the church, without the advice and
consent of the presiding <May 2.>
elder of that branch. If the first Seventy are all employed, and there is
a call for more laborers, it will be the duty of the seven presidents of
the first seventy, to call and ordain <Other
Seventy called & ordained.>
other seventy, and send them forth to labor in the vineyard, until, if
needs be, they set apart seven times seventy, and even until there are one
hundred and forty and four thousand thus set apart to the ministry. The
Seventy are not to attend the con ferences of the twelve unless they are
called upon, or requested so <The twelve &
Seventy to depend on the church for support.>
to do, by the twelve. The twelve and the seventy have particularly to
depend upon their ministry for their support, and that of their families,
and they have a right by virtue of their offices to call upon the churches
to assist them.
< ord. Presidents of the seventy to
“Elder was ordained one of the 70. The
circumstances of the Presidents of the seventy were severally considered,
relative to their traveling in the vineyard, and it was unanimously agreed
that they should hold themselves in readiness to go at the call of
the twelve, when the Lord opens the way. Twenty seven of the <The 70 to travel.>
seventy were also considered, and it was decided they should hold
themselves in readiness to travel in the ministry at the call of the
presidents of the seventy, as the Lord opens the way.
“After an adjournment of one hour the council re-assembled,
and the bishop of <High Council & Bishops present>
present in the morning as before stated.
was suspended as an elder and member, until investigation
could be had before the bishop’s court. Complaint having been preferred
against him <Lorenzo Barns. &c.
ordained to 70>
Lorenzo Barn[e]s was ordained one of the seventy, also,
Lebbeus T. Coon [Libbeus T.
Coons].— who together with twenty others, were called upon to
hold themselves in readiness to travel where
when circumstances might permit.
called to be ready.>
“The elders of
and its vicinity were then called upon, or their circumstances considered;
and their names being enroled, President Joseph
Smith Jun arose, with the list in his hand, an[d] made some very appropriate remarks,
relative to the deliverance of Zion; and so much of the authority of the
church being present, moved that <Struggle for
we never give up the struggle for Zion even until death, or until Zion is
redeemed. The vote was unanimous and with deep feeling. <All elders bound to travel>
Voted that all the elders of the church are bound to travel in the world
to preach the gospel with all their might mind and strength, when their
circumstances will admit of it, and that the door is now opened. Voted
to the house of Joseph By
Orton, are appointed to go and preach the gospel to the remnants of
Joseph; The door to be opened by elder
, and this will open the door to the whole house of Joseph.
Voted that when another seventy is required, the presidency of the first
<Presidency of First 70, to choose next
seventy shall choose ordain and set them apart from among the most
experienced of <the> Elders of the church. Voted
that whenever the labor,