Minutes and Blessings, 21 February 1835

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February 21st 1835
Pursuant to adjournment a meeting of the was held and proceeded as follows. (Viz.) Meeting opened by prayer, of , President addressed the congregation briefly and then was called to the stand and as one of the . by J. Smith Jur. &
s blessing, as pronounced upon him by , O. Lord smile from Heaven upon this thy servant, forgive his sins, sanctify his heart and prepare him to receive the blessing. Increase his love for thee and for thy cause, increase his intelligence, communicate to him all that wisdiom, that prudence, and that understanding which [p. 154] he needs as a minister of Righteousness, and to magnify the whereunto he is called. May a double portion of that spirit which was communicated to the Diciples of of our Lord & Saviour, to lead them into all truth, rest down upon him, go with him where <​he​> goes. that nothing shall prevail against him. that he may be delivered from prisons, from the power of his enemies, and from the adversary of all righteousness. May he be able to mount up on wings as an Eagle’s, to run and not be weary, to walk and not faint. May he have great wisdom & intelligence, and be able to lead thine elect through this thorny maze. Let sickness and death have no power over him. Let him be equal with his brethren in bringing many sons and daughters to glory, and many nations to a knowledge of the truth. Great blessings shall rest upon thee. Thy faith shall increase, Thou shalt have great power, to prevail, The viel of the Heavens shall be rolled up, Thou shalt be permitted to gaze within it, and receive instruction from on high. No arm that is formed and lifted against thee, shall prosper, no power shall prevail, for thou shalt have power with God. and shall proclaim his gospel, thou wilt be afflicted, but thou shalt be delivered and conquer all thy foes. Thine office shall never be taken from thee. Thou shalt be called great. Angels shall carry thee from place to place. Thy sins are forgiven, and thy name written in the lambs book of life. Even so Amen.
The following charge was then given by President .
I am aware, Dear Brother, that the mind naturally claims something new: but the same thing rehearsed, frequently profits us. You will have the same difficulties to encounter in fulfilling this ministry, that the ancient Apostles had. You have enlisted in a cause that requires your whole attention, you ought therefore to count the cost, and become a polished shaft, to become a polished shaft, you must be sensible, requires the labor of years; and your station re [p. 155]quires a perfect polish. It is required, not merely to travel a few miles in this country, but in distant countries. You must endure much labor, much toil, and many privations to become perfectly polished. Your calling is not like that of the husbandsman, to cultivate a stinted portion of the planet on which we dwell, and when heaven has given the former and the latter rain, and mellow autumn refined his fruit, gather it in and, congratulates himself for a season in the remission of his toils, while he anticipates his winter evenings of relaxation and fireside enjoyment, But. Dear Brother, it is far otherwise with you. Your labor must be incessant and your toil great. You most go forth and labor till the great work is done. It will require a series of years to accomplish it. But you will have this pleasing consolation that, your Heavenly Father requires it; the field is his, the work is his, and he will not only cheer you, animate you & buoy you up in your pilgrimage, in yours arduous toils. but, when your work is done, and your labor o[v]er, he will take you to himself. But before this consummation of your felicity. bring your mind to bear upon what will be imperiously required of you to accomplish the great work that lies before you: Count well the cost. You have read of the trials and persecutions of ancient days. Has not bitter experience taught you that they are the same now? You will be dragged before the Authorities, for the religion you profess, and it were better not to set out than to start, look back, or shrink when dangers thicken upon you, or appalling death stares you in the face. I have spoken these things, Dear Brother, because I have seen them in visions. There are strong dungeons and gloomy prisons for you. These should not appall you. You must be called good or bad man. The ancients passed through the same. They had this testimony, that they had seen the Saviour after he rose from the dead. You must bear some testimony, or your mission, your labor, your toil will be in vain. You must bear the same testimony, that there is [p. 156[a]] but one God and one Mediator; he that has seen him will know, him and testify of him. Beware of Pride, beware of evil; shun the very appearance of it, for the time is coming when if you do not hear to <​these​> things you will have a fall. Among your many afflictions you will have many blessings also. but you must pass through many afflictions in order to receive the glory that is in reserve for you. You will see thousands who when they first see you will know nothing about salvation by Jesus Christ, You shall see a nation born in a day. A great work lies before you & the time is near, when you must bid farewell to your native land, cross the mighty deep and sound the tocsin of alarm to other nations, kindreds tongues and people. Remember that all your hopes of deliverance from danger & from death, will rest upon your faithfulness to God in his cause. You must necessarily serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. Avoid strife and vain glory, think not yourself better than your brethren, but pray for them, as well as for yourself, and if you are faithful, great will be your blessings, but if you are not your will be taken from you, and another appointed in your stead.
