Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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prayer meetings, and our meeting was broug ht to a close, by invoking the blessings of heaven,
We then returned home, I ordered my horse  saddled and myself and , rode to Mr. E  Jennings, where I joined and  , in matrimony, according to pre vious arangements, had so far recoverd  from her illness, that she was able to sit in  her easy chair while I pronounced the ma riage ceremony.—
We then rode to ’s a distance  of about 3, miles from Town, where I had been  Solicited, to attend, and solemnize, the matri monial covenant betwe[e]n Mr. & Miss , the parents and many of the conne ctions of both parties were present, with a large  and respectable company of friends, who were  invited as guests; and after making the nec essary arangements the company come to  order, and the & , with the attend ants politely came forward, and took their  seats, and having been requested, to make  some preliminary remarks upon the sub ject of matrimony, touching the design of  the All Mighty in this institution, also  the duties, of husbands & wives towards eac[h] other, and after opening our interview, with singing  and prayer, I delivered a lecture of about 40,  minuits in length, during this time all seem ed to be interested, excepting one or two ind ividuals, who manifested, a spirit of  grovling contempt, which I was constrained  to reprove and rebuke sharply, after I had  been closed my remarks, I the matrim [p. 65]
prayer meetings, and our meeting was brought to a close, by invoking the blessings of heaven,
We then returned home, I ordered my horse saddled and myself and , rode to Mr. E Jennings, where I joined and , in matrimony, according to previous arangements, had so far recoverd from her illness, that she was able to sit in her easy chair while I pronounced the mariage ceremony.—
We then rode to ’s a distance of about 3, miles from Town, where I had been Solicited, to attend, and solemnize, the matrimonial covenant between Mr. & Miss , the parents and many of the connections of both parties were present, with a large and respectable company of friends, who were invited as guests; and after making the necessary arangements the company come to order, and the & , with the attendants politely came forward, and took their seats, and having been requested, to make some preliminary remarks upon the subject of matrimony, touching the design of the All Mighty in this institution, also the duties, of husbands & wives towards eachother, and after opening our interview, with singing and prayer, I delivered a lecture of about 40, minuits in length, during this time all seemed to be interested, except one or two individuals, who manifested, a spirit of grovling contempt, which I was constrained to reprove and rebuke sharply, after I had closed my remarks, I the matrim [p. 65]
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