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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that the children of men may be profited thereby.[”]
<August 17  General Assembly> Elder bore record of the truth of the Book, and the  council of the Seventy accepted and acknowledged it as the  doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote
<Testimony of  the different  Quorums in  favor of the  Book of Doctrine  & Covenants.> Bishop , bore record of the truth of the Book, and  with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it as the Doctrine  and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Acting Bishop, , bore record of the truth of the Book,  and with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it as  the Doctrine and Covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Acting President, , gave his testimony in favor  of the book, and with the travelling elders, accepted and  acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith  by a unanimous vote.——
, Acting president of the priests, gave his testimony  in favor of the book, and with the priests, accepted and  acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their  faith, by a unanimous vote. , acting  president of the Teachers, gave his testimony in favor of the  book, and they accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine  and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
, acting president of the Deacons, bore record  of the truth of the Book, and they accepted and acknowledged  it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
The venerable assistant President, , then bore record  of the truth of the book, and with his five silver headed assist ants, and the whole congregation, accepted and acknowledged  it, as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unan imous vote. The several authorities, and the general assembly,  by a unanimous vote, accepted of the labors of the committee.
<Article on  Marriage.> President then read the following article on marriage,  which was accepted and adopted, and ordered to be printed in  said book, by a unanimous vote, namely;—
According to the  custom of all civilized nations, marriage is regulated by laws and  ceremonies: therefore we believe, that all marriages in this church of  Christ of Latter Day saints, should be solemnized in a public  <Persons authorized  to solemnize  Marriage.> meeting, or feast, prepared for that purpose: and that the solem nization should be performed by a presiding high priest, High  priest, Bishop, elder, or Priest, not even prohibiting those persons  who are desirous to get married, of being married by other  authority. We believe that it is not right to prohibit members  of this church from marrying out of the church, if it be  their determination so to do, but such persons will be con sidered weak in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ.
<Marriage Ceremony> Marriage should be celebrated with prayer and thanksgiving; and  at the solemnization, the persons to be married, standing together, the  man on the right, and the woman on the left, shall be addressed, by  the person officiating, as he shall be directed by the Holy Spirit; [p. 602]
that the children of men may be profited thereby.”
August 17 General Assembly Elder bore record of the truth of the Book, and the council of the Seventy accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote
Testimony of the different Quorums in favor of the Book of Doctrine & Covenants. Bishop , bore record of the truth of the Book, and with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it as the Doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Acting Bishop, , bore record of the truth of the Book, and with his counsellors, accepted and acknowledged it as the Doctrine and Covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
Acting President, , gave his testimony in favor of the book, and with the travelling elders, accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith by a unanimous vote.——
, Acting president of the priests, gave his testimony in favor of the book, and with the priests, accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote. , acting president of the Teachers, gave his testimony in favor of the book, and they accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
, acting president of the Deacons, bore record of the truth of the Book, and they accepted and acknowledged it as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote.
The venerable assistant President, , then bore record of the truth of the book, and with his five silver headed assistants, and the whole congregation, accepted and acknowledged it, as the doctrine and covenants of their faith, by a unanimous vote. The several authorities, and the general assembly, by a unanimous vote, accepted of the labors of the committee.
Article on Marriage. President then read the following article on marriage, which was accepted and adopted, and ordered to be printed in said book, by a unanimous vote, namely;—
According to the custom of all civilized nations, marriage is regulated by laws and ceremonies: therefore we believe, that all marriages in this church of Christ of Latter Day saints, should be solemnized in a public Persons authorized to solemnize Marriage. meeting, or feast, prepared for that purpose: and that the solemnization should be performed by a presiding high priest, High priest, Bishop, elder, or Priest, not even prohibiting those persons who are desirous to get married, of being married by other authority. We believe that it is not right to prohibit members of this church from marrying out of the church, if it be their determination so to do, but such persons will be considered weak in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Marriage Ceremony Marriage should be celebrated with prayer and thanksgiving; and at the solemnization, the persons to be married, standing together, the man on the right, and the woman on the left, shall be addressed, by the person officiating, as he shall be directed by the Holy Spirit; [p. 602]
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