be occupied by the presidency and Twelve in
speaking each in <January
17.> their turn, until they had all spoken. The Lord
poured out his Spirit upon us, and the brethren began to confess
their faults one to another the other, and the congregation were soon
overwhelmed in tears, and some of our hearts were too big for
utterance. The gift of tongues came on us also like the rushing of
a mighty wind, and my soul was filled with the Glory of God.
In the afternoon I joined three couple in matrimony in the
public congregation, viz. and ; and
; and . We then administered the sacrament and
dismissed the congregation which was so dense that it was very
unpleasant for all. We were then invited to a feast at s, which was prepared for
the occasion, and had a good time while partaking of the rich
repast, and I verily realized that it was good for brethren to
dwell to gether in unity, like the dew upon the mountains of Israel,
where the Lord commanded blessings, even life forevermore.
Spent the evening at home.
18 January 1836 • Monday
<18.> Monday the 18th attended the Hebrew School.
This day the elder’s school was removed into the in the room
19 January 1836 • Tuesday
<19> Tuesday 19th. Spent the day at school. The
Lord blessed us in our studies. This day we commenced reading in
our Hebrew Bibles with much success. It seems as if the Lord opens
our minds in a marvellous manner to understand his word in the
original language; and my prayer is that God will speedily endue us
with a knowledge of all languages and tongues, that his servants
may go forth for the last time to bind up the law and seal up the
Certificate> Form of,— Marriage
certify that agreeably to the rules and regulations of the church
of Christ of Latter Day Saints, on matrimony, were joined in
marriage Mr and Miss
, both of this place, on Sabbath the 17th
Joseph Smith Junr.
Presiding elder of said Church.
, Ohio, January 19th. 1836
20 January 1836 • Wednesday
<20> Wednesday Morning 20th. attended school at the usual
hour, and spent the day in reading and lecturing, and made
some advances in our studies. At evening I attend ed on a
matrimonial occasion, with my family, at Mr s having been invited to
do to join President , and Miss in marriage. A large <s
Wedding.> and respectable company
assembled, and were seated by Elders and in the following order,
The presidency and their companions in the first seats, The
Twelve Apostles in the second, the Seventy in the third, and
the remainder of the congregation seated with their Companions. [p. 693]