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 . 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.
evening at home.
18 January 1836 •
Monday the 18th attended the Hebrew School. This day the
elder’s school was removed into the
the room adjoining ours.—
19 January 1836 •
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 testimony.
Form of,— Marriage Certificate.
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
elder of said Church.
Ohio, January 19th.
20 January 1836 •
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
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.