History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 13  High Council> feelings respecting the word of the Lord. President presiding.  The Council was opened by prayer by . After prayer  made a few remarks saying he thought it all important to have the Council—  re-organized, and prepared to do business. He advised the Councillors to be wise  and judicious in all their movements and not hasty in their transactions;  as for his faith it was the same as ever, and he fellowshipped all such as  loved the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in act as well as word.   arose and said he felt as formerly for he had endeavored  to keep a straight forward course; but wherein he had been out of the way,  in any manner he meant to mend in that thing, and he was determined  to do as much as possible, as he would be done by, and his faith was as good  as ever, he was in fellowship with all who wanted to do right. said as to his faith in the work it was the same as ever, he did not  think that Joseph was a fallen prophet, but he believed in every <rev>elation  that had come through him: Still he thought that perhaps Joseph had not  acted in all things according to the best wisdom. yet how far he had been  unwise he could not say; he did not think that Joseph would be removed  and another planted in his stead; but he believed he would still perform  his work, he was still determined to persevere and act in righteousness  in all things so that he might at last gain a crown of glory and reign  in the Kingdom of God. responded with President  ’s feelings and wished still to walk with the brethren.   said that he was firm in the faith and he believed the time  would come when Joseph would stand before Kings, and speak marvelous words.   expressed his feelings in a similar manner—  says his faith is the same as ever, and he has confidence in Br. Joseph as ever.   says he is a firm believer in the Book of Mormon, and  Doctrine and Covenants, and that Br. Joseph is not a fallen prophet, but will  yet be exalted and become very high. John Badger says his confidence  in the work is the same as ever, and his faith, if possible, is stronger than  ever, he believes that it was necessary that these scourges should come.   says that as it respects the scourges which have come upon  us, that the hand of God was in it &c. Samuel Bent says that his  faith is as ever and that he feels to praise God in prisons and in dungeons  and in all circumstances.—— . After some  consultation it was thought expedient to nominate High Priests to fill the vacancies.  The Council was organized as follows No. 1; 2;   3; 4; 5; 6.  John Badger 7; , 8; 9; 10;   11; Samuel Bent 12. Voted that fill the Vacancy  of No. 4, and the place of No. 11, and  John Badger the place of No. 7. and the place  of until he returns. Council adjourned until Friday evening  6 o’clock Closed in prayer by . Clerk.” [p. 867]
December 13 High Council feelings respecting the word of the Lord. President presiding. The Council was opened by prayer by . After prayer made a few remarks saying he thought it all important to have the Council— re-organized, and prepared to do business. He advised the Councillors to be wise and judicious in all their movements and not hasty in their transactions; as for his faith it was the same as ever, and he fellowshipped all such as loved the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in act as well as word. arose and said he felt as formerly for he had endeavored to keep a straight forward course; but wherein he had been out of the way, in any manner he meant to mend in that thing, and he was determined to do as much as possible, as he would be done by, and his faith was as good as ever, he was in fellowship with all who wanted to do right. said as to his faith in the work it was the same as ever, he did not think that Joseph was a fallen prophet, but he believed in every revelation that had come through him: Still he thought that perhaps Joseph had not acted in all things according to the best wisdom. yet how far he had been unwise he could not say; he did not think that Joseph would be removed and another planted in his stead; but he believed he would still perform his work, he was still determined to persevere and act in righteousness in all things so that he might at last gain a crown of glory and reign in the Kingdom of God. responded with President ’s feelings and wished still to walk with the brethren. said that he was firm in the faith and he believed the time would come when Joseph would stand before Kings, and speak marvelous words. expressed his feelings in a similar manner— says his faith is the same as ever, and he has confidence in Br. Joseph as ever. says he is a firm believer in the Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants, and that Br. Joseph is not a fallen prophet, but will yet be exalted and become very high. John Badger says his confidence in the work is the same as ever, and his faith, if possible, is stronger than ever, he believes that it was necessary that these scourges should come. says that as it respects the scourges which have come upon us, that the hand of God was in it &c. Samuel Bent says that his faith is as ever and that he feels to praise God in prisons and in dungeons and in all circumstances.—— . After some consultation it was thought expedient to nominate High Priests to fill the vacancies. The Council was organized as follows No. 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6. John Badger 7; , 8; 9; 10; 11; Samuel Bent 12. Voted that fill the Vacancy of No. 4, and the place of No. 11, and John Badger the place of No. 7. and the place of until he returns. Council adjourned until Friday evening 6 o’clock Closed in prayer by . Clerk.” [p. 867]
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