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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<February 28>
Daniel Stearns Willard Snow,
Lewis Robbins Hiram Stratten [Stratton]
Darwin Richardson Charles Kelley
Solomon Warner Bradford Elliot
<March 1.> The council adjourned to the day following, March 1st., when,  after attending the funeral of Seth Johnson, several, who,  had recently been baptized, were confirmed, and the sac rament <was> administered to the church. Previous to the Adminis tration I spoke of the propriety of this institution in the  church, and urged the importance of doing it with accept ance before the Lord, and asked, How long do you suppose  a man may partake of this ordinance, unworthily and  the Lord not withdraw his Spirit from him? How long  will he thus trifle with sacred things, and the Lord not  give him over to the buffettings of Satan until the day of  redemption? The church should know if they are unworthy  from time to time, to partake, lest the servants of God be  forbidden to administer it. Therefore our hearts ought to humble  themselves, and we to repent of our Sins, and But put away  evil from among us.— After Sacrament the council con tinued the ordination and blessing of those previously called,  also , &, S[olomon] W. Denton— were ordained & blessed.  , and were  blessed, and and were ordained  Presidents of the Seventies.

7–8 March 1835 • Saturday–Sunday

<Minutes of. a " 7  Meeting of the  Church> “ March 7th. 1835. This day a meeting of the Church  of Latter Day Saints, was called for the purpose of blessing in the  name of the Lord those who have heretofore assisted in building  (by their labor and other means.) the in this  place. The Morning was occupied by President Joseph Smith  Junior, in teaching the church the propriety and necessity of  purifying itself. In the after-noon the names of those who had  assisted to build the house were taken, and further instruction  received from President Smith. He said that those who had  distinguished themselves thus far by consecrating to the up building of the , as well as laboring thereon, were  to be remembered; that those who build it should own it, and  have the control of it. After further remarks, those who per formed the labor on the building voted unanimously that they  would continue to labor thereon till the house should be completed,
President was appointed to Lay on hands and  bestow blessings in the name of the Lord. The Presidents were blessed  and , and , The  building committee, <(the last two)> though not present, yet their rights in the [p. 578]
February 28
Daniel Stearns Willard Snow,
Lewis Robbins Hiram Stratten [Stratton]
Darwin Richardson Charles Kelley
Solomon Warner Bradford Elliot
March 1. The council adjourned to the day following, March 1st., when, after attending the funeral of Seth Johnson, several, who, had recently been baptized, were confirmed, and the sacrament was administered to the church. Previous to the Administration I spoke of the propriety of this institution in the church, and urged the importance of doing it with acceptance before the Lord, and asked, How long do you suppose a man may partake of this ordinance, unworthily and the Lord not withdraw his Spirit from him? How long will he thus trifle with sacred things, and the Lord not give him over to the buffettings of Satan until the day of redemption? The church should know if they are unworthy from time to time, to partake, lest the servants of God be forbidden to administer it. Therefore our hearts ought to humble themselves, and we to repent of our Sins, and put away evil from among us.— After Sacrament the council continued the ordination and blessing of those previously called, also , &, Solomon W. Denton— were ordained & blessed. , and were blessed, and and were ordained Presidents of the Seventies.

7–8 March 1835 • Saturday–Sunday

Minutes of. a " 7 Meeting of the Church “ March 7th. 1835. This day a meeting of the Church of Latter Day Saints, was called for the purpose of blessing in the name of the Lord those who have heretofore assisted in building (by their labor and other means.) the in this place. The Morning was occupied by President Joseph Smith Junior, in teaching the church the propriety and necessity of purifying itself. In the after-noon the names of those who had assisted to build the house were taken, and further instruction received from President Smith. He said that those who had distinguished themselves thus far by consecrating to the upbuilding of the , as well as laboring thereon, were to be remembered; that those who build it should own it, and have the control of it. After further remarks, those who performed the labor on the building voted unanimously that they would continue to labor thereon till the house should be completed,
President was appointed to Lay on hands and bestow blessings in the name of the Lord. The Presidents were blessed and , and , The building committee, (the last two) though not present, yet their rights in the [p. 578]
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