Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, as Recorded in Gilbert, Notebook [D&C 20]
“Articles and Covenants,” [, Seneca Co., NY, ca. Apr. 1830, though parts may have been received as early as ca. summer 1829]. Version copied [ca. June 1831] in Gilbert, Notebook, –; handwriting of ; Revelations Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Revelation, 27 Feb. 1833 [D&C 89].
unto the remission of their Sins, then Shall they be received unto into the .— The duty of an , , & and members of the Church of Christ— An is an Elder and it is his calling to baptize & to other Elders, Priests, Teachers & deacons and to administer the flesh & blood of Christ according to the & to teach & Expound & Exhort & to baptize & to watch over the Church & to the Church by the & to the and to take the head of all the meetings &c.— The Elders are to conduct the meetings as they are led by the holy Ghost— The Priests duty is to preach teach expound & Exhort & baptize & administer the & visit the House of each member & Exhort them to pray vocally & in secret and also to attend to all family duties & to ordain other priests, Teachers & deacons & take the lead of all meetings but none of these offices is he to do when there is an Elder present but in all cases is to assist the Elder &c.—— [p. ]