Journal, 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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things, and gave an invitation to come  forward and be when three  manifested their determination to renounce  the world. and take upon themselves  the name of Jesus Christ.
One brother was then  after which President  addressed the meeting in a very feeling  manner, showing that it must be  no small matter which <could> induce men to  leave their families and their homes  to travel over all the earth, amidst  persecutions and trials such as  always followed the preaching of this  gospel; he then addressed himself to  the twelve and gave them some  cou[n]sel and consolation— as far as in  his power. after which I (JS—)  requested their prayers & promised  to pray for them &c &c
The meeting was large & respectable  a large number were present who  did not belong to our Church  The most perfect order prevailed  throughout, The meeting dismissed  about 1/2 past five oclock. when we  repaired to the waters and the three can didates were baptized & confirmed. [p. 8]
things, and gave an invitation to come forward and be when three manifested their determination to renounce the world. and take upon themselves the name of Jesus Christ.
One brother was then after which President addressed the meeting in a very feeling manner, showing that it must be no small matter which could induce men to leave their families and their homes to travel over all the earth, amidst persecutions and trials such as always followed the preaching of this gospel; he then addressed himself to the twelve and gave them some counsel and consolation— as far as in his power. after which I (JS—) requested their prayers & promised to pray for them &c &c
The meeting was large & respectable a large number were present who did not belong to our Church The most perfect order prevailed throughout, The meeting dismissed about 1/2 past five oclock. when we repaired to the water and the three candidates were baptized & confirmed. [p. 8]
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