of Your Brother
Joseph Smith Jun.
<December 18> To .
19 December 1835 • Saturday
<19.> 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
20> Sunday 20th. At home all day: took solid
comfort with my family: had many serious reflections. Brothers Palmer and 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
21 December 1835 • Monday
<21.> 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> 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. Joseph Smith Jr.
23 December 1835 • Wednesday
<23> 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 • Thursday
<24.> Thursday 24th. 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
<25.> 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
<26> Saturday 26th. commenced studying the Hebrew
Language in company with bros.
and . 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
Dec 26th 1835.
Verily thus saith the
Lord unto you my servant , your [p. 672]