Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the upper rooms, and more espec ially the west room which I intend  ocupying, for a translating room, which  will be prepared this week

1 January 1836 • Friday

Friday morning Jany. 1st. 1836  this being the beginning of a new  year, my heart is filled with gratitude  to God, that he has preserved my  life and the life <lives> of my family wh ile another year has rolled away, we  have been, sustained and upheld in the  midst of a wicked and perverse gener ation, and exposed to all, the afflictions  temptations and misery that are inci dent to human life, for which I feel to  humble myself in dust and ashes, as it  were before the Lord— but notwithst anding, the gratitude that fills my heart  on retrospecting the past year, and the  multiplyed blessings that have crowned  our heads, my heart is pained within  me because of the difficulty that in exists  in s family, the Devil has made  a violent attack on and  and the powers of darkness, seeme [to] lower  over their minds and not only theirs but  cast a gloomy shade over the minds of my  my parents and somee of my brothers  and sisters, which prevents them from  seeing things as they realy are, and the  powers of Earth & hell seem combined  to overthrow us and the Church by [p. 94]
the upper rooms, and more especially the west room which I intend ocupying, for a translating room, which will be prepared this week

1 January 1836 • Friday

Friday morning Jany. 1st. 1836 this being the beginning of a new year, my heart is filled with gratitude to God, that he has preserved my life and the lives of my family while another year has rolled away, we have been, sustained and upheld in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation, and exposed to all, the afflictions temptations and misery that are incident to human life, for which I feel to humble myself in dust and ashes, as it were before the Lord— but notwithstanding, the gratitude that fills my heart on retrospecting the past year, and the multiplyed blessings that have crowned our heads, my heart is pained within me because of the difficulty that exists in s family, the Devil has made a violent attack on and and the powers of darkness, seeme [to] lower over their minds and not only theirs but cast a gloomy shade over the minds of my brothers and sisters, which prevents them from seeing things as they realy are, and the powers of Earth & hell seem combined to overthrow us and the Church by [p. 94]
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