Record of the Twelve, 14 February–28 August 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and his   and , from Zion Mo. Also  Bishop and his counsellors and , and also, some of the   with their (Viz) , , , , ,   and . ( was absent.)
These authorities were present together with a great  many other of the church from different parts.  In the midst of this grand assemblage, President J  Smith Jun arose and made many remarks, among which  were the following. “It will be the duty of the twelve  when in council to take their seats together according to  their ages. The oldest to be seated as the head, and preside  in the first council, the next oldest in the second; and so  on until the youngest has presided.”
The twelve Apostles have no right to go  into Zion or any of its where there is a  regular established, to regulate any mattrs  pertaining thereto: But it is their duty to go abroad  and regulate and set in order all matters relative  to the different of the .’
When the twelve are all together or a   of them in any church, they have authority  to act independently of the church and form decisions  and those decisions will be valid; but where there is not  a quorum of them together, they must transact busin ess by the common consent of the church.
No standing hig[h] council has authority to go  into the churches abroad and regulate the matters  thereof, for this belongs to the Twelve. [p. 6]
, , , , , and .—
and his and , from Zion Mo. Also Bishop and his counsellors and , and also, some of the with their (Viz) , , , , , and . ( was absent.)
These authorities were present together with a great many other of the church from different parts. In the midst of this grand assemblage, President J Smith Jun arose and made many remarks, among which were the following. “It will be the duty of the twelve when in council to take their seats together according to their ages. The oldest to be seated as the head, and preside in the first council, the next oldest in the second; and so on until the youngest has presided.”
The twelve Apostles have no right to go into Zion or any of its where there is a regular established, to regulate any mattrs pertaining thereto: But it is their duty to go abroad and regulate and set in order all matters relative to the different of the .’
When the twelve are all together or a of them in any church, they have authority to act independently of the church and form decisions and those decisions will be valid; but where there is not a quorum of them together, they must transact business by the common consent of the church.
No standing high council has authority to go into the churches abroad and regulate the matters thereof, for this belongs to the Twelve. [p. 6]
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