Journal, 1835–1836

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round about to witness the dedication of the   and share in his blessings  and such was the anxiety on this occasion that  some hundreds, (probably five or six,) assembled  collected before the doors were opened—
The entered with the door kepers and  aranged them at the inner and outer doors  also placed our stewards to receiv donations from  those who should feel disposed to contribute  something to defray the expenses of building the   <we also dedicated the pulpits & consecrated them to the Lord> The doors were then opened   and myself  seated the congregation as they came in, we received  about and according to the best calculation we  could make we received between 9 and 10,00 <hundred> which  was is as many as can be comfortably situated we  then informed the door keepers that we could  receive no more, and a multitude were depr ived of the benefits of the meeting on acco unt of the not being sufficiently  capacious to receive them, and I felt to regret  that any of my brethren and sisters should  be deprived of the Meeting, and I recommended  them to repair to the and hold  a meeting which they did and filled that   <also> and yet many were left out—
The assembly were then organized in the  following manner,— viz.
President Presdt.   and Presdt  occupied the first pulpit <in the west end of the > for the Melchisedec priest hood, Presdt. , Myself, and Prest. the 2ond— Presdt Presdt  and Presdt the 3d— The 4th was [p. 173]
round about to witness the dedication of the and share in his blessings and such was the anxiety on this occasion that some hundreds, (probably five or six,) assembled before the doors were opened—
The entered with the door kepers and aranged them at the inner and outer doors also placed our stewards to receiv donations from those who should feel disposed to contribute something to defray the expenses of building the we also dedicated the pulpits & consecrated them to the Lord The doors were then opened and myself seated the congregation as they came in, and according to the best calculation we could make we received between 9 and 10,00 hundred which is as many as can be comfortably situated we then informed the door keepers that we could receive no more, and a multitude were deprived of the benefits of the meeting on account of the not being sufficiently capacious to receive them, and I felt to regret that any of my brethren and sisters should be deprived of the Meeting, and I recommended them to repair to the and hold a meeting which they did and filled that also and yet many were left out—
The assembly were then organized in the following manner,— viz.
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