Minutes, 17 August 1835

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hearing shall be restored, if faithful angels, shall minister  unto thee around thy death bed, and bear thy departing spirit  like Lazarus to rest in Abraham’s bosom. to inherit all the  glory of the , even so Amen.
singing at intervals how precious is the name, &c.
Adjourned one hour. The blessings of the spiritual Kingdom  pronounced by
Met again according to adjournment and proceeded to business.  Called the names of all the of the several depart ments of the Assembly and found their full.  
Sung the praise of God as follows, All hail! the power of Jesus <name>,  President arose & rebuked some of the Authorities  for not being in their seats at the time appointed
President then arose with the Book of Doctrine  and Covenants, (284 pages) contain[in]g the faith articles and cov inants of the , then proceeded to take the  vote of the whole House commencing with the Presidents  of Zion. President . arose & spoke in  high commendation of the book aforenamed & said,  That he had examined it carefully, that it was well  arranged and calculated to govern the church in righteous ness, if followed would bring the members to see eye to  eye. And further that he had received the testimony from  God, that the Revelations and contained  therein are true, wherefore, he knew assuredly for  himself having received witness from Heaven, & not  from men. President testified also  that he was well acquainted with the work & knew  it to be true. and from. God. President  arose and testified his Joy, that we have at length receivd  the long wished for document to govern the church in  righteousness and bring the to see eye to eye: and  further that he was present when some of the revelations  contained therein were given, and was satisfied [p. 103]
hearing shall be restored, if faithful angels, shall minister around thy death bed, and bear thy departing spirit like Lazarus to rest in Abraham’s bosom. to inherit all the glory of the , even so Amen.
singing at intervals how precious is the name, &c.
Adjourned one hour. The blessings of the spiritual Kingdom pronounced by
Met again according to adjournment and proceeded to business. Called the names of all the of the several departments of the Assembly and found their full.
Sung the praise of God as follows, All hail! the power of Jesus name, President arose & rebuked some of the Authorities for not being in their seats at the time appointed
President then arose with the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, (284 pages) containing the faith articles and covinants of the , then proceeded to take the vote of the whole House commencing with the Presidents of Zion. President . arose & spoke in high commendation of the book aforenamed & said, That he had examined it carefully, that it was well arranged and calculated to govern the church in righteousness, if followed would bring the members to see eye to eye. And further that he had received the testimony from God, that the Revelations and contained therein are true, wherefore, he knew assuredly for himself having received witness from Heaven, & not from men. President testified also that he was well acquainted with the work & knew it to be true. and from. God. President arose and testified his Joy, that we have at length receivd the long wished for document to govern the church in righteousness and bring the to see eye to eye: and further that he was present when some of the revelations contained therein were given, and was satisfied [p. 103]
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