Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A Hymn was then sung for dismission (viz.) Hark listen  to the trumpeters they call for volunteers. President  closed by prayer. and dismissed for one hour.
Met pursuant to adjournment & president  opened the meeting by Prayer. President J. Smith Junr. and arose  and said. The first business of the meeting was for the  three witnesses of the Book of Mormon, to pray each  one and then proceed to choose twelve men from the  church as Apostles to go to all nations, kindred  toungs and people. The three Witnesses united in  prayer (Viz) , &  . These three Witnesses were then blessed  by the laying on of the hands of the Presidency. They then  according to a former commandment, proceeded to make  choice of the twelve: The names of are as follows
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,  and came forward  and the three witnesses laid their hands  upon each ones head and prayed  separately. The Blessing of was in the name of Jesus  Christ, that he should bear the  tidings of salvation to nations,  tongues and people, until the  utmost corners of the earth  shall hear the tidings, and  that he shall be a witness  of the things of God to nations & tongues, and  that Holy Angels shall administer to him oc casionally, and that no power of the enemy  shall prevent him from going forth and doing  the work of the Lord. And that he should live until  the gathering was accomplished, according to the Holy  Prophets. And that he should be like unto Enoch. [p. 149]
A Hymn was then sung for dismission (viz.) Hark listen to the trumpeters they call for volunteers. President closed by prayer. and dismissed for one hour.
Met pursuant to adjournment & president opened the meeting by Prayer. President J. Smith Junr. arose and said. The first business of the meeting was for the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon, to pray each one and then proceed to choose twelve men from the church as Apostles to go to all nations, kindred toungs and people. The three Witnesses united in prayer (Viz) , & . These three Witnesses were then blessed by the laying on of the hands of the Presidency. They then according to a former commandment, proceeded to make choice of the twelve: The names are as follows
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2
3
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, and came forward and the three witnesses laid their hands upon each ones head and prayed separately. The Blessing of was in the name of Jesus Christ, that he should bear the tidings of salvation to nations, tongues and people, until the utmost corners of the earth shall hear the tidings, and that he shall be a witness of the things of God to nations & tongues, and that Holy Angels shall administer to him occasionally, and that no power of the enemy shall prevent him from going forth and doing the work of the Lord. And that he should live until the gathering was accomplished, according to the Holy Prophets. And that he should be like unto Enoch. [p. 149]
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