John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
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The following is are the names of the  twelve
On the morning of the fifth of May  the twelv took leave of their families  and brethren, to fill their first mission  under this commission, being commissiond  to carry the gospel to Gentile and also  unto Jew. haveing the keys of the gospel  to unlock and then call on others to  promulgate the same.
About the same time there were 70  high priests chosen, who were called Elders,  to be under the direction of the twelve and  assist them according to their needs, and  if seventy were not enough, call 70  more until 70 times 70.
Out of the first 70. were selected and  chosen and ordained for Presindents 7  viz.
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The following are the names of the twelve
On the morning of the fifth of May the twelv took leave of their families and brethren, to fill their first mission under this commission, being commissiond to carry the gospel to Gentile and also unto Jew. haveing the keys of the gospel to unlock and then call on others to promulgate the same.
About the same time there were 70 high priests chosen, who were called Elders, to be under the direction of the twelve and assist them according to their needs, and if seventy were not enough, call 70 more until 70 times 70.
Out of the first 70. were selected chosen and ordained for Presindents 7 viz.
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2
3
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