Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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Afternoon.—After a hymn was sung, arose and introduced the “Book of doctrine and cove nants of the church of the Latter Day Saints,” in behalf of  the committee: he was followed by , who  explained the manner by which they intended to obtain the  voice of the assembly for or against said book: the other two  committee, named above, were absent. According to said ar rangement bore record that the book presented  to the assembly, was true. President , also  arose, and testified that it was true. Elder ,  taking the lead of the high council in , bore record  that the revelations in said book were true, and that the lec tures were judiciously arranged and compiled, and were profit able for doctrine; whereupon the high council of ac cepted and acknowledged them as the doctrine and covenants  of their faith, by a unanimous vote. Elder , ta king the lead of the high council of the church in ,  bore testimony that the revelations in said book were true,  and the said high council of accepted and acknow ledged them as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a  unanimous vote.
President then read the written testimony of  the Twelve, as follows. “The testimony of the witnesses to  the book of the Lord’s commandments, which he gave to his  church through Joseph Smith, jr. who was appointed by the  voice of the church for this purpose: we therefore feel willing  to bear testimony to all the world of mankind, to every crea ture upon the face of all the earth, and upon the islands of the  sea, that the Lord has borne record to our souls, through the  Holy Ghost shed forth upon us, that these commandments were  given by inspiration of God, and are profitable for all men,  and are verily true. We give this testimony unto the world,  the Lord being our helper: and it is through the grace of God,  the Father, and his Son Jesus Christ, that we are permitted  to have this privilege of bearing this testimony unto the world,  in the which we rejoice exceedingly, praying the Lord always,  that the children of men may be profited thereby.” Elder   bore record of the truth of the book and the  council of the Seventy accepted and acknowledged it as the  doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Bishop bore record of the truth of the book,  and with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it as the  doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Actng Bishop, , bore record of the truth of the  book, and with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it  as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous [p. 256]
Afternoon.—After a hymn was sung, arose and introduced the “Book of doctrine and covenants of the church of the Latter Day Saints,” in behalf of the committee: he was followed by , who explained the manner by which they intended to obtain the voice of the assembly for or against said book: the other two committee, named above, were absent. According to said arrangement bore record that the book presented to the assembly, was true. President , also arose, and testified that it was true. Elder , taking the lead of the high council in , bore record that the revelations in said book were true, and that the lectures were judiciously arranged and compiled, and were profitable for doctrine; whereupon the high council of accepted and acknowledged them as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote. Elder , taking the lead of the high council of the church in , bore testimony that the revelations in said book were true, and the said high council of accepted and acknowledged them as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
President then read the written testimony of the Twelve, as follows. “The testimony of the witnesses to the book of the Lord’s commandments, which he gave to his church through Joseph Smith, jr. who was appointed by the voice of the church for this purpose: we therefore feel willing to bear testimony to all the world of mankind, to every creature upon the face of all the earth, and upon the islands of the sea, that the Lord has borne record to our souls, through the Holy Ghost shed forth upon us, that these commandments were given by inspiration of God, and are profitable for all men, and are verily true. We give this testimony unto the world, the Lord being our helper: and it is through the grace of God, the Father, and his Son Jesus Christ, that we are permitted to have this privilege of bearing this testimony unto the world, in the which we rejoice exceedingly, praying the Lord always, that the children of men may be profited thereby.” Elder bore record of the truth of the book and the council of the Seventy accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Bishop bore record of the truth of the book, and with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Actng Bishop, , bore record of the truth of the book, and with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous [p. 256]
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