gave his hand to President and said he had received and should fulfil the ministry according to the grace given him. To which the President replied, Go forth and Angels shall bear thee up and thou shalt come forth at the last day bringing many with thee.
s Blessing by Dear Brother, You are to be a minister of righteousness and to this ministry and you are now to be ordained: and May all temporal and spiritual blessings attend you. Your sins are forgiven you, and you are to go forth and preach the everlasting Gospel. You shall travel from kingdom to kingdom [p. 156[b]] and from nation to nation. Angels shall bear the[e] up, and thou shalt be instrumental in bringing thousands of the redeemed of the Lord to . President the above blessing upon him, even so Amen.
’s blessing.
Dear Brother, You are chosen, and set apart to be to this and this ministry. You shall go forth and preach the gospel and do a mighty work. You shall be sustained. The Holy spirit shall enlighten thy mind. Thou shalt travel from nation to nation. The Lord God shall preserve thee and return thee safe, with songs of everlasting joy upon thy head. The above was , by
The following Charge was given to the by President .
Dear Brethren, previously to delivering the charge I shall read a part of a revelation. It is known to you that previous to the organizing of this in 1830 The Lord gave revelations or the Church could not have been organized. The people of this Church were weak in faith compared with the ancients. Those who embarked in this cause, were desirous to know how the work was to be conducted. They read many things in the Book of Mormon, concerning their duty and the way the great work ought to be done; but the minds of men are so constructed, that they will not believe without a testimony of seeing or hearing. The Lord gave us a revelation, that in process of time there should be Twelve chosen to preach his gospel to Jew & . Our minds have been on a constant stretch to find who these Twelve were. [p. 158]
When the time should come, we could not tell, but we sought the Lord by fasting and prayer, to have our lives prolonged to see this day, to see you, and to take a retrospect of the difficulties through which we have passed. but, having seen the day, it becomes my duty to deliver to you a charge. and first, a few remarks respecting your ministry. You have many Revelations put into your hands. Revelations to make you acquainted with the nature of your Mission. You will have difficulties by reason of your visiting all the nations of the world. You will need wisdom in a tenfold proportion to what you have ever had. You will have to combat all the prejudices of all nations. He then read Revelation, and proceeded to say, Have you desired this ministry with all your hearts, If you have desired it, you are called of God not of man, to go into all the world. He read again, from the Revelation, what the Lord said to the 12 Brethren, you have your duty presented in this revelation. You have been to the , You have received it from those who had their power and authority from an angel.— You are to preach the gospel to every nation. should you in the least degree, come short of your duty, great will be your condemnation. for the greater the calling, the greater the transgression. I, therefore, warn you to cultivate great humility, for I know the pride of the human heart. Beware, lest the flatterers of the world lift you up. Beware lest your affections are captivated by worldly objects. Let your ministry be first. Remember the souls of men are committed to your charge, and if you mind your calling you shall always prosper. You have been indebted to other men in the first instance for evidence, on that you have acted. But <​it​> is necessary that you receive a testimony from Heaven for [p. 159] yourselves, so that you can bear testimony to the truth of the Book of Mormon. And that you have seen the face of God: that is more than the testimony of an Angel. When the proper time arrives, you shall be able to bear this testimony to the world. When you bear testimony that you have seen God. This testimony God will never suffer to fall, but will bear you out. although many will not give heed, yet others will. You will, therefore, see the necessity of getting this testimony from Heaven. Never cease striving until you have seen God, face to face. Strengthen your faith, cast off your doubts, your sins and all your unbelief and nothing can prevent you from coming to God. your is not full and complete till God has laid his hand upon you. We require as much to qualify us as did those who have gone before us. God is the same. If the Saviour in former days laid his hands on his deciples. Why not in the latter Days. With regard to superiority I must make a few remarks. The ancient Apostles sought to be great. but, brethren, lest the seeds of discord be sown in this matter, understand particularly the voice of the spirit on this occasion. God does not love you better or more than others. You are to contend for the faith once deliverd to the saints. Jacob, you know wrestled till he obtained. It was by fervent prayer and diligent search that you have obtained the testimony you are now able to bear. You are as one, you are equal in bearing the of the kingdom to all nations. You are called to preach the gospel of the son of God to the nations of the earth. [p. 160]
