go to the adjoining room & attend to organizing & instructing of the quorem of the
I found the assembled with this quorem & I proceeded with the quorem of the presedincy to instruct them & also the seven presidents of the seventy Elders to call upon God with uplifted hands to the blessings which had been promised to them by the holy anointing As I organized this quorem with the presedincy in this room, Pres. saw a piller of fire rest down & abide upon the heads of the quorem as we stood in the midst of the Twelve.
When the Twelve & the seven were through with their sealing prayers I called upon Pres. to seal them with uplifted hands & when he he had done this & cried hossannah that all congregation should join him & shout to God & the Lamb & glory to God in the highest— It was done so & Eld. [p. 143]
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