Minutes, 17 February 1834

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This day, Feb. 17 1834, a of assembled at in  at the House of bro. Joseph Smith Jur. They proceeded to organize the  , Consisting of twelve high priests, and this  according to the law of God. The names of those who were chosen as  Counsellors, were Joseph Smith Junr. and  Presidents. , , , ,  , , , , , , , and , Coun sellors. Bro. Joseph opened the Council by solem prayer. He then  arose and called upon the high priests, , , and   that were present who had not been nominated as Counsellors  to pass their vote whether they were satisfied with the appointment or  nomination of the twelve to Compose the Church Council. It was the  unanimous voice of all present that those who had been nominated, as above,  should compose a standing Council in . It was also voted  that when any one <or more> of the standing Counsellors was were absent, their vacancy  should be filled by any high priests whom the majority of the Council  should nominate or choose,
Provideing that no Council shall be held unless seven of the above  named Counsellors are present, or their successors. The above  named Counsellors all manifested a willingness to act according  to their appointment, the Lord being their helper. Bro acted in the place of . There were nine  high priests present and acted in the appointment of the above  named Counsellors, also seventeen Elders, and four priests with thirteen  private members. Bro Joseph then said he would show the order  of Councils in ancient days (see 27 & 28 pages) as shown to [p. 29]
This day, Feb. 17 1834, a of assembled in at the House of bro. Joseph Smith Jur. They proceeded to organize the , Consisting of twelve high priests, and this according to the law of God. The names of those who were chosen were Joseph Smith Junr. and Presidents. , , , , , , , , , , , and , Counsellors. Bro. Joseph opened the Council by solem prayer. He then arose and called upon the high priests, , , and that were present who had not been nominated as Counsellors to pass their vote whether they were satisfied with the appointment or nomination of the twelve to Compose the Church Council. It was the unanimous voice of all present that those who had been nominated, as above, should compose a standing Council in . It was also voted that when any one or more of the standing Counsellors were absent, their vacancy should be filled by any high priests whom the majority of the Council should nominate or choose,
Provideing that no Council shall be held unless seven of the above named Counsellors are present, or their successors. The above named Counsellors all manifested a willingness to act according to their appointment, the Lord being their helper. Bro acted in the place of . There were nine high priests present and acted in the appointment of the above named Counsellors, also seventeen Elders, and four priests with thirteen private members. Bro Joseph then said he would show the order of Councils in ancient days (see 27 & 28 pages) as shown to [p. 29]
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