anxiety and labor in putting all the
authorities in order and <January 30>
in striving to purify them for the solemn assembly, according to the
commandment of the Lord
31 January 1836 •
Sunday 31st. attended divine service in the
; organ ized the several quorums of the authorities of the
church; appointed door keepers to keep order about the door because of the
crowd, and to prevent the house from being excessively crowded. The High
coun cil of Zion occupied the first part of the day in speaking as they
were led, and relating experiences, trials, &c, P.M. house
to Came to order as usual and President
delivered a short discourse, and we attended to the breaking
of bread. In the evening
attended to the blessing of three brethren, at Prest.
Spent the evening at home.
1 February 1836 •
Monday February 1.st. 1836. Attended school as usual, and
in company with the other committee organized another class of thirty
lectures on the Hebrew.
In the evening attended to the organizing of the quorums of high priests,
elders, Seventy, and Bishops in the upper rooms of the
, and after blessing each quorum in the name of the
Lord, I returned home, had another interview with
our Hebrew teacher, and related to him some of the dealings
of God to me, and gave him some of the evidence of the work of the
latter days he listened cordially and did not oppose.
2 February 1836 •
Tuesday 2d. Attended school as usual and various
duties. Went to the
in the evening and heard an animated discourse delivered by
. He touched the
outlines of our faith; showed the scattering and gathering of Israel,
from the scriptures, & the stick of Joseph in the hands of
Eph raim, aside from that of Moses. I<t> was an
interesting meeting the Spirit bore record that the Lord was well
3 February 1836 •
Wednesday 3d. A.M. Attended our Hebrew lecture. P.M.
Studied with and
. Received many visitors and
showed them the Records of Abraham.
blessed three with a patriarchal blessing. President
hand ed in, seventy of his quorum, designed for another seventy if God
4 February 1836 •
Thursday 4th. Attended School and assisted in forming
a class of 22 to read at 3 o clock P.M. The other 23 reads at eleven
oclock. The first class recites at a quarter before 10 A.M; and the
2d a quarter before 2, P.M. We have a great want of
books but are determined to do the best we can. May the Lord help us
to obtain their language that we may read the scrip tures in the language
in which they were given.
5 February 1836 •
Friday 5.th Attended School and assisted the
committee to make arrangements to supply the third and fourth classes
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with books. Concluded to divide a bible into several parts, for the
benefit of said classes, continued my studies in the Hebrew, received
several visitors, and attended various duties.