History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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5th All persons are prohibited from going into the several pulpits  <January 14th.  Rules of the Continued> except the officers who are appointed to officiate in the same.
6th.. All persons are prohibited from cutting, marking, or marring the  inside or outside of the with a knife, pencil or any other  instrument whatsoever, under pain of such penalty as the law  shall inflict
7.th All children are prohibited from assembling in the , above  or below or any part of it to play, or for recreation at any time,  and all parents guardians or masters, shall be amenable for  all damage that shall accrue in consequence of their children
8th All persons, whether beleivers or unbeleivers, shall be treated  with due respect, by the authorities of the Church.
9th No imposition shall be practiced upon any member of the  Church by depriving them of their rights in the house.
Council  adjourned Sini die. Returned home and spent the afternoon.
Towards evening returned from , the  Capital of the . I could spend but little time with him, being  under obligation to attend at es, to join Mr and Mrs in Matrimony; Also Mr   and Miss at the same place,  all which I performed in my usual style, in the midst of a large  assembly. We then partook of some refreshment, and our hearts  were made glad with the fruit of the vine. This is according to  the pattern set by our Savior himself, and we feel disposed to  patronize all the institutions of heaven.

15 January 1836 • Friday

<15.  Council> Friday the 15th. 9. A.M. Met in council agreeable to adjournment  at the council room in the , and organized the authorities  of the church agreeably to their respective offices. I then made  some observations respecting the order of the day, and the great  responsibility we were under to transact all our business in right eousness before God, inasmuch as our decisions will have a  bearing upon all mankind, and upon all generations to come.  Council opened in usual form and proceeded to business by reading  <Rules of the adopted.> the rules and regulations to govern the , three  times: The vote of the Presidency was then called upon these rules,  followed by the High Council of ; the High Council of Zion;  the Twelve; the Seventy; The Bishop’s of Zion and with their  counsellors: each in their turn: and after a few queries, answers,  and debate, the above rules passed the several quorums, in  their order, & by the unanimous voice of the whole. and are therefore  received and established as a law to Govern the  in . In the investigation of this subject, I found that many  who had deliberated upon this subject were darkened in their mind  which drew forth some remarks from me respecting the privileges  of the authorities of the church, that they should each speak in his  turn, and in his place, and in his time and season, that there  may be perfect order in all things, and that every man, before  he makes an objection to any item that is thrown before them, [p. 688]
5th All persons are prohibited from going into the several pulpits January 14th. Rules of the Continued except the officers who are appointed to officiate in the same.
6th.. All persons are prohibited from cutting, marking, or marring the inside or outside of the with a knife, pencil or any other instrument whatever, under pain of such penalty as the law shall inflict
7.th All children are prohibited from assembling in the , above or below or any part of it to play, or for recreation at any time, and all parents guardians or masters, shall be amenable for all damage that shall accrue in consequence of their children
8th All persons, whether beleivers or unbeleivers, shall be treated with due respect, by the authorities of the Church.
9th No imposition shall be practiced upon any member of the Church by depriving them of their rights in the house.
Council adjourned Sini die. Returned home and spent the afternoon.
Towards evening returned from , the Capital of the . I could spend but little time with him, being under obligation to attend at es, to join Mr and Mrs in Matrimony; Also Mr and Miss at the same place, all which I performed in my usual style, in the midst of a large assembly. We then partook of some refreshment, and our hearts were made glad with the fruit of the vine. This is according to the pattern set by our Savior himself, and we feel disposed to patronize all the institutions of heaven.

15 January 1836 • Friday

15. Council Friday the 15th. 9. A.M. Met in council agreeable to adjournment at the council room in the , and organized the authorities of the church agreeably to their respective offices. I then made some observations respecting the order of the day, and the great responsibility we were under to transact all our business in righteousness before God, inasmuch as our decisions will have a bearing upon all mankind, and upon all generations to come. Council opened in usual form and proceeded to business by reading Rules of the adopted. the rules and regulations to govern the , three times: The vote of the Presidency was then called upon these rules, followed by the High Council of ; the High Council of Zion; the Twelve; the Seventy; The Bishop’s of Zion and with their counsellors: each in their turn: and after a few queries, answers, and debate, the above rules passed the several quorums, in their order, & by the unanimous voice of the whole. and are therefore received and established as a law to Govern the in . In the investigation of this subject, I found that many who had deliberated upon this subject were darkened in their mind which drew forth some remarks from me respecting the privileges of the authorities of the church, that they should each speak in his turn, and in his place, and in his time and season, that there may be perfect order in all things, and that every man, before he makes an objection to any item that is thrown before them, [p. 688]
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