<November 22> Join the Methodist,
yet said he was not in faith with their doc trine. He desired to return to the
fellowship of the church, asked forgiveness of the brethren, and restoration of
his licence. President Smith spoke of the impropriety of turning away from the truth
and going after a people so destitute of the Spirit of righteous ness as the
Methodist. showed the folly of fellowshipping any doctrine or
Spirit aside from that of Christ. arose and said he felt
firm in the determination of doing the will of God in all things, or as far as in
him lies, was sorry for his faults, and by the grace of God will forsake
them in future. Council & <church> voted to
restore him to fellowship, and the office of elder also, and that the clerk give
him a licence.
23 November 1835 •
<23> Monday 23d., Several brethren
called to converse with me, and see the records. Received a letter from .
Spent the day in conversing, and in studying, the Hebrew. A stormy day.
24 November 1835 •
Tuesday 24th. at home. Spent the forenoon instructing
those that called to enquire concerning the things of God in the last
days. In the afternoon we translated some of the Egyptian Records. I
had an invitation to attend a wedding at Brother < married>
’s in the evening, also to solemnize the matri monial ceremony
accompanied me, on our arrival, a considerable company had collected. The
Bridegroom and bride came in and took their seats, which gave me to
understand that they were ready. After prayers, I requested them to rise
and join hands. I then remar ked that marriage was an institution of
heaven, instituted in in the garden of Eden; that it was necessary it
should be sol emnized by the authority if the everlasting Priesthood. The
cer emony was original with me, and in substance as follows; You
covenant to be each others companions through life, and discharge the
duties of husband and wife in every respect: to which they assented. I
then pronounced them husband and wife in the name of God, and also the
blessings that the Lord conferred upon Adam and Eve in the garden of
Eden, that is, to multiply and replenish the earth, with the addition of
long life and prosperity: dismissed them, and returned home. Freezeing
cold. Some snow on the ground.
25 November 1835 •
arrive from .>
Wednesday 25th. spent the day in translating.
and arrived from
. The latter says that he has no
doubt, but a dose of poison was administered to him in a bowl of milk, but
God delivered him.
26 November 1835 •
Spent the day in translating Egyptian charac ters from the Papyrus: though
severly afflicted with a cold.
arrived from Zion.
27 November 1835 •
Friday 27th. Much afflicted with my cold, yet I am
determin ed to overcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Spent the day
at home reading Hebrew.
, My Scribe,
being afflicted with a cold, asked me to lay my hands on him in the name
of the Lord.