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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the church, without the advice and consent of the presiding  <May 2.> elder of that branch. If the first Seventy are all employed,  and there is a call for more laborers, it will be the duty of  the seven presidents of the first seventy, to call and ordain  <Other Seventy  called & ordained.> other seventy, and send them forth to labor in the vineyard,  until, if needs be, they set apart seven times seventy, and even  until there are one hundred and forty and four thousand thus  set apart to the ministry. The Seventy are not to attend the con ferences of the twelve unless they are called upon, or requested so  <The twelve & Seventy  to depend on the  church for support.> to do, by the twelve. The twelve and the seventy have particularly  to depend upon their ministry for their support, and that of  their families, and they have a right by virtue of their offices  to call upon the churches to assist them.
< ord.  Presidents of the  seventy to travel> “Elder was ordained one of the 70. The circumstances of  the Presidents of the seventy were severally considered, relative to  their traveling in the vineyard, and it was unanimously agreed  that they should hold themselves in readiness to go at the call  of the twelve, when the Lord opens the way. Twenty seven of the  <The 70 to travel.> seventy were also considered, and it was decided they should  hold themselves in readiness to travel in the ministry at the  call of the presidents of the seventy, as the Lord opens the way.
<Adjournment> “After an adjournment of one hour the council re-assembled, and  the addition of the high council of , and the bishop of  <High Council &  Bishops present> Zion and with their councils, who were not present in  the morning as before stated. was suspended as an  elder and member, until investigation could be had before the  bishop’s court. Complaint having been preferred against him  <Lorenzo Barns. &c.  ordained to 70> by .— Lorenzo Barn[e]s was ordained one of the seventy,  also, Henry Banner, Michael Griffith, , and Lebbeus  T. Coon [Libbeus T. Coons].— who together with twenty others, were called upon to hold  themselves in readiness to travel where when circumstances might permit.
<Elders of  called to be ready.> “The elders of and its vicinity were then called upon, or their  circumstances considered; and their names being enroled, President  Joseph Smith Jun arose, with the list in his hand, an[d] made some  very appropriate remarks, relative to the deliverance of Zion; and  so much of the authority of the church being present, moved that  <Struggle for Zion.> we never give up the struggle for Zion even until death, or until  Zion is redeemed. The vote was unanimous and with deep feeling.  <All elders bound  to travel> Voted that all the elders of the church are bound to travel in  the world to preach the gospel with all their might mind and  strength, when their circumstances will admit of it, and that the  door is now opened. Voted that Elder ,  <Door opened to  the house of Joseph  By .> and Amos Orton, are appointed to go and preach the gospel to the  remnants of Joseph; The door to be opened by elder ,  and this will open the door to the whole house of Joseph. Voted  that when another seventy is required, the presidency of the first  <Presidency of First  70, to choose next 70.> seventy shall choose ordain and set them apart from among the  most experienced of <the> Elders of the church. Voted that whenever the labor, [p. 590]
the church, without the advice and consent of the presiding May 2. elder of that branch. If the first Seventy are all employed, and there is a call for more laborers, it will be the duty of the seven presidents of the first seventy, to call and ordain Other Seventy called & ordained. other seventy, and send them forth to labor in the vineyard, until, if needs be, they set apart seven times seventy, and even until there are one hundred and forty and four thousand thus set apart to the ministry. The Seventy are not to attend the conferences of the twelve unless they are called upon, or requested so The twelve & Seventy to depend on the church for support. to do, by the twelve. The twelve and the seventy have particularly to depend upon their ministry for their support, and that of their families, and they have a right by virtue of their offices to call upon the churches to assist them.
ord. Presidents of the seventy to travel “Elder was ordained one of the 70. The circumstances of the Presidents of the seventy were severally considered, relative to their traveling in the vineyard, and it was unanimously agreed that they should hold themselves in readiness to go at the call of the twelve, when the Lord opens the way. Twenty seven of the The 70 to travel. seventy were also considered, and it was decided they should hold themselves in readiness to travel in the ministry at the call of the presidents of the seventy, as the Lord opens the way.
Adjournment “After an adjournment of one hour the council re-assembled, , High Council & Bishops present . was suspended as an elder and member, until investigation could be had before the bishop’s court. Complaint having been preferred against him Lorenzo Barns. &c. ordained to 70 by .— Lorenzo Barnes was ordained one of the seventy, also, Henry Banner, Michael Griffith, , and Lebbeus T. Coon [Libbeus T. Coons].— who together with twenty others, were called upon to hold themselves in readiness to travel when circumstances might permit.
Elders of called to be ready. “The elders of and its vicinity were then called upon, or their circumstances considered; and their names being enroled, President Joseph Smith Jun arose, with the list in his hand, and made some very appropriate remarks, relative to the deliverance of Zion; and so much of the authority of the church being present, moved that Struggle for Zion. we never give up the struggle for Zion even until death, or until Zion is redeemed. The vote was unanimous and with deep feeling. All elders bound to travel Voted that all the elders of the church are bound to travel in the world to preach the gospel with all their might mind and strength, when their circumstances will admit of it, and that the door is now opened. Voted that Elder , Door opened to the house of Joseph By . and Amos Orton, are appointed to go and preach the gospel to the remnants of Joseph; The door to be opened by elder , and this will open the door to the whole house of Joseph. Voted that when another seventy is required, the presidency of the first Presidency of First 70, to choose next 70. seventy shall choose ordain and set them apart from among the most experienced of the Elders of the church. Voted that whenever the labor, [p. 590]
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