Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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28 March 1836 • Monday

March 28th 1836
This afternoon the Twelve met in council and  had a time of general confession.
On reviewing our past course we are satis fied and feel to confess also that we have not real ized the importance of our calling to that degree  that we ought, we have been light minded and  vain and in many things done wrong, wrong.  For all these things we have asked the forgiveness  of our Heavenly Father, and wherein we have  grieved or wounded the feelings of the Presidency  we ask their forgiveness.
The time has come when we are about to sep erate, and when we shall meet again, God only  knows, We therefore feel to ask him whom  we have acknowledged to be our Prophet and Seer  that he enquire of God for us and obtain a written  revelation, (if consistent) that we may look upon it  when we are seperated. that our hearts may be  comforted. Our worthiness has not inspired us to  make this request but our unworthiness.
We have unitedly asked God, our Heavenly Father to  grant unto us through his Seer, a revelation of his  mind and will concerning our duty the coming  season even a great revelation that will enlarge  our hearts, comfort us in adversity and brighten  our hopes amidst the powers of Darkness.
To President J. Smith Junr.))Clerks
Ohio))
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28 March 1836 • Monday

March 28th 1836
This afternoon the Twelve met in council and had a time of general confession.
On reviewing our past course we are satisfied and feel to confess also that we have not realized the importance of our calling to that degree that we ought, we have been light minded and vain and in many things done wrong, wrong. For all these things we have asked the forgiveness of our Heavenly Father, and wherein we have grieved or wounded the feelings of the Presidency we ask their forgiveness.
The time has come when we are about to seperate, and when we shall meet again, God only knows, We therefore feel to ask him whom we have acknowledged to be our Prophet and Seer that he enquire of God for us and obtain a written revelation, (if consistent) that we may look upon it when we are seperated. that our hearts may be comforted. Our worthiness has not inspired us to make this request but our unworthiness.
We have unitedly asked God, our Heavenly Father to grant unto us through his Seer, a revelation of his mind and will concerning our duty the coming season even a great revelation that will enlarge our hearts, comfort us in adversity and brighten our hopes amidst the powers of Darkness.
To President J. Smith Junr.))Clerks
Ohio))
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