Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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March 1st 1835
Meeting convened at 3 o clock Pm. after the death funeral of Elder Seth Johnson.
’s Blessing
You shall be one of the Seventy. Satan has desired to have you that he might sift you as wheat, but the Lord has upheld you. The Lord has chosen you. You shall be an instrument in hands of God of turning Idolaters to the Lord. You shall receive great power from God. You shall have power over darkness & pestilence. God’s power shall be manifested through you. And after you have done great things, you shall return to your family in safety & peace and you shall not be a whit behind those of the same ministry with you. Even so amen.
Bradford Elliot’s blessing
You are a child, but your Heavenly Father designs to train you up for usefulness. We confirm upon you the Priesthood. We seal upon your head all the blessings of the Ancients. You shall in due time be sent forth among the nations. And be an instrument in the hands of God of doing much good. You shall live to a good old age and see the prophecies fulfilled on the head of Joseph. You shall see the sons of God coming from far. You shall be among that number who shall see the Lord descend, and be among that number. Even so Amen.
’s Blessing
The Lord has accepted your sacrifice. You shall be sent among the Gentiles and preach the gospel from land to land and from Isle to Isle. Your soul shall be compashionate. You shall be a son of consolation. You shall be like John the beloved [p. 169]
March 1st 1835
Meeting convened at 3 o clock Pm. after funeral of Elder Seth Johnson.
’s Blessing
You shall be one of the Seventy. Satan has desired to have you that he might sift you as wheat, but the Lord has upheld you. The Lord has chosen you. You shall be an instrument in hands of God of turning Idolaters to the Lord. You shall receive great power from God. You shall have power over darkness & pestilence. God’s power shall be manifested through you. And after you have done great things, you shall return to your family in safety & peace and you shall not be a whit behind those of the same ministry with you. Even so amen.
Bradford Elliot’s blessing
You are a child, but your Heavenly Father designs to train you up for usefulness. We confirm upon you the Priesthood. We seal upon your head all the blessings of the Ancients. You shall in due time be sent forth among the nations. And be an instrument in the hands of God of doing much good. You shall live to a good old age and see the prophecies fulfilled on the head of Joseph. You shall see the sons of God coming from far. You shall be among that number who shall see the Lord descend, and be among that number. Even so Amen.
’s Blessing
The Lord has accepted your sacrifice. You shall be sent among the Gentiles and preach the gospel from land to land and from Isle to Isle. Your soul shall be compashionate. You shall be a son of consolation. You shall be like John the beloved [p. 169]
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