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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<February 14>
34. 41. 48.
35. 42. Elias Hutchin[g]s 49.
36. 43. Charles Kelly 50.
Daniel Stevens 37. 44. 51.
Bradford Elliot 38. 45. 52.
Hiram Stratton 39. 46. 53.
40. Solomon W. Denton 47. 54.
Peter Buchanan 55. 56.
<Note B. Addenda page 1)>
<Adjournment.> A hymn was then sung “Hark listen to the trumpeters,” &c. President   prayed, and meeting was dismissed for one hour.
“Assembled pursuant to adjournment, and commenced with  prayer. President Joseph Smith Junr said that the first business  of the meeting was for the three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon  to pray, each one, and then proceed to choose twelve men from  the church as Apostles to go to all nations, kindreds, tongues and  people. The three Witnesses, viz, , , and  , united in prayer. These three witnesses were then  blessed by the laying on of the hands of the Presidency. They  witnesses, then, according to a former commandment,  proceeded to make choice of the Twelve. Their names are  as follows:
<Names of the Twelve.—>
1.5.9.
2.6.10.
3.7.11.
4.8.12.
, and  came forward, and the three witnesses laid their hands upon  each one’s head and prayed, separately.
<Blessing of  . 1.> The Blessing of was in the name of Jesus Christ, that he  should bear the tidings of Salvation to nations tongues and  people, until the utmost corners of the earth shall hear the  tidings, and that he shall be a witness of the things of God  to nations and tongues, and that holy angels shall administer  to him occasionally, and that no power of the enemy shall  prevent him from going forth and doing the work of the  Lord; and that he shall live until the gathering is accomplish ed according to the holy prophets; and that he should be like  unto Enoch; and his faith shall be like unto his his, and he  shall be called great among all the living; and satan shall  tremble before him, and he shall see the savior come and  stand upon the earth with power and great glory.
<Blessing of  . 2> The Blessing of was, That he should be strong  in body, that he might go forth and gather the Elect prepar atory to the great day of the coming of the Lord, and that he  might be strong and mighty declaring the tidings to nations  that know not God, that he may add ten talents, that he may  come to Zion with many sheaves. He shall go forth from land  to land and from Sea to Sea, and shall behold heavenly [p. 565]
February 14
34. 41. 48.
35. 42. Elias Hutchings 49.
36. 43. Charles Kelly 50.
Daniel Stevens 37. 44. 51.
Bradford Elliot 38. 45. 52.
Hiram Stratton 39. 46. 53.
40. Solomon W. Denton 47. 54.
Peter Buchanan 55. 56.
Note B. Addenda page 1)
Adjournment. A hymn was then sung “Hark listen to the trumpeters,” &c. President prayed, and meeting was dismissed for one hour.
“Assembled pursuant to adjournment, and commenced with prayer. President Joseph Smith Junr said that the first business of the meeting was for the three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon to pray, each one, and then proceed to choose twelve men from the church as Apostles to go to all nations, kindreds, tongues and people. The three Witnesses, viz, , , and , united in prayer. These three witnesses were then blessed by the laying on of the hands of the Presidency. The witnesses, then, according to a former commandment, proceeded to make choice of the Twelve. Their names are as follows:
Names of the Twelve.—
1.5.9.
2.6.10.
3.7.11.
4.8.12.
, and came forward, and the three witnesses laid their hands upon each one’s head and prayed, separately.
Blessing of . 1. The Blessing of was in the name of Jesus Christ, that he should bear the tidings of Salvation to nations tongues and people, until the utmost corners of the earth shall hear the tidings, and that he shall be a witness of the things of God to nations and tongues, and that holy angels shall administer to him occasionally, and that no power of the enemy shall prevent him from going forth and doing the work of the Lord; and that he shall live until the gathering is accomplished according to the holy prophets; and that he should be like unto Enoch; and his faith shall be like unto his, and he shall be called great among all the living; and satan shall tremble before him, and he shall see the savior come and stand upon the earth with power and great glory.
Blessing of . 2 The Blessing of was, That he should be strong in body, that he might go forth and gather the Elect preparatory to the great day of the coming of the Lord, and that he might be strong and mighty declaring the tidings to nations that know not God, that he may add ten talents, that he may come to Zion with many sheaves. He shall go forth from land to land and from Sea to Sea, and shall behold heavenly [p. 565]
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