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

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, and were blessed  <March 8> and was ordained a missionary to the Lamanites.   Erastus Rudd. Josiah Fuller, , Roswell Murray,  <Blessings> Benjamin Wells, Nehemiah Harman, Thomas Hancock, Oliver  Weatherby, Joshua Grant Junr., William Draper Junr., Ransom  Van L.euven [Leuwen], , , and Samuel Wilcox  <Moses Martin> were blessed. Moses Martin who went to , was set apart  to be one of the seventies, and blessed; If thou are not purified  thou wilt not be able to execute thy commission. Thou wilt fall  into snares, and into the hands of enemies who will take thy  <, Clerk.> life. Thou must begin to make a complete reformation in thyself”
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March 1835
The following belong to the seventies, but the date of their ordinatins  <Names of some of  the seventies> is not definitely known. Milo Andross, Joseph Winchester, , , Henry Brown, Nelson Higgins, (Hezekiah  Fisk was blessed, but was not one of the seventies,) Henry Beaman,  Jesse Huntsman, , , Henry Herriman,  and . James L. Thompson was blessed but not orda ined.
12 March 1835 • Thursday
<12  Council of the—  Twelve.> “ March 12th 1835. This evening the Twelve assembled,  and the Council was opened by prayer president Joseph Smith Junr.  and he proposed that we take our first mission through  the eastern States, to the Atlantic Ocean, and hold con ferences in the vicinity of the several branches of the church  for the pupose of regulating all things necessary for their  welfare. It was proposed that the Twelve leave on  the 4th of May, which was unanimously agreed to. It was  then proposed that during their present mission Elder should open the door to the remnants of Joseph  who dwell among the Gentiles, which was carried. It was  motioned and voted that the twelve should hold their  <appointments for  Conferences in the  Eastern States &c.> first conference in , May 2d; in New  York, May 9th: In N.Y. May 22nd.: In Lyonstown  N.Y. June 5th.: On Pillow Point, June 19th.: In West Lo boro, Upper Canida, June 29th.: In Johnsbury, Vermont,  July 17th.: In Bradford, Massachusetts, August 7th.: In Dover  New Hampshire, September 4th., In , Maine, September  18th.: Farmington, Maine, October 2d.
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28 March 1835 • Saturday
<x 28.  Minutes of a  council of the  Twelve.> March 28th This afternoon the Twelve met in  council and had a time of general confession. On reviewing  our past course, we are satisfied, and feel to confess also,  that we have not realized the importance of our callings  to that degree that we ought. We have been light minded  and vain, and in many things done wrong, wrong. For  all these things we have asked the forgiveness of our heavenly  Father, and wherein we have grieved or wounded the  feelings of the presidency, we ask their forgiveness,  The time when we are about to seperate, and when we  shall meet again God only knows. We therefore feel to [p. 581]
, and were blessed March 8 and was ordained a missionary to the Lamanites. Erastus Rudd. Josiah Fuller, , Roswell Murray, Blessings Benjamin Wells, Nehemiah Harman, Thomas Hancock, Oliver Weatherby, Joshua Grant Junr., William Draper Junr., Ransom Van L.euven [Leuwen], , , and Samuel Wilcox Moses Martin were blessed. Moses Martin who went to , was set apart to be one of the seventies, and blessed; If thou are not purified thou wilt not be able to execute thy commission. Thou wilt fall into snares, and into the hands of enemies who will take thy , Clerk. life. Thou must begin to make a complete reformation in thyself”
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March 1835
The following belong to the seventies, but the date of their ordinatins Names of some of the seventies is not definitely known. Milo Andross, Joseph Winchester, , , Henry Brown, Nelson Higgins, (Hezekiah Fisk was blessed, but was not one of the seventies,) Henry Beaman, Jesse Huntsman, , , Henry Herriman, and . James L. Thompson was blessed but not ordained.
12 March 1835 • Thursday
12 Council of the— Twelve. “ March 12th 1835. This evening the Twelve assembled, and the Council was opened by president Joseph Smith Junr. and he proposed that we take our first mission through the eastern States, to the Atlantic Ocean, and hold conferences in the vicinity of the several branches of the church for the pupose of regulating all things necessary for their welfare. It was proposed that the Twelve leave on the 4th of May, which was unanimously agreed to. It was then proposed that during their present mission Elder should open the door to the remnants of Joseph who dwell among the Gentiles, which was carried. It was motioned and voted that the twelve should hold their appointments for Conferences in the Eastern States &c. first conference in , May 2d; in New York, May 9th: In N.Y. May 22nd.: In Lyonstown N.Y. June 5th.: On Pillow Point, June 19th.: In West Loboro, Upper Canida, June 29th.: In Johnsbury, Vermont, July 17th.: In Bradford, Massachusetts, August 7th.: In Dover New Hampshire, September 4th., In , Maine, September 18th.: Farmington, Maine, October 2d.
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28 March 1835 • Saturday
x 28. Minutes of a council of the Twelve. March 28th This afternoon the Twelve met in council and had a time of general confession. On reviewing our past course, we are satisfied, and feel to confess also, that we have not realized the importance of our callings to that degree that we ought. We have been light minded and vain, and in many things done wrong, wrong. For all these things we have asked the forgiveness of our heavenly Father, and wherein we have grieved or wounded the feelings of the presidency, we ask their forgiveness, The time when we are about to seperate, and when we shall meet again God only knows. We therefore feel to [p. 581]
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