Journal, 1835–1836

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11 December 1835 • Friday

Thursday Friday morning the 11th a fire broke  out in a shoe-makers shop owned by , but was soon, extinguished, by the  active exertions of the brethren, but the family  were much alarmed, the shop being connected  with the<ir> house <dwelling> house, they carryed their  furniture into the street, but not much  damage was sustained,— This is a pleasant  morning, and their is a prospect of a thaw
Spent the day at home, in reading, and in structing, those who called for advise,— to day Elder  Dayly & his wife left for home.

12 December 1835 • Saturday

Friday Saturday morning 11th <12th> at  home, spent the fore noon in reading, at  about 12 oclock a number of young person[s]  called to see the records Egyptian records  I requested to exibit them, he did  so, one of the young ladies, who had been  examining them, was asked if they had the  appearance of Antiquity, she observed with an  air of contempt that they did not, on hear ing this I was surprised at the ignorance  she displayed, and I observed to her that  she was an anomaly in creation for  all the wise and learned that had  ever examined them, without hesitation  pronounced them antient, I further re marked that, it was downright wickedn ess ignorance bigotry and superstition  that caused her to make the remark,  and that I would put it on record, and  I have done so because it is a fair sam ple of the prevailing spirit of the times [p. 63]

11 December 1835 • Friday

Friday morning the 11th a fire broke out in a shoe-makers shop owned by , but was soon, extinguished, by the active exertions of the brethren, but the family were much alarmed, the shop being connected with their dwelling house, they carryed their furniture into the street, but not much damage was sustained,— This is a pleasant morning, and their is a prospect of a thaw
Spent the day at home, in reading, and instructing, those who called for advise,— to day Elder Dayly & his wife left for home.

12 December 1835 • Saturday

Saturday morning 12th at home, spent the fore noon in reading, at about 12 oclock a number of young persons called to see the Egyptian records I requested to exibit them, he did so, one of the young ladies, who had been examining them, was asked if they had the appearance of Antiquity, she observed with an air of contempt that they did not, on hearing this I was surprised at the ignorance she displayed, and I observed to her that she was an anomaly in creation for all the wise and learned that had ever examined them, without hesitation pronounced them antient, I further remarked that, it was downright wickedness ignorance bigotry and superstition that caused her to make the remark, and that I would put it on record, and I have done so because it is a fair sample of the prevailing spirit of the times [p. 63]
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