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Minutes, 17 August 1835

General Assembly,
Convened in Kirtland August 17th. A.D. 1835 by the  presidency of the Church of the Latter-Day-Saints, for  the purpose of Examining a book of commandments  and covenants, which has been compiled and written by the  following committee, which was appointed by a general  assembly of the Church in Kirtland Sept. 24th 1834 &  instructing the writers of said Book. This committee was  nominated, by the Speaker of the high council, seconded &  voted into this office, by the whole body of the church  then assembled. The names of the Committe[e] are as follows  Joseph Smith Junr. Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery &  Frederick G. Williams. This Committe having finished said  Book according to the instructions given them, it was  deemed necessary to call the general assembly of the  Church to see whether the book be approved or not by  the Authoroties of the church, that it may, if approved,  become a law. unto the church, and a rule of faith  and practice unto the same. Therefore, this assembly was  called to order & organized as follows. First the  Presidents of the church in Kirtland, (Viz.)
Sidney Rigdon}present and took the lead of the meeting
Oliver Cowdery}
Joseph Smith Junr.}absent
&
Frederick G. Williams}
The High Council of Kirtland.
No. 1John SmithEdmund Durfee
3 Samuel H. SmithAaron C. Lyon
5Jared CarterHenry G. Sherwood
Orson Johnson Alpheus Cutler
M[arvel] C. Davis Willard Woodstock
Amos R. Orton Giles Cook [p. [98]]
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Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 17 Aug. 1835; handwriting of Warren Cowdery; in Minute Book 1, pp. 98–106; CHL.

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