Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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These are some matters laying before us and I want the brethren to speak their minds freely. I dont want the brethren to be patient stop and consider and dont get in a hurry. We can stop as long as we like, and meet as often as we have a mind to. Dont be in a hurry. We are in eternity and have all eternity before us, and there is no need to be in a hurry.
Councillor said he had no feelings to be in a hurry, yet at the same time he considered it wisdom to eat and strengthen up the body. We may live fifty years & accomplish more in proportion in the same time than has ever been done, and there will yet be work enough. I have told our bishops that they would yet be the presidents over one hundred and fifty thousand bishops, for we will have to tithe the gentiles, and if they don’t live to do it their successors will. We have got fourteen [p. [2]]
These are some matters laying before us and I want the brethren to speak their minds freely. I want the brethren to be patient stop and consider and dont get in a hurry. We can stop as long as we like, and meet as often as we have a mind to. Dont be in a hurry. We are in eternity and have all eternity before us, and there is no need to be in a hurry.
Councillor said he had no feelings to be in a hurry, yet at the same time he considered it wisdom to eat and strengthen up the body. We may live fifty years & accomplish more in proportion in the same time than has ever been done, and there will yet be work enough. I have told our bishops that they would yet be the presidents over one hundred and fifty thousand bishops, for we will have to tithe the gentiles, and if they don’t live to do it their successors will. We have got fourteen [p. [2]]
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