Medina Co. Ohio
April 21, 1834.
This day a of the of the assem bled at
the dwelling house of bro. Carpenters at 10 o’clock A.M.
Opened by singing, “How firm a foundation, &c.” Bro. Joseph
Smith Junr. read the 2nd. chapter of the prophecy of Joel & took the lead in prayer; after
which, he commenced addressing the congregation, as follows. It is very difficult
for us to comm unicate to the churches all that God has revealed to us, in
consequence of tradition; for we are differently situated from any other
people that ever existed upon this earth: Consequently [p. 43]