175 years ago today - Dec 6, 1845

[Heber C. Kimball]
Sister Electa Crane, and Sister Brewor, Br. John D. Lee, B. Young went to work on the Alters [of the Nauvoo temple]. Peas dwels here in the Hous of the Lord. We all feel to Rejoice before the Lord that he in His kind providence has permited His servents to finish the Attick. Elder W. W. Phelps come in 20 Minits past Eleven with some seders [cedars]. Br. We[e]ks and Br. [Truman] Angel ware ingaged with us preparing the rooms. ... George Miller, N. K. Whitney come in little past 12. W. Phelps, George Miller, and my self began to fix the Trees. At 1 Oclock the rooms ware cleard of all but those of the Holly Order, so that set things in order fore the Sabath ... Returned back to the Temple, put up the Looking glasses, and Maps and potrats. As William W. Majors [an English artist] brought som up from his chop [shop] to Adorn our room. The trees set in order in the garden. Sister Elzebeth Ann Whitney come in and sode [sewed] on the fringe, going over the Top of the canvas running threw the room crost from North to South. G. A. Smith and Amasa Lyman come in three in the after [noon], Sister Clarisa and Emily Cutler mad[e] a Coten [cotten] Veil going before the Linnen Veil. Jullia Durphy assisted in making the Veil Linnen, Joseph L. Heywood come in to our upper room as the sun was setting. L. Wodworth put up the clock on west end of the East room.

Sister Sophia Lyon[s], Brought me in a fine rocken chare [rocking chair] and a comforter. She has also brought in pictures, and Evergreens R. Cutler got over the River 369.25, three hunred and sixty nine dollars and twenty five cents. The cours [coarse] Veil was put up this Eve by B. Young, R. Cahoon.

Of the Twelve Present, President B. Young, H. C. Kimball, G. A. Smith, A. Limon, J. Tailor, High Preas A. Cutler, R. Cahoon, I. Morly, John Smith, W. W. Phelps, N. K. Whitney, G. Miller, Wm. Claton, L. Woodworth, Joseph Kingsbury, O. Spencer. We clothed, and praid all to gether. Twelve and High Preas. W. W. Phelps being Mouth, the Lord was with us.

[Kimball, Stanley B. ed, On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball]

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