Letter from Warren Parrish, 25 January 1836
- Source Note
JS hired as a scribe on 29 October 1835 for fifteen dollars a month plus a four-dollar monthly allowance for meals. On 14 November 1835, JS dictated a revelation that proclaimed Parrish as “the Lords Scribe, for the Lords Seer.” In his scribal responsibilities, Parrish primarily maintained JS’s journal, though he also wrote in other church records including JS’s 1834–1836 history.In December 1835, ’s ill health sometimes interfered with his work. Parrish’s health returned by 30 December and remained strong enough for him to continue his writing duties for most of January; he even participated in the that took place in the on 21 January 1836. However, on 25 January 1836, his health worsened, and he wrote JS to request a temporary leave of absence from his scribal duties.copied ’s letter into JS’s journal shortly after JS received it. Smith acted as interim scribe for JS from 25 January until 8 February 1836, when Parrish resumed his labors.