It is the will of your Heavenly Father that you proclaim his gospel to the ends of the earth. and the Islands of the sea. Be zealous to save souls. The soul of one man is as precious as the soul of another. You are to bear this message to those who consider themselves wise. and such may persecute you, they may seek your life. The adversary has always sought the life of the servants of God. You are, therefore, to be prepared at all times to make a sacrafice of your lives, should God require them in the advancment and building up of his cause. Murmur not at God. Be always prayerful, be always watchful. You will bear with me while I relieve the feelings of my heart. We shall not see another day like this. The time has fully come; The voice of the spirit has come to set these men apart. You will see the time when you will desire to see such a day as this, and you will not see it. Every heart wishes you peace & prosperity. but the scene, with you, will inevitably change. Let no man take your , and beware that you lose not your crowns. It will require your whole souls. It will require courage like Enoch’s. The time is near when you will be in the midst of congregations, who will gnash their teeth upon you. This gospel must roll and will roll till it fill the whole Earth. Did I say congregations would gnash upon you, yea I say nations will gnash upon you. You will be considered the worst of Men. Be not discouraged at this, When God pours out his Spirit, the enemy will rage, but, God, remember is on your right hand and on your left. A man, though he may be considered the worst, has joy who is conscious that he pleases God. The lives of those who proclaim the true gospel will be in danger; this has been the case ever since the days of righteous Abel. The same opposition has been manifest whenever [p. 161] men came forward to publish the gospel. The time is coming when you will be considered the worst by many & by some the best of men. The time is coming when you will be perfectly familiar with the things of God. This testimony will make those who do not believe your testimony, seek your lives. But their there are whole nations, who will receive your testimony. They will call you good men. Be not lifted up when you are called good men. Remember you are young men, and you shall be spared, I include the other three. Bear them in mind in your prayers carry their cases to a throne of grace. Although they are not present, yet you and they are equal. This appointment is calculated to create an affection in you, for each other, stronger than death.
You will travel to other Nations, Bear each other in mind. If one or more is cast into prisons, let the others pray for him, and deliver him by their prayers. Your lives shall be in great jeopardy, but the promise of God, is that you shall be delivered. Remember you are not to go to other nations, till you receive your . Tarry at until you are endowed with power from on high. You need a fountain of wisdom, knowledge, and intelligence such as you never had. Relative to the endowment, I make a remark or two, that there be no mistake. The world cannot receive the things of God. He can endow you without wor[l]dly pomp or great parade. He can give you that wisdom, that intelligence and that power which characterized the ancient Saints and now characterized characterizes the inhabitants of the upper world. The greatness of your commission, consists in this; you are to hold the of this ministry. You [p. 162] are to go to the nations afar off; nations that sit in darkness. The [day] is coming when the work of God must be done. Israel shall be , The seed of Jacob shall be gathered from their long dispersion. There will be a feast to Israel, the elect of God. It is a sorrowful tale but, the gospel must be preached and his <​God’s​> ministers be rejected. but where can Israel be found, and receive your testimony, and not rejoice? No where. The Prophecies are full of great things that are to take place in the last days. After the Elect is gathered out, destruction shall come on the inhabitants of the Earth; All nations shall feel the wrath of God, after they have been warned by the saints of the Most High. If you will not warn them others will and you will lose your crowns. You must prepare your minds to bid a long farewell to . even till the great day come. You will see what you never expected to see. You will need the mind of Enoch or Elijah & the faith of the brother of Jared.
You must be prepared to walk by faith, however, appalling the prospect to human view. You, and each of you should feel the force of the imperious mandate, “Son go labor in my vineyard” and cheerfully receive what comes, but in the end you will stand while others will fall. You have read in the Revelation concerning . Beware how you ordain, for all nations are not like this nation. They will willingly receive the at your hand to put you out of the way. There will be times, when nothing but the angels of God can deliver you out of their hand. We appeal to your intelligence, we appeal to your understanding, that we have so far discharged our duty to you. We consider it one of the greatest condescentions of our Heavenly Father in pointing you out to us. You will be over this ministry. [p. 163]
We have work to do, that no other men can do. You must proclaim the Gospel in its simplicity and purity. and we commend you to God and the word of his grace. You have our best wishes, you have our most fervent prayers, that you may be able to bear this testimony, that you have seen the face of God. Therefore, call upon him in faith and mighty prayer, till you prevail, for it <​is​> your duty and your privelege to bear such testimony for yourselves. We now exhort you to be faithful to fulfil your calling, there must be no lack here. You must fulfil in all things, and permit is us to repeat, all nations have a claim on you. You are bound together as the three witnesses were. You, notwithstanding can part & meet & meet and part again till your heads are silvered o[v]er with age.
He then took them separately by the hand and said, Do you with full purpose of heart take part in this ministry, to proclaim the gospel with all diligence with these your brethren, according to the tenor and intent of the charge you have received, each of which answered in the affirmative. [p. 164]


