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Nov 27, 1836

Journal Entry

November 27, 1836 ~ Sunday

Nov 29th ^27th^ Upon this Lords day Elder Smoot & myself
accompanied Elder Parrish to the house of the Lord
for the first time to behold the congregation of the
Saints assembled within its walls for the purpose
of worshiping God it was truly an interesting
scene it brought a lengthy catalogue of transactions
contemplations & experience of my youth to my
to my mind & the experiance of this day fulfilled
many things of a spiritual nature which I had
looked for a number of years which I viewed
as Promises of God. After I entered the house
& was seated I cast my eyes upon the Pulpits
aranged in order for the High Priest I beheld the
Patriarch Joseph Smith sen. standing in the upper
pulpet, & President Joseph Smith, jr. & Elder
Carter in the second one & in the third Elders
Parley & Orson Pratt & W. Parrish was
seated soon Elder Carter arose & opened meeting
by Prayer & then Preached the gospel unito
us & was followed by President Joseph
Smith, jr when meeting was dissmissed & after
an intermishion of an hour we again met in the
house of the Lord & I was called into the stand
in company with Elder Smoot & requested the to
Preach to the People I opened by Prayer & read the
LVI chapter of Isaiah & made some brief remarks
upon the same & gave a sketch of my travels in
the South. I was then followed by Elder Smoot
after he closed I was blessed with the priviledge
of communing with a multitude of Saints

in the house of the Lord assembled together from the
the east, west, north & south many with whom I
had been intimately acquainted I truly felt to thank
God that his promises had been verifyed unto me
by giving me a seat & a name within his house
& within his walls {better} as of sons & of daughters
Their was four confirmed after the sacrament
under the hands of Elder O Hide President J. Smith addressed
the congragation & the meeting closed spent the night
with Elder W. Parrish

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Smoot, Abraham Owen
17 Feb 1815 - 6 Mar 1895
555 mentions
1835 Southern Convert
Carter, Jared
14 Jun 1801 - 6 Jul 1849
7 mentions
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2236 mentions
Smith, Joseph (Sr.)
12 Jul 1771 - 14 Sep 1840
127 mentions
Hyde, Orson
8 Jan 1805 - 28 Nov 1878
673 mentions
Apostle
Pratt, Orson
19 Sep 1811 - 3 Oct 1881
1037 mentions
Apostle
Pratt, Parley Parker
12 Apr 1807 - 13 May 1857
526 mentions
Apostle
Parrish, Warren Farr
10 Jan 1803 - 3 Jan 1877
181 mentions
Apostle

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November 27, 1836 ~ Sunday Nov 29th ^27th^ Upon this Lords day Elder Smoot & myself accompanied Elder Parrish to the house of the Lord for the first time to behold the congregation of the saints assembled within its walls for the Purpose of Worshiping God it was truly an interesting scene it brought a lengthy catalogue of transactions contemplations & experience of my youth to my to my mind & the experiance of this day fulfilled many things of a spiritual nature which I had looked for a number of years which I viewed as Promises of God
~ Wilford Woodruff
I truly felt to thank God that his promises had been verifyed unto me by giving me a seat & a name within his house & within his walls
~ Wilford Woodruff
I am now expecting to enter upon a course of study may the Lord open my way in temporal & spiritual things that I may be usful in my day & generation have a good warfare keep the faith & receieve a crown of Glory
~ Wilford Woodruff
December 1, 1836 ~ Thursday Dec 1st Repaired to the house of the Lord whare Father Smith met a number of saints to Pronounce upon them a Patriarchal Blessing. This was the first meeting of the kind that I ever attended & I found it to be highly edefying & interesting as their was great & glorious things pronounced upon their heads by the spirit of Prophesy & Revelation.
~ Wilford Woodruff

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Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1
Sunday Elder Smoot and myself accompanied Elder Parrish to the House of the Lord for the purpose of worshiping and for the first time to behold a congregation of the Saints assembled within its walls. It was truly an interesting scene and brought to my my mind much of the experience of my youth which seemed a fulfilment of promises of the Lord made to me years ago and to which I had been looking forward After entering the house and seating myelf I cast
Daybook (31 December 1835 - 3 January 1837)
Nov 27 Upon this Lord's day I With Elder Smoot acompanied Elder Parish to the house of the Lord for the first time to Behold the congregation of the Saints assembled within its walls for the purpose of worshiping God it was truly an interesting scene it brought a lengthy catalogue of transactions contemplations & experience of my youth to my mind & this days experience fulfilled many things of a spiritual nature which I had looked for a number of years which I viewed as promises from from God after I entered the house & was seated I cast my eyes upon the pulpits aranged in order for the High Priest I beheld the Patriarrch or Father [FIGURE] Smith standing in the upper pulpet & President Joseph Smith Jr & Elder [BLANK] Carter in the one below & in the third Elders Parley & Orson Pratt & W Parrish was seated soon Elder Carter arose & opened meeting by Prayer & then Preached the gospel unto us & was followed by President Joseph Smith jr when meeting was dissmissed & after an intermishion of an hour we again met in the house of the Lord When I was called into the stand in company with Elder Smoot & requested to Preach to the people I opened by Prayer & re^a^d the LVI chapter of Isaiah & made some brief remarks upon the same & gave a sketch of my travels in the South after Which I was followed by Elder Smoot When I was blessed with the privilege of communing with a multitude of Saints in the house of the Lord assembled together from the east, west, North & South many with whom I had been intimately acquainted I truly felt to thank God that the promis of God had beenn verifyed unto me by giving me a seat within his house & within his WALLS {better} AS of Sons & of daughters. Their was four confirmed after the sacrament under the hands of Elder O. Hide President J Smith addressed the congregation & the meeting closed Spent the night at Elder W Parrish's

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Nov 27, 1836