<February 22.> closed by singing and prayer, which is customary at
the com mencement, and close of all councils, and meetings of
the church of Latter Day Saints although not always mentioned in
23 February 1836 • Tuesday
<23> Tuesday 23d Read and translated Hebrew.
This afternoon the sisters met again at the to work on the veil; towards the close
of the day I met with the presidency and many of the brethren
in the . I made some remarks from the pulpit
upon the rise and progress of the church of Christ of Latter
Day Saints, and pronounced a blessing upon the sisters, for
their liberality in giving their services so cheerfully. to make
the veil for the ; also upon the congregation and
24 February 1836 • Wednesday
<24> Wednesday 24th. attended to my studies as
usual. At evening <Council of Quorums of Ordination &c> met the quorums in at the school room in the , to take into
consideration the propriety or impropriety of ordaining a large
number of individuals who wish to be ordained to official
stations in the church; each individuals name was presented
and the voice of the assembly called: and
Charles Wightman, David
Cluff, , Reuben Barton
,— and were received; and nineteen were rejected. Their
ordinations deferred until another time.
Presidents , , and were nom inated and Seconded to draft
rules and Regulations concern ing Licences, vote of the assembly
< chosen Clerk.>
chosen by nomination to officiate as clerk
to record licences, and receive pay for his services, accordingly.
Also voted that the Twelve and Seventy see that the calls for
preaching in the regions round about , be at tended to, and filled by judicious elders
of this church.
25 February 1836 • Thursday
<25.> Thursday 25th. attended to my studies as
usual and made some proficiency. In the afternoon I was called upon
by to go and see his wife who was very
sick. I did so, in company with my scribe. We prayed for her and
anoin ted her in the name of the Lord, and she began to recover
from that very hour. Returned home and spent the evening.
26 February 1836 • Friday
<26> Friday 26th., read Hebrew with the first
class in the morning. Spent the P.M. in the .
Settled some misun derstanding between Brother and .
27 February 1836 • Saturday
<27> Saturday morning 27th. cold and fine sleighing. I
prepared my horse and sleigh for to ride to and visit his family, to return on monday next.
attended with my class at the , both in the forenoon
and afternoon and lec tured and translated Hebrew.
28 February 1836 • Sunday
28 2 scotch
Gentlemen> Sunday 28th. This morning two Gentlemen,
late from Scotland called to see me, to make enquiry about the work of the Lord
in these last days. They treated me with respect, and the interview
was pleasing to me, and I presume interesting to them. They
attended our meeting with me and expressed a satisfaction at in what they heard. They spoke of Irvin the oriental
reformer and his prophecies. After meeting [p. 707]