History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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N. B. We stated that knew, that   was in last fall, when he was in  . We wrote this upon the strength of heresay;  but ’s being left at strengthened our  suppositions, that such was the fact. We stated farther,  respecting this matter, or this item, than the testimony  will warrant us:— with this exception the  sanction this letter.
22–23 January 1833 • Tuesday–Wednesday
This winter was spent in translating the scrip tures; in the ; and sitting in  conferences. I had many glorious seasons of re freshing. The gifts which follow them that believe, and  obey the Gospel, as tokens that the Lord is ever the same,  in his dealings with the humble lovers and followers  of truth, began to be poured out among us, as in  ancient days:— For as we, were assembled in conference  (viz. Joseph Smith Jun, , ,  , , ,  ,  , , , ;  and , and ,) were  assembled in conference, on the 22d day of January,  I spake to the conference in another tongue, and  was followed in the same gift by Brother , and he by Brother , after which  the Lord poured out his spirit in a miracalous  manner until all the elders spake in tongues, and  several members, both male and female. Great  and glorious were the divine manifestations of the  Holy Spirit. Praises were sung to God and the  Lamb; speaking and praying, all in tongues,  occupied the conference, until a late hour at  night, so rejoiced were we, at the return of these  long absent blessings. <to the assembly of the Saints>
On the 23d. we again assembled in con ference; when, after much <speaking,> singing, praying and  praising God, all in tongues, we proceeded to the  , (according to the practice recorded in  the 13th chapter of John’s Gospel,) and as [p. 270]
N. B. We stated that knew, that was in last fall, when he was in . We wrote this upon the strength of heresay; but ’s being left at strengthened our suppositions, that such was the fact. We stated farther, respecting this matter, or this item, than the testimony will warrant us:— with this exception the sanction this letter.
22–23 January 1833 • Tuesday–Wednesday
This winter was spent in translating the scriptures; in the ; and sitting in conferences. I had many glorious seasons of refreshing. The gifts which follow them that believe, and obey the Gospel, as tokens that the Lord is ever the same, in his dealings with the humble lovers and followers of truth, began to be poured out among us, as in ancient days:— For as we, (viz. Joseph Smith Jun, , , , , , , , , , ; and , and ,) were assembled in conference, on the 22d day of January, I spake to the conference in another tongue, and was followed in the same gift by Brother , and he by Brother , after which the Lord poured out his spirit in a miracalous manner until all the elders spake in tongues, and several members, both male and female. Great and glorious were the divine manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Praises were sung to God and the Lamb; speaking and praying, all in tongues, occupied the conference, until a late hour at night, so rejoiced were we, at the return of these long absent blessings. to the assembly of the Saints
On the 23d. we again assembled in conference; when, after much speaking, singing, praying and praising God, all in tongues, we proceeded to the , (according to the practice recorded in the 13th chapter of John’s Gospel,) as [p. 270]
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