History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of the meeting, and I recom[HC 2:410]mended them to repair to the and hold a meeting, which they did and filled that house <​March 27 Dedication​> also, and yet many were left out. The assembly was then organized in the following manner, viz. West end of the ; <​arrangement of the quorums.​> Presidents , , and occupied the first Pulpit for the Melchisedek priesthood. Presidents , Joseph Smith Junr. and the second Pulpit. Presidents , , and the third Pulpit. The fourth was occupied by the quorum and his counsellors, and two choristers. The Twelve Apostles on the right in the three highest seats. The , his counsellors and clerk. in the seat immediately below the Twelve, The High Council of Kirtland consisting of Twelve, on the left, in the three first seats. The fourth seat, and next below the high council, was occupied by Elders and who served as Scribes.
The Pulpits in the East end of the house for the Aaronic Priesthood were occupied as follows; The and his counsellors in the First Pulpit; The and his counsellors in the Second Pulpit, The and his counsellors in the Third Pulpit. The and his counsellors and one Chorister in the fourth Pulpit. The High council of Zion consisting of Twelve Counsellors on the right, the and his counsellors in the seat below them. The Seven Presidents of the seventies on the left. The Choir of singers were seated in the four corners of the room in seats prepared for that purpose. Received by contributions Nine hundred and sixty three dollars.
At 9 o’clock A.M. President commenced the services of the day by reading the 96 and 24th Psalms. [HC 2:411] An excellent Choir of Singers, led by , sung the following hymn.— Tune. Sterling.
“Ere long the veil will rend in twain,
The King descend with all his train;
The earth shall shake with awful fright,
And all creation feel his might” &c. 9 verses. 29th. p. L.D.S.C. [HC 2:412]
addressed the throne of grace in a devout and appropriate manner, and the following hymn was sung,
Tune Weymouth.
“O happy souls who pray.
When God appoints to hear,” &c.— 14th page….
then read the 18, 19 and 20th. verses of the 18th. chapter of Matthew, and preached more particularly from the 20th. verse. [HC 2:413] He spoke two hours and a half in his ususual la[n]guid manner. His prayer and address were very forcible and sublime, [p. 714]
of the meeting, and I recom[HC 2:410]mended them to repair to the and hold a meeting, which they did and filled that house March 27 Dedication also, and yet many were left out. The assembly was then organized in the following manner, viz. West end of the ; arrangement of the quorums. Presidents , , and occupied the first Pulpit for the Melchisedek priesthood. Presidents , Joseph Smith Junr. and the second Pulpit. Presidents , , and the third Pulpit. The fourth was occupied by the quorum and his counsellors, and two choristers. The Twelve Apostles on the right in the three highest seats. The , his counsellors and clerk. in the seat immediately below the Twelve, The High Council of Kirtland consisting of Twelve, on the left, in the three first seats. The fourth seat, and next below the high council, was occupied by Elders and who served as Scribes.
The Pulpits in the East end of the house for the Aaronic Priesthood were occupied as follows; The and his counsellors in the First Pulpit; The and his counsellors in the Second Pulpit, The and his counsellors in the Third Pulpit. The and his counsellors and one Chorister in the fourth Pulpit. The High council of Zion consisting of Twelve Counsellors on the right, the and his counsellors in the seat below them. The Seven Presidents of the seventies on the left. The Choir of singers were seated in the four corners of the room in seats prepared for that purpose. Received by contributions Nine hundred and sixty three dollars.
At 9 o’clock A.M. President commenced the services of the day by reading the 96 and 24th Psalms. [HC 2:411] An excellent Choir of Singers, led by , sung the following hymn.— Tune. Sterling.
“Ere long the veil will rend in twain,
The King descend with all his train;
The earth shall shake with awful fright,
And all creation feel his might” &c. 9 verses. 29th. p. L.D.S.C. [HC 2:412]
addressed the throne of grace in a devout and appropriate manner, and the following hymn was sung,
Tune Weymouth.
“O happy souls who pray.
When God appoints to hear,” &c.— 14th page….
then read the 18, 19 and 20th. verses of the 18th. chapter of Matthew, and preached more particularly from the 20th. verse. [HC 2:413] He spoke two hours and a half in his ususual languid manner. His prayer and address were very forcible and sublime, [p. 714]
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