<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 • Monday
<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
<24.> 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 between and . 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 • Wednesday
<25 , 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 • Thursday
<26 , > Thursday 26th. Spent the day in translating
Egyptian charac ters from the Papyrus: though severly afflicted with a
cold. and arrived from Zion.
27 November 1835 • Friday
<27> 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. [p. 656]