In the course of the day , Elder Strong and others <November
16.> called to counsel with me. In the evening a council was
called at my house to counsel with , on
the <Council, .> subject of his moving to ; I had previously told him that the Lord had said
that he had better go to next spring; however he
wished a council called. The council met and President arose and said, the spirit manifested to him that it
was his duty to go: others bore the same testimony. The same night I
received the <Revelation, for .> word of the Lord on case.
He had desired that I would enquire at the hand of the Lord, whether the it
was his duty to be baptized here, or wait until he returned home.
The word of the Lord came unto me saying, that
had better not be baptized here, and that he had better not return
by water, also that there were three men that were seeking his
destruction, to beware of his enemies.
17 November 1835 • Tuesday
<17.> Tuesday 17 exhibited
the alphabet of the ancient Records to ,
and some others. Went with him to , to see the Mummies.
We then took the parting hand, and he started for home, being strong in
the faith of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and determined to obey its
requirements I returned home and spent the day in dictating and
com paring letters. A fine pleasant day, although cool. This
evening at early candlelight I preached at the .
18 November 1835 • Wednesday
<18.> Wednesday 18 At home
in the fore-noon until about 11 o clock I then went to ’s to preach his father’s funeral sermon by
the request of the family. I preached on the sub ject of the
Resurrection. The congregation were very attentive. ,
and accompanied me to the funeral: pleasant out, but
cool and cloudy on our return.
.> This day a council of High Priests and Elders of the
church of Latter Day Saints was held at to hear the complaint of Sister
clarissa Matthews against Elder Reuben
Keeler, “for prosecuting in a court of Law and taking their
property on execution. Notwith standing that he had received his pay or
the most part of it. and refusing to allow them for what they had paid
to him, also forfeiting his word as he had frequently stated to her
that he would not take their property in such a manner, and also
for oppressing her family in an unchristian like manner.” Elder Keeler plead not guilty, but the council decided that he was
guil ty— of the first and last charges and gave judgment accordingly,
with which Elder Keeler refused to comply, and said he would
appeal to the High Council at . P. E.— Clerk.
<visit ’s> At evening, , .
Father, Mother & Sister-in-law, came and invited me and to
go with them and visit and family. was unwell and could not go, but I and my went. When we
arrived, some of the <Debate> young elders were about engaging in a debate on the
subject of Miracles. [p. 654]