closed by singing and prayer, which is customary at the com mencement, and
close of all councils, and meetings of the church of Latter Day Saints
although not always mentioned in this Record.
23 February 1836 •
<23> Tuesday 23d Read and translated
Hebrew. This afternoon the sisters met again at the to work on the veil; towards the close
of the day I met with the presidency and many of the brethren in the . I made some remarks from the pulpit upon the rise and
progress of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, and pronounced a blessing
upon the sisters, for their liberality in giving their services so cheerfully. to
make the veil for the ; also upon the congregation and dismissed.
24 February 1836 •
<24> Wednesday 24th. attended to my studies as usual. At evening <Council of Quorums of Ordination &c> met the quorums
in at the school room in the , to take into consideration the
propriety or impropriety of ordaining a large number of individuals who wish to
be ordained to official stations in the church; each individuals name was
presented and the voice of the assembly called: and
Wightman, David Cluff, , Reuben Barton
,— and were
received; and nineteen were rejected. Their ordinations deferred until another
and were nom inated and Seconded to
draft rules and Regulations concern ing Licences, vote of the assembly
< chosen Clerk.>
chosen by nomination to officiate as clerk to record
licences, and receive pay for his services, accordingly. Also voted that
the Twelve and Seventy see that the calls for preaching in the regions
be at tended to, and filled by judicious elders of this church.
25 February 1836 •
<25.> Thursday 25th. attended to my
studies as usual and made some proficiency. In the afternoon I was called upon by
to go and see his
wife who was very sick. I did so, in company with my scribe. We prayed for her
and anoin ted her in the name of the Lord, and she began to recover from that
very hour. Returned home and spent the evening.
26 February 1836 •
<26> Friday 26th., read Hebrew with the first class in the morning. Spent
the P.M. in the . Settled some misun derstanding between Brother and .
27 February 1836 •
<27> Saturday morning
27th. cold and fine sleighing. I prepared my horse and sleigh
for to ride to and visit his family, to return on monday next. attended with my class at the , both in the forenoon and afternoon and lec tured and
28 February 1836 •
2 scotch Gentlemen> Sunday 28th. This morning two Gentlemen, late from
Scotland called to see me, to make enquiry about the
work of the Lord in these last days. They treated me with respect, and the
interview was pleasing to me, and I presume interesting to them. They attended
our meeting with me and expressed a satisfaction at in
what they heard. They spoke of Irvin the oriental reformer and his prophecies.
After meeting [p. 707]