Minutes, 25–26 October 1831

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Br. said, ever since I my beloved brethren,  ever since I have had an acquaintance with the writing of God I  have [blank] eternity with perfect confidence
Br. said that ever since he had set out to serve the  Lord, not to regard the favor of man but the favor of Heaven.
Br. said that he was anxious that all should be saved  &c. also read two verses in the book of Revelations, also covenanted to give  all for Christ’s sake.
Br. John Smith said that he felt through grace to do the will of  the Lord notwithstanding his extreme old age, also felt to covenant to give  all to the Lord.
Br. said that he had a long time since covenanted  to do the will of God in all things, and also said that it was his desire  to be with the Holy Spirit of promise.
Br. said that he felt to declare to this  that he had all that was his to the Lord, and also was desirous to  do all for the glory of God.
Br. said that he was thankful that he had been spared  & preserved to go to the land of according to the of the Lord,  for he received it as from his mouth & also thanked the Lord that his feet  had troden upon the consecrated ground which was the of the  Saints. Testified that the book of Mormon was true, Mourned because  of the falling away since he took his journey to the Land of .
Br. said that he blessed the name of the Lord that he  could bear testimony of the truth of the book of Mormon, and also consecrated all  to God before he was , he was also determined to go on to the end of  his life
Br. said he gave all his ability to do the work of the Lord.
Br. Major N. Ashley said that it was by the help of the Lord that he had been  preserved, yet his greatest fear was for those who were weak in the faith.
Br. said that he rejoiced while he heard those give their testi mony who had been up to the land of , said he had many times been directed  by the Spirit of God, also felt to do the will of the Lord in all things, &c.
Br. said that he had professed religion for a number of years, also felt  to bear testimony of the goodness of God, and to consecrate all to the Lord. [p. 12]
Br. said, my beloved brethren, ever since I have had an acquaintance with the writing of God I have [blank] eternity with perfect confidence
Br. said that ever since he had set out to serve the Lord, not to regard the favor of man but the favor of Heaven.
Br. said that he was anxious that all should be saved &c. also read two verses in the book of Revelations, also covenanted to give all for Christ’s sake.
Br. John Smith said that he felt through grace to do the will of the Lord notwithstanding his extreme old age, also felt to covenant to give all to the Lord.
Br. said that he had a long time since covenanted to do the will of God in all things, and also said that it was his desire to be with the Holy Spirit of promise.
Br. said that he felt to declare to this that he had all that was his to the Lord, and also was desirous to do all for the glory of God.
Br. said that he was thankful that he had been spared & preserved to go to the land of according to the of the Lord, for he received it as from his mouth & also thanked the Lord that his feet had troden upon the consecrated ground which was the of the Saints. Testified that the book of Mormon was true, Mourned because of the falling away since he took his journey to the Land of .
Br. said that he blessed the name of the Lord that he could bear testimony of the truth of the book of Mormon, and also consecrated all to God before he was , he was also determined to go on to the end of his life
Br. said he gave all his ability to do the work of the Lord.
Br. Major N. Ashley said that it was by the help of the Lord that he had been preserved, yet his greatest fear was for those who were weak in the faith.
Br. said that he rejoiced while he heard those give their testimony who had been up to the land of , said he had many times been directed by the Spirit of God, also felt to do the will of the Lord in all things, &c.
Br. said that he had professed religion for a number of years, also felt to bear testimony of the goodness of God, and to consecrate all to the Lord. [p. 12]
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