Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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General Assembly, 17 August 1835

GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 
At a General Assembly of the Church of the Latter Day Saints,  according to previous notice, held on the 17th of August, 1835  to take into consideration the labors of a certain committee  which had been appointed by a General Assembly of Septem ber 24, 1834, as follows:
 
“The Assembly being duly organized, and after transacting  certain business of the church, proceeded to appoint a commit tee to arrange the items of doctrine of Jesus Christ, for the  government of his church of the Latter Day Saints, which  church was organized and commenced its rise on the 6th day  of April, 1830. These items are to be taken from the bible,  book of Mormon, and the revelations which have been given  to said church up to this date, or shall be until such arrange ment is made.
“Elder , for the assembly, moved that pre siding elders, Joseph Smith, jr. , and compose said committee. The  nomination was seconded by elder , whereupon  it received the unanimous vote of the assembly.
(Signed.),)Clerks.”
.)
Wherefore Presidents and , proceed ed and organized the high council of the church at ,  and Presidents and proceeded and  organized the high council of the church in . Bishop   proceeded and organized his counsellors of  the church in , and acting Bishop , organi zed the counsellors of the church in : and also Presidents  , , and , organized the council of the seventy; and also,  Elder , acting President, organized the travelling  Elders; and also , acting President organized the  Priests; and also , acting President, organized  the Teachers; and also , acting President, or ganized the Deacons; and also , assisted by  John Young, , Andrew H. Aldrich, and Oliver Higley, as Presidents of the day, organized  the whole assembly. Elder appointed cho rister: a hymn was then sung and the services of the day open ed by the prayer of President , and the solemni ties of eternity rested upon the audience. Another hymn was  sung; after transacting some business for the church the audi ence adjourned for one hour. [p. 255]

General Assembly, 17 August 1835

GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
 
At a General Assembly of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, according to previous notice, held on the 17th of August, 1835 to take into consideration the labors of a certain committee which had been appointed by a General Assembly of September 24, 1834, as follows:
 
“The Assembly being duly organized, and after transacting certain business of the church, proceeded to appoint a committee to arrange the items of doctrine of Jesus Christ, for the government of his church of the Latter Day Saints, which church was organized and commenced its rise on the 6th day of April, 1830. These items are to be taken from the bible, book of Mormon, and the revelations which have been given to said church up to this date, or shall be until such arrangement is made.
“Elder , for the assembly, moved that presiding elders, Joseph Smith, jr. , and compose said committee. The nomination was seconded by elder , whereupon it received the unanimous vote of the assembly.
(Signed.),)Clerks.”
.)
Wherefore Presidents and , proceeded and organized the high council of the church at , and Presidents and proceeded and organized the high council of the church in . Bishop proceeded and organized his counsellors of the church in , and acting Bishop , organized the counsellors of the church in : and also Presidents , , and , organized the council of the seventy; and also, Elder , acting President, organized the travelling Elders; and also , acting President organized the Priests; and also , acting President, organized the Teachers; and also , acting President, organized the Deacons; and also , assisted by John Young, , Andrew H. Aldrich, and Oliver Higley, as Presidents of the day, organized the whole assembly. Elder appointed chorister: a hymn was then sung and the services of the day opened by the prayer of President , and the solemnities of eternity rested upon the audience. Another hymn was sung; after transacting some business for the church the audience adjourned for one hour. [p. 255]
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