Praise the Lord all ye his Saints, praise his holy
name. After <January
these quorums were dismissed, I retired to my home
filled with the Spirit, and my soul cried hosanna to God and
the Lamb through the silent watches of the night, and while my
eyes were closed in sleep, the visions of the Lord were sweet unto
me and his glory was round about me, praise the Lord.
29 January 1836 • Friday
<29> Friday 29.
Attended school and read Hebrew. Received a line from the
presidency of the elders quorum, they wishing to know whom they
should receive, which I answered verbally; and
<Feast of Joseph.> attended to various duties. P.M. I
called in all family and made a feast, and related my
feelings towards them. pronounced patriarchal blessings on
the heads of , , ,
, , and . This
was a good time to me and all the family rejoiced to gether. We
continued the meeting till about 8 o clock in the evening and
related the goodness of God to us in opening our eyes to see the
visions of heaven, and in sending his holy angels to minister unto
us, the word of life. We sang the praise of God in anima ted
strains, and the power of love and union was felt and enjoyed.
30 January 1836 • Saturday
<30.> Saturday 30th. Attended school as usual,
and waited upon several visitors and shewed them the record of
Abraham. , our Hebrew Teacher, examined
them with deep interest, and pronounced them to be original
beyond all doubt. He is a man of excellent understanding, and has a
knowledge of many langua ges, which were spoken by the ancients,
& he is an honorable man so far as I can judge yet.
conference of the presidency of the church, it was resolved that no
one be ordained to an office in the Church in , without the voice of the several quo rums, when
assembled for church business. Resolved that , President of the elders, be directed to give
to the presidents of the church a list of the names of the
several elders, comprising his quorum; and all other elders in
, not belonging to any quorum now estab lished.
Resolved that be restored to
the church in full fellowship, on his being re-baptized and
after be ordained to the High priesthood. , clerk C.
evening went to the upper rooms in of the and set the different quorums in
order. Instruc ted the presidents of the seventy concerning the
order of their anointing, and requested them to proceed and
anoint the Seventy, having set all the quorums in order. I
returned to my house being weary with continual [p. 700]