Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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24 November 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday 24th at home, spent the  fore noon, instructing those that called to inquire  concerning the things of God, in the last da ys: in the after-noon, we ; I had an invitation, to attend  a wedding at Br. ’s in the evening  also to solemnize the ,  <between & > I and , went, when we arrived a  conciderable company, had collected, the   & came in, and took their  seats, which gave me to understand that  they were ready, I requesteded them to arise  and join hands, I then remarked that  marriage was an institution of h[e]aven  institude [instituted] in the garden of Eden, that it  was necessary that it should be Solemnized  by the authority of the everlasting ,  before joining hands however, we attended  prayers. I then made the remarks above  stated; The ceremony was original <with me> it was in  substance as follows, You covenant to be each  others companions through life, and discharge  the duties of husband & wife in every respect  to which they assented, I then pronounced  them husband & Wife in the name of God  and also pronounced the blessings that the  Lord confered upon adam & Eve in the gar den of Eden; that is to multiply and replen ish the earth, with the addition of long life  and prosperity; dismissed them and returned  home.— The weather is freezing cold, some snow  on the ground [p. 49]

24 November 1835 • Tuesday

Tuesday 24th at home, spent the fore noon, instructing those that called to inquire concerning the things of God, in the last days: in the after-noon, we ; I had an invitation, to attend a wedding at Br. ’s in the evening also to solemnize the , between & I and , went, when we arrived a conciderable company, had collected, the & came in, and took their seats, which gave me to understand that they were ready, I requesteded them to arise and join hands, I then remarked that marriage was an institution of heaven institude [instituted] in the garden of Eden, that it was necessary that it should be Solemnized by the authority of the everlasting , before joining hands however, we attended prayers. I then made the remarks above stated; The ceremony was original with me it was in substance as follows, You covenant to be each others companions through life, and discharge the duties of husband & wife in every respect to which they assented, I then pronounced them husband & Wife in the name of God and also the blessings that the Lord confered upon adam & Eve in the garden of Eden; that is to multiply and replenish the earth, with the addition of long life and prosperity; dismissed them and returned home.— The weather is freezing cold, some snow on the ground [p. 49]
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