15 February 1836 • Monday
<February 15.> Monday 15th. Attended School at the usual
hours. Spent the afternoon in reading Hebrew, and in receiveing and
waiting on visitors. On this day we commenced translating the
Hebrew Language, under the instruction of , and he
acknowledged that we were the most forward of any class he
ever instructed the same length of time.
16 February 1836 • Tuesday
<16> Tuesday 16th. Attended School at the usual
hour, resumed our translating, and made rapid progress. Many called
to see the , and Egyptian Manuscripts, and to
visit me. Extremely cold weather and fine sleighing.
17 February 1836 • Wednesday
<17> Wednesday 17th. attended the school and read
and translated with my class, as usual; and my soul delights in
reading the word of the Lord, in the original; and I am determined
to pursue the study of the Languages, until I shall become
master of them, if I am permitted to live long enough; at any
rate so long as I do live, I am determined to make this my object,
and with the blessing of God, I shall succeed to my satisfaction;
called to make some arrange ments about the Egyptian
mummies, and Records. He pro poses, to hire a room at ’s , and exhibit them there from day to
day, at certain hours, that some benefit may be derived from them.
I complied with his request, and only observed that they must be
managed with prudence, and care especially the manuscripts.
Council of met in the , at 6 o clock P.M.
to discuss the subject of ordination as laid before the council on
instant, and also the proposed amendment of the Twelve Apostles, of
discussing the resolutions drawn by President Smith, voted unanimously that they should remain entire,
and the proposed amendment of the Twelve apostles be regected.
18 February 1836 • Thursday
<18> Thursday 18th spent the
day as usual in attending to my family concerns. receiving and
waiting upon those who called for instruction, and attending to my
Council of Zion met in the upper room of the at 7 o
clock P.M. to discuss the subject of ordina tion as laid before them
in the council of the 12th instant and also the
amendment of the Twelve apostles, after discussing the resolution
drawn up by the president, voted unanimously that they should
remain, and that we perfectly acquiesce in said resolutions without
any alteration or amendment.
19 February 1836 • Friday
<19.> Friday 19th. attended with the morning
class and translated. handed me the names
of a few, whom he had selected from the first class, and
reques ted us to meet together this afternoon, and lecture which
we did in the upper room of the . [p. 705]