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Note, 8 March 1832

March 8th 1832
Chose this day and ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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brother Jesse Gause

Ca. 1784–ca. Sept. 1836. Schoolteacher. Born at East Marlborough, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Gause (Goss) and Mary Beverly. Joined Society of Friends (Quakers), 1806. Moved to Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, 1808; to Chester Co., 1811; and to Wilmington...

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March 8th 1832
Chose this day and ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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brother Jesse Gause

Ca. 1784–ca. Sept. 1836. Schoolteacher. Born at East Marlborough, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Gause (Goss) and Mary Beverly. Joined Society of Friends (Quakers), 1806. Moved to Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, 1808; to Chester Co., 1811; and to Wilmington...

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This journal-like entry precedes JS’s first journal by nearly nine months. The significance of the event with which this entry opens may have prompted the entry, though it goes on to shed light on JS’s activities and whereabouts for the previous three weeks. Although its placement between revelations in a book dedicated to recording revelations is unusual, it was not only a safe place to preserve the information, it was an obvious location for Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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to do so since he was custodian of the book at the time and regularly wrote in it. The entry also mentions several revelations, texts of which Williams also copied into Revelations Book 2 following this entry.
In November 1831, JS dictated a revelation that called for presidents to be appointed for each of the church’s various priesthood grades. The text made it clear that the president of the high priesthood presided over the entire organization. JS was formally sustained to that office at a conference held 25 January 1832 at Amherst

Located in northeastern Ohio on southern