Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they come from God. President then  called the Vote of the Presidency which was carried as follows  That they would receive the Book as the rule of their faith  & practice, and put themselves under the guidance of the  same and also that they were satisfied with the committee  that were chosen to compile it, as having discharged their  duty faithfully. The vote of the High council was then  called and carried in confirmation of the above  Counsellor , then arose and said that  he had examined as many of the revelations contained  in the book as were printed in Zion. & as firmly believes  them as he does the Book of Mormon or the Bible  and also the whole contents of the Book, he then called  for the vote of the High Council from Zion, which they  gave in favor of the Book and also of the committee.  , then arose and read the written testimony  of the 12 Apostles in favor of the Book and the Committe  who compiled it. the Presidents of the 70 Apostles were  then called upon to give their decision on the said Book.  President who was appointed to speak for  the 70, on this occasion took the Book & said that he had  examined the Lectures and many of the Revelations contained  in it, and was perfectly satisfied with the same, and  further, that he knew that they were true by the testimony  of the Holy Spirit of God given unto him; he then called  for the vote of as many of the 70 as were present, which was  unanimously given in favor of the Book, and also that  they were perfectly satisfied with the committee that com piled it. The Book was then presented to  Bishop of , who received it & testified that he had ex amined the Lectures that were contained in it, and that  he believed them beyond a doubt, and the revelations  contained in it he knew were true, for God had testified  to him by his holy Spirit, for many of them were given [p. 104]
they come from God. President then called the Vote of the Presidency which was carried as follows That they would receive the Book as the rule of their faith & practice, and put themselves under the guidance of the same and also that they were satisfied with the committee that were chosen to compile it, as having discharged their duty faithfully. The vote of the High council was then called and carried in confirmation of the above Counsellor , then arose and said that he had examined as many of the revelations contained in the book as were printed in Zion. & as firmly believes them as he does the Book of Mormon or the Bible and also the whole contents of the Book, he then called for the vote of the High Council from Zion, which they gave in favor of the Book and also of the committee. , then arose and read the written testimony of the 12 Apostles in favor of the Book and the Committe who compiled it. the Presidents of the 70 Apostles were then called upon to give their decision on the said Book. President who was appointed to speak for the 70, on this occasion took the Book & said that he had examined the Lectures and many of the Revelations contained in it, and was perfectly satisfied with the same, and further, that he knew that they were true by the testimony of the Holy Spirit of God given unto him; he then called for the vote of as many of the 70 as were present, which was unanimously given in favor of the Book, and also that they were perfectly satisfied with the committee that compiled it. The Book was then presented to Bishop of , who received it & testified that he had examined the Lectures that were contained in it, and that he believed them beyond a doubt, and the revelations contained in it he knew were true, for God had testified to him by his holy Spirit, for many of them were given [p. 104]
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