  1. 1

    The copy of the 14–15 February 1835 minutes in Minute Book 1 does not state that that meeting was adjourned. However, the copy of those minutes in a later JS history has “Adjourned” after William Smith’s blessing. (Minutes, Discourse, and Blessings, 14–15 Feb. 1835; JS History, vol. B-1, 568.)  

    JS History / Smith, Joseph, et al. History, 1838–1856. Vols. A-1–F-1 (original), A-2–E-2 (fair copy). Historian’s Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882. CHL. CR 100 102, boxes 1–7. The history for the period after 5 Aug. 1838 was composed after the death of Joseph Smith.

  2. 2

    According to Parley P. Pratt, the meeting was “very numerously attended.” (Pratt, Autobiography, 127.)  

    Pratt, Parley P. The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Embracing His Life, Ministry and Travels, with Extracts, in Prose and Verse, from His Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Parley P. Pratt Jr. New York: Russell Brothers, 1874.

  3. 3

    Pratt later recalled, “On the 21st day of February, 1835, I took the oath and covenant of apostleship, and was solemnly set apart and ordained to that office; and as a member of that quorum under the hands of Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer.” (Pratt, Autobiography, 127.)  

    Pratt, Parley P. The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Embracing His Life, Ministry and Travels, with Extracts, in Prose and Verse, from His Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Parley P. Pratt Jr. New York: Russell Brothers, 1874.

  4. 4

    See 2 Corinthians 11:15.  

  5. 5

    See Romans 11:13.  

  6. 6

    See 2 Kings 2:9.  

  7. 7

    See Acts 2:1–4.  

  8. 8

    See Revelation, Oct. 1830–A [D&C 32:3].  

  9. 9

    See Isaiah 40:31.  

  10. 10

    See Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27; Old Testament Revision 1, p. 19 [Moses 7:62]; Revelation, Sept. 1830–A [D&C 29:7]; and Revelation, Oct. 1830–B [D&C 33:6].  

