Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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presidents, as the case might require. This high council was  appointed by revelation for the purpose of settling important  difficulties, which might arise in the church, which could not  be settled by the church, or the bishop’s council, to the satis faction of the parties.
2 Joseph Smith, jr. and ,  were acknowledged presidents by the voice of the council; and   , , ,  , , , ,  , , and , high priests, were chosen to be a standing council for  the church, by the unanimous voice of the council. The above  named counsellors were then asked whether they accepted  their appointments, and whether they would act in that office  according to the law of heaven: to which they all answered,  that they accepted their appointments, and would fill their of fices according to the grace of God bestowed upon them.
3 The number composing the council, who voted in the name  and for the church in appointing the above named counsellors,  were forty three, as follows: nine high priests, seventeen elders,  four priests and thirteen members.
4 Voted, that the high council can not have power to act  without seven of the above named counsellors, or their regu larly appointed successors, are present. These seven shall  have power to appoint other high priests, whom they may  consider worthy and capable, to act in the place of absent coun sellors.
5 Voted, that whenever any vacancy shall occur by the  death, removal from office for transgression, or removal from  the bounds of this church government, of any one of the above  named counsellors, it shall be filled by the nomination of the  president or presidents, and sanctioned by the voice of a gen eral council of high priests, convened for that purpose, to act  in the name of the church.
6 The president of the church, who is also the president of  the council, is appointed by revelation, and acknowledged, in  his administration, by the voice of the church; and it is accor ding to the dignity of his office, that he should preside over  the high council of the church; and it is his privilege to be as sisted by two other presidents, appointed after the same man ner, that he himself was appointed; and in case of the absence  of one or both of those who are appointed to assist him, he has  power to preside over the council without an assistant; and in  case that he himself is absent, the other presidents have pow er to preside in his stead, both or either of them.
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presidents, as the case might require. This high council was appointed by revelation for the purpose of settling important difficulties, which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the church, or the bishop’s council, to the satisfaction of the parties.
2 Joseph Smith, jr. and , were acknowledged presidents by the voice of the council; and , , , , , , , , , and , high priests, were chosen to be a standing council for the church, by the unanimous voice of the council. The above named counsellors were then asked whether they accepted their appointments, and whether they would act in that office according to the law of heaven: to which they all answered, that they accepted their appointments, and would fill their offices according to the grace of God bestowed upon them.
3 The number composing the council, who voted in the name and for the church in appointing the above named counsellors, were forty three, as follows: nine high priests, seventeen elders, four priests and thirteen members.
4 Voted, that the high council can not have power to act without seven of the above named counsellors, or their regularly appointed successors, are present. These seven shall have power to appoint other high priests, whom they may consider worthy and capable, to act in the place of absent counsellors.
5 Voted, that whenever any vacancy shall occur by the death, removal from office for transgression, or removal from the bounds of this church government, of any one of the above named counsellors, it shall be filled by the nomination of the president or presidents, and sanctioned by the voice of a general council of high priests, convened for that purpose, to act in the name of the church.
6 The president of the church, who is also the president of the council, is appointed by revelation, and acknowledged, in his administration, by the voice of the church; and it is according to the dignity of his office, that he should preside over the high council of the church; and it is his privilege to be assisted by two other presidents, appointed after the same manner, that he himself was appointed; and in case of the absence of one or both of those who are appointed to assist him, he has power to preside over the council without an assistant; and in case that he himself is absent, the other presidents have power to preside in his stead, both or either of them.
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