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Minutes, 23 June 1834

A councilof High Priests met according to revelation  in order to choose some of the first Elders to receive their en dowments.— being appointed by the voice of the Spirit through Br.  Joseph Smith jr. President of the Church of Christ.
Proceeded First:
Edward Partridge— Is called & chosen, and is to go to Kirtland to  receive his endowment with power from on high— And also, stand  in his office as Bishop to purchase lands in the land of Missouri.
William W. Phelps— Is called and chosen and it is appointed unto him  to receive his endowment with power from on high & help carry on  the printing establishment in Kirtland till Zion is reedeamed
Isaac Morley is called & chosen and it is appointed unto him  to receive his endowment with power from on high in Kirtland  and assist in gathering up the strength of the Lords house and preach  the Gospel
John Whitmer is called and chosen And it is appointed unto him  to receive his endowment with power in Kirtland with power from on  high—— And to continue in his office
David Whitmer Is called and chosen and it is appointed unto him  to receive an endowment from on high in Kirtland— And to stand in the  office that is appointed unto him.
A. S[idney] Gilbert— Is called and chosen and it is appointed unto him to receive  his endowment from on high in Kirtland— And to assist in the gathering up the  strength of the Lord’s house and to proclaim the everlasting gospel until Zion is [p. 41]
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Minutes, Clay County, MO, 23 June 1834; handwriting of Ebenezer Robinson; in Minute Book 2, pp. 41–42; CHL.

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