of Your Brother
19 December 1835 •
Saturday morning 19th. At home. Sent the above letter to Bro
. I have
had many solemn feelings this day concerning my brother
, and have prayed in my heart fervently,
that the Lord will not cast him off, but that he may return to the
God of Jacob, and magnify his apostleship and calling: May this be
his happy lot for the Lord of Glory’s sake. Amen.
20 December 1835 •
Sunday 20th. At home all day: took solid comfort with
my family: had many serious reflections. Brothers
called to see me. I showed them the sacred records to their joy and
satisfaction. O may God have mercy upon these men, and keep them in
the way of everlasting life, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
21 December 1835 •
Monday 21st. Spent this day at home in endeavoring to
treasure up knowledge for the benefit of my calling. The day passed off
very pleasantly. I thank the Lord for his blessings to my soul, his
great mercy of over my family in sparing our
lives. O continue thy care over me and mine for Christ’s sake.
22 December 1835 •
Tuesday 22 at home. Continued my studies. O
may God give me learning even language: and endue me with qualifications
to magnify his name while I live. I also delivered an address to the
Church this evening. The Lord blessed my soul.
is unwell. O my God heal him; and for his kindness to me. O
my soul be thou grateful to him, and bless him. and he shall be
blessed of God forever. for I believe him to be a faithful friend to
me therefore my soul delighteth in him. Amen.
23 December 1835 •
Wednesday 23d. In the forenoon at home studying the
Greek Language, and also waited upon the brethren who came in, and
exhibited to them the papyrus. Afternoon visited brother with the relations of brother
. Had not a very agreeable visit for I found them filled with
prejudice against the work of the Lord, and their minds blinded with
superstition, Ignorance &c.
24 December 1835 •
The forenoon, at home. In the afternoon I assisted the commissioner
appointed by the court. in surveying a road across my farm.
25 December 1835 •
Friday 25th. Enjoyed myself at home with my family
all day it being Christmas, the only time I have had this privilege
so satisfactorily for a long period. Bro.
, called this eve.
26 December 1835 •
Saturday 26th. commenced studying the Hebrew Language
in company with bros.
. In the mean time bro
came in, and requested to have the
word of the Lord through me for, said he, “I have been wrought upon
to make known to you my feelings and desires, and was prom ised that I
should have a revelation, which should make <Revelation to .>
known my duty.” Revelation Given to
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