  11. 11

    See Revelation 21:27.  

  12. 12

    See Isaiah 49:2; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 54 [1 Nephi 21:2].  

  13. 13

    See James 5:7.  

  14. 14

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 349 [Alma 45:19].  

  15. 15

    See Luke 9:62; and Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:15].  

  16. 16

    See John 20:19–20, 26–28; 21:1–2; and Acts 2:32.  

  17. 17

    TEXT: The clerk labeled two pages as 156 and none as 157.  

  18. 18

    See 1 Timothy 2:5.  

  19. 19

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 479 [3 Nephi 12:2].  

  20. 20

    See Revelation, Apr. 1830–A [D&C 23:1].  

  21. 21

    See 1 Thessalonians 5:22.  

  22. 22

    The version of this charge in Parley P. Pratt’s autobiography replaces “hear to these things” with “give heed to these things.” (Pratt, Autobiography, 130.)  

    Pratt, Parley P. The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Embracing His Life, Ministry and Travels, with Extracts, in Prose and Verse, from His Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Parley P. Pratt Jr. New York: Russell Brothers, 1874.

  23. 23

    See Isaiah 66:8.  

  24. 24

    See 1 Chronicles 28:9.  

  25. 25

    See Galatians 5:26.  

  26. 26

    See Luke 16:1–8.  

  27. 27

    See Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:88].  

  28. 28

    TEXT: This is the second of two manuscript pages numbered “156”. The pagination continues correctly on the following page, with “158”.  

  29. 29

    See Isaiah 51:11; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 77 [2 Nephi 8:11].  

  30. 30

    William Smith’s blessing was the only one given during the 14–15 February 1835 meeting for which the minutes indicate that someone sealed or confirmed the ordination blessing. (Minutes, Discourse, and Blessings, 14–15 Feb. 1835.)  

  31. 31

    See Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:15].  

  32. 32

    JS dictated more than twenty revelations before the church’s organization on 6 April 1830, including some as early as 1828. (See, for example, Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3].)  

  33. 33

    See Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:26].  

  34. 34

    At a 26 October 1831 conference, Cowdery stated that he and Whitmer had received instructions that day “respecting the choice of the twelve.” They were told that the Twelve “would be ordained & sent forth from the Land of Zion.” No other extant contemporary records mention Cowdery and Whitmer’s duty to select the Twelve until the 14–15 February 1835 minutes of the meeting at which the Twelve were chosen. (Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831; Minutes, Discourse, and Blessings, 14–15 Feb. 1835.)  

  35. 35

    Several revelations refer to preaching the gospel to the world, including a September 1832 revelation instructing God’s “High priests,” or “Apostles,” to “remain steadfast in your minds in solemnity and the spirit of p[r]ayer in bearing testamony to all the world of those things which are communicated unto you.” This testimony was to be sent “into all the world unto every creature.” (Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:61–63]; see also Revelation, 1 Nov. 1831–A [D&C 68:1–12].)  

  36. 36

    The revelation instructing Cowdery and Whitmer to call the Twelve states that the Twelve were those who “shall desire to take upon them my name, with full purpose of heart.” If they had that desire, they were “called to go into all the world to preach my gospel unto every creature.” (Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:27–28].)  

  37. 37

    Part of the June 1829 revelation was addressed specifically to the Twelve who would be called. (Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:31–47].)  

  38. 38

    A later JS history relates that on 15 May 1829, John the Baptist conferred “the priesthood of Aaron” on JS and Oliver Cowdery. A revelation published in the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants states that Peter, James, and John had ordained JS and Cowdery “to be apostles and especial witnesses of my name.” (JS History, vol. A-1, 17–18; Revelation, ca. Aug. 1835 [D&C 27:12].)  

    JS History / Smith, Joseph, et al. History, 1838–1856. Vols. A-1–F-1 (original), A-2–E-2 (fair copy). Historian’s Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882. CHL. CR 100 102, boxes 1–7. The history for the period after 5 Aug. 1838 was composed after the death of Joseph Smith.

  39. 39

    See Revelation, 26 Apr. 1832 [D&C 82:3].  

  40. 40

    See Genesis 32:30; Old Testament Revision 1, p. 1 [Moses 1:2]; Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:19–22]; and Revelation, 27–28 Dec. 1832 [D&C 88:68].  

  41. 41

    See Mark 9:33–34.  

  42. 42

    See Jude 1:3.  

  43. 43

    See Genesis 32:24–30.  

  44. 44

    See Revelation, 2 Jan. 1831 [D&C 38:27].  

  45. 45

    See Revelation, 3 Nov. 1831 [D&C 133:8].  

  46. 46

    See Acts 1:20.  

  47. 47

    See Revelation, 25 Jan. 1832–B [D&C 75:28].  

  48. 48

    Enoch was a biblical prophet mentioned in the book of Genesis. As part of the Bible revision that JS undertook in late 1830, he presented “the Prophecy of Enoch,” which provided much more detail about Enoch and his ministry. (Genesis 5:18–24; “Extract from the Prophecy of Enoch,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Aug. 1832, [2]–[3]; Old Testament Revision 1, pp. 15–19 [Moses 7].)  

    The Evening and the Morning Star. Independence, MO, June 1832–July 1833; Kirtland, OH, Dec. 1833–Sept. 1834.

  49. 49

    See Revelation, 30 Oct. 1831 [D&C 65:2].  

  50. 50

    See Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:88].  

  51. 51

    See Genesis 4:1–8.  

  52. 52

    See Mark 13:9–10.  

  53. 53

    The oldest of the apostles, David W. Patten, was thirty-five. Lyman Johnson, the youngest, was twenty-three. (Whiting, David W. Patten, 1; Backman, Profile, 40; “Johnson, Lyman Eugene,” in Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:91.)  

    Whiting, Linda Shelley. David W. Patten: Apostle and Martyr. Springville, UT: Cedar Fort, 2003.

    Backman, Milton V., Jr., comp. A Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio, and Members of Zion’s Camp, 1830–1839: Vital Statistics and Sources. 2nd ed. Provo, UT: Department of Church History and Doctrine and Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1983.

    Jenson, Andrew. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 4 vols. Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901–1936.

  54. 54

    See Hebrews 4:16.  

  55. 55

    See Revelation, 22 June 1834 [D&C 105:11]. The apostles began a mission to the East in May 1835, but they were present at the dedication of the Kirtland House of the Lord and the solemn assembly in 1836, where the endowment of power was given. (Record of the Twelve, 4–9 May 1835; JS, Journal, 27 and 30 Mar. 1836.)  

  56. 56

    Transcripts in both a later JS history and in Parley P. Pratt’s autobiography have “day” here. (JS History, vol. B-1, 574; Pratt, Autobiography, 135.)  

    JS History / Smith, Joseph, et al. History, 1838–1856. Vols. A-1–F-1 (original), A-2–E-2 (fair copy). Historian’s Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882. CHL. CR 100 102, boxes 1–7. The history for the period after 5 Aug. 1838 was composed after the death of Joseph Smith.

    Pratt, Parley P. The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Embracing His Life, Ministry and Travels, with Extracts, in Prose and Verse, from His Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by Parley P. Pratt Jr. New York: Russell Brothers, 1874.

  57. 57

    See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 84, 464, 499 [2 Nephi 10:8; 3 Nephi 5:24; 21:1].  

  58. 58

    Elijah was a biblical prophet, while the brother of Jared was a Book of Mormon prophet who exhibited great faith and saw the Lord. (See 1 Kings chap. 17; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 543–545 [Ether chap. 3].)  

  59. 59

    See 2 Corinthians 5:7.  

  60. 60

    See Matthew 21:28.  

  61. 61

    See Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:27–29, 32].  

  62. 62

    See Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:37–38].  

  63. 63

    See Acts 20:32.