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Day in the Life

Mar 27, 1842

Journal Entry

March 27, 1842 ~ Sunday

27 ^Sunday^ [FIGURE] This was an interesting day A
large assembly met in the grove near the Temple
Br Amisa Lyman addressed the assembly & made
many interesting remarks. He was followed by
Joseph the Seer who made some edifying remarks
concerning Baptism for the dead. He said the Bible
supported the doctrin, "why are ye Baptized for
the dead if the dead rise not &c" [1 Corinthians 15:29] if their is one word
of the Lord that supports the doctrin ist is enough to mak[e]
it a true doctrin. Again if we can baptize a man in
the Name of the Father of the Son & of the Holy Ghost
for the remission of sins it is just as much our privilege
to act as an agent & be baptized for the remission
of sins for & in behalf of our dead kindred who have not
herd the gospel or fulness of it. After meeting
closed the congregation again assembled upon the
bank of the river & Joseph the Seer went into

the river & Baptized all that came unto him &
I considered it my privilege to be Baptized for
the remission of my sins for I had not been
since I first Joined the Church in 1833 I was
then Baptized under the hands of Elder Zerah
Pulsipher
therefore I went forth into the river
& was Baptized under the hands of
JOSEPH THE SEER & likewise did Elder
J Taylor & many others & Joseph called
upon me to assist him & I did so & went in &
Baptized 12, & then Joseph lifted up his hands
to heaven & blessed the people & the spirit of God
rested upon the congregation we then again
repaired to the place of meeting near the Temple &
Elder Taylor & myself was confirmed by
the laying on of hands we then commenced
confirming others who had been baptized I
confirmed about 20. Some remarks were made
by Gen Bennett & Elder Taylor & the meeting
closed.

Baptized 12 & confirmed 20

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Lyman, Amasa Mason
30 Mar 1813 - 4 Feb 1877
288 mentions
Apostle
Bennett, John Cook
3 Aug 1804 - 5 Aug 1867
23 mentions
Taylor, John, b. 1808
1 Nov 1808 - 25 Jul 1887
1828 mentions
Apostle
Smith, Joseph (Jr.)
23 Dec 1805 - 27 Jun 1844
2213 mentions
Pulsipher, Zerah
24 Jun 1788 - 1 Jan 1872
101 mentions

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Joseph the Seer who made some edifying remarks concerning baptism for the dead. He said the Bible supported the doctrin, "why are ye baptized for the dead if the dead rise not &c" if their is one word of the Lord that supports the doctrin it is enough to mak[e] it a true doctrin. Again if we can baptize a man in the Name of the Father of the Son & of the Holy Ghost for the remission of sins it is just as much our privilege to act as an agent & be baptized for the remission of sins for & in behalf of our dead kindred who have not herd the gospel or fulness of it.
~ Joseph Smith

Events

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Wilford appointed manager of the Church's official newspaper Times and Seasons.
Wilford sets type for printing/publishing the Book of Abraham in Times and Seasons.

Mar 27, 1842