<4> Wednesday 4 May 4— I spent the day in the upper part of the (IE.) in my private office (so called, because in that room I kept my the Sacred writings, an translated ancient records, and recseived revelation), and in my general business office. or Lodge room, <(IE where the Masonic fraternity met occasionally for want of a better place)> in council with Gen , of , <Patriar[c]h> , <Bishop> , <&> , , , & <& Prests> & , instructing them in the principles and order of the priesthood, attending to washings & anointings, & endowments, and the communication of keys, pertaining to the Aronic Priesthood, and so on to the highe[s]t order of the Melckisedec Pristhood, setting forth the order pertaining to the Ancient of days & all those plans & principles by which any one is enabled to secure the fulness of those blessings which has <been> prepared for the chuch of the first-born, and come up, into and abide in the pesece [presence] of Godin the Eloheim in the eternal worlds. In this council was instituted the Ancient order of thinks things <for, the fi[r]st time> in these last days.— And the communication I made to these this council <of this council> woere of things Spiritul, and to be received only by the spiritual Minded; and there was nothing made known to these men but what will be made known to all Saints, of the last days, so soon as they are prepared to receive, them, once a proper place is prepared to communicate them, even to the weakest of the Saints; therefore let the saints be diligent in building the and all houses which they have been or shall hereafter be commanded of God to build, and wait their time with patience, in all meekness faith, & perseverance unto the end, knowing assuredly that all these things refered to in this council are always governed by the principles of Revelation.
<5> Thuday 5. started for , and the remainder of the council of yesterday continued their meeting at the same place and myself & were received in turn fom the others the same we I had communicated to them the day previous. [p. 11]