Elders’ Journal, August 1838

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of the meeting, which was to organize  a Presidency, and High Council, to  preside over this stake of Zion, and at tend to the affairs of the church in . It was then motioned,  seconded and carried, by the unani mous voice of the assembly, that Pr’s  , should act as President of  the stake of . was unanimously chosen  1st and 2nd counsellors.  After prayer, the Presidents proceded  to the ordination of as 2nd  assistant counsellor.  was then chosen acting Bishop pro  tempore by the unanimous voice of the  assembly. President , then  proceded to organize the high council.  The counsellors were chosen accord ing to the following order, by a unani mous vote. John Lemon 1st, 2nd, 3rd,  Daniel Carter 4th, Isaac Perry 5th,   6th, Alanson Brown  7th, Thomas Gordon 8th, Lorenzo  Barnes 9th, 10th,  Harvey Olmstead [Olmsted] 11th,  12th.
After the ordination of the counsel lors, who had not previously been or dained to the high priesthood. Presi dent J. Smith Jr. made remarks by  way of charge to the Presidents and  counsellors, instructing them in the du ty of their callings, and the responsibil ity of their stations; exhorting them  to be cautious and deliberate, in all  their councils, and to be careful to act  in righteousness in all things. Presi dent , and , then made some remarks.  Lorenzo Barnes was unanimously cho sen clerk of this council and stake;  and after singing the well known hymn  Adam-ondi-ahman, the meeting closed  by prayer by , and a  benediction by Pres. J. Smith Jr.
, Mo.)
Daviess Co. June 28 1838.)
J. SMITH Jr. Chairman.
Lorenzo Barnes) Clerks,
Isaac Perry.)
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July 9th 1838.
A Council of the twelve apostles of  the last days, assembled at ,  agreeable to a revelation given July 8  1838.
Council called to order,  presiding.
Persons present belonging to said  quorums.
,,
.,
.
Council opened by prayer by .  Resolved, 1st that the persons who are  to fill the place of those fallen, be im mediately notified, to come to . Also those of the twelve who  are not present.
Resolved, 2nd that no tify , & , noti fy , & notify who is now in England.
And voted, that , pub lish the same in the next Journal.
then gave some in structions, concerning the provisions  necessary to be made for the families  of the twelve, while laboring in the  cause of their Redeemer; advising  them to instruct their converts to move  without delay to the places of gather ing, and their to strictly attend to the  law of God.
, pres’t.
. Clerk.
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ON THE DUTY OF HUSBAND  AND WIFE.
It is the duty of a husband to love,  cherish, and nourish his wife, and  cleave unto her and none else; he  ought to honor her as himself, and he  ought to regard her feelings with ten derness, for she is his flesh, and his  bone, designed to be an help unto him,  both in temporal , and spiritual things;  one into whose bosom he can pour all  his complaints without reserve, who is  willing (being designed) to take part of  his burden, to soothe and encourage  his feelings by her gentle voice. It is  the place of the man, to stand at the  head of his family, and be lord of his  own house, not to rule over his wife as  a tyrant, neither as one who is fearful  or jealous that his wife will get out of  her place, and prevent him from exer cising his authority. It is his duty to  be a man of God (for a man of God is  a man of wisdom.) ready at all times  to obtain from the scriptures, the reve lations, and from on high, such instruc tions as are necessary for the edifica tion, and salvation of his household.—  And on the other hand, it is the duty  of the wife, to be in subjection to her [p. 61]
of the meeting, which was to organize a Presidency, and High Council, to preside over this stake of Zion, and attend to the affairs of the church in . It was then motioned, seconded and carried, by the unanimous voice of the assembly, that Pr’s , should act as President of the stake of . was unanimously chosen 1st and 2nd counsellors. After prayer, the Presidents proceded to the ordination of as 2nd assistant counsellor. was then chosen acting Bishop pro tempore by the unanimous voice of the assembly. President , then proceded to organize the high council. The counsellors were chosen according to the following order, by a unanimous vote. John Lemon 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Daniel Carter 4th, Isaac Perry 5th, 6th, Alanson Brown 7th, Thomas Gordon 8th, Lorenzo Barnes 9th, 10th, Harvey Olmstead [Olmsted] 11th, 12th.
After the ordination of the counsellors, who had not previously been ordained to the high priesthood. President J. Smith Jr. made remarks by way of charge to the Presidents and counsellors, instructing them in the duty of their callings, and the responsibility of their stations; exhorting them to be cautious and deliberate, in all their councils, and to be careful to act in righteousness in all things. President , and , then made some remarks. Lorenzo Barnes was unanimously chosen clerk of this council and stake; and after singing the well known hymn Adam-ondi-ahman, the meeting closed by prayer by , and a benediction by Pres. J. Smith Jr.
, Mo.)
Daviess Co. June 28 1838.)
J. SMITH Jr. Chairman.
Lorenzo Barnes) Clerks,
Isaac Perry.)
————
July 9th 1838.
A Council of the twelve apostles of the last days, assembled at , agreeable to a revelation given July 8 1838.
Council called to order, presiding.
Persons present belonging to said quorums.
,,
.,
.
Council opened by prayer by . Resolved, 1st that the persons who are to fill the place of those fallen, be immediately notified, to come to . Also those of the twelve who are not present.
Resolved, 2nd that notify , & , notify , & notify who is now in England.
And voted, that , publish the same in the next Journal.
then gave some instructions, concerning the provisions necessary to be made for the families of the twelve, while laboring in the cause of their Redeemer; advising them to instruct their converts to move without delay to the places of gathering, and their to strictly attend to the law of God.
, pres’t.
. Clerk.
————
ON THE DUTY OF HUSBAND AND WIFE.
It is the duty of a husband to love, cherish, and nourish his wife, and cleave unto her and none else; he ought to honor her as himself, and he ought to regard her feelings with tenderness, for she is his flesh, and his bone, designed to be an help unto him, both in temporal , and spiritual things; one into whose bosom he can pour all his complaints without reserve, who is willing (being designed) to take part of his burden, to soothe and encourage his feelings by her gentle voice. It is the place of the man, to stand at the head of his family, and be lord of his own house, not to rule over his wife as a tyrant, neither as one who is fearful or jealous that his wife will get out of her place, and prevent him from exercising his authority. It is his duty to be a man of God (for a man of God is a man of wisdom.) ready at all times to obtain from the scriptures, the revelations, and from on high, such instructions as are necessary for the edification, and salvation of his household.— And on the other hand, it is the duty of the wife, to be in subjection to her [p. 61]
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