History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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some observations respecting the order of the day and the  great importance responsibility we are under, to transact  all our business in righteousness before the Lord, inasmuch  as our descisions will have a bearing upon all mankind  and upon all generations to come. The song Adam Ondi  Ahman was sung & council opened by prayer; & proceeded to  business by reading the rules & regulations to govern the , as drafted by the committee chosen for that  purpose. The vote of the presidency was called upon these  rules; some exceptions were taken by Pres. which  he withdrew on an explanation, and the vote passed un animously.— The subject was then laid before the high  council of and after some altercation their vote  was called and unanimously passed in favour of  the rules.— The investigation was then thrown before  the high council of ; some inquiry was made  upon some particular items, which were soon settled, and  their vote called and passed unanimously in favour  of them.— The quorum of the twelve investigated the subject  next, and their vote called & unanimously passed in  favour of them.— Council adjourned for one hour.
1. oclock P.M. council called to order & proceeded to business.  The subject of the rules & regulations to govern the , came next in order before the quorum of the  seventy, their vote called and carried unanimously.
The question was then thrown before the in   & his councillors, their vote called & carried in  the affirmative.— The above named bill having now  passed unanimously through all the quorums, in their  order, it is received & established as a law to govern the in .— In the investigation which has  been had today upon the above mentioned subject; he (Joseph)  saw that many who had deliberated upon it, were darkened  in their minds respecting it; which drew forth the following  remarks from him, concerning the privileges of the authorities  of the church; that they should each speak in his turn,  and in his place, and in his time & season, that their may  be perfect order in all things, and that every man before  he makes an objection to any item that is thrown before  them for their consideration, should be certain that he [p. 178]
some observations respecting the order of the day and the great responsibility we are under, to transact all our business in righteousness before the Lord, inasmuch as our descisions will have a bearing upon all mankind and upon all generations to come. The song Adam Ondi Ahman was sung & council opened by prayer; & proceeded to business by reading the rules & regulations to govern the , as drafted by the committee chosen for that purpose. The vote of the presidency was called upon these rules; some exceptions were taken by Pres. which he withdrew on an explanation, and the vote passed unanimously.— The subject was then laid before the high council of and after some altercation their vote was called and unanimously passed in favour of the rules.— The investigation was then thrown before the high council of ; some inquiry was made upon some particular items, which were soon settled, and their vote called and passed unanimously in favour of them.— The quorum of the twelve investigated the subject next, and their vote called & unanimously passed in favour of them.— Council adjourned for one hour.
1. oclock P.M. council called to order & proceeded to business. The subject of the rules & regulations to govern the , came next in order before the quorum of the seventy, their vote called and carried unanimously.
The question was then thrown before the in & his councillors, their vote called & carried in the affirmative.— The above named bill having now passed unanimously through all the quorums, in their order, it is received & established as a law to govern the in .— In the investigation which has been had today upon the above mentioned subject; he (Joseph) saw that many who had deliberated upon it, were darkened in their minds respecting it; which drew forth the following remarks from him, concerning the privileges of the authorities of the church; that they should each speak in his turn, and in his place, and in his time & season, that their may be perfect order in all things, and that every man before he makes an objection to any item that is thrown before them for their consideration, should be certain that he [p. 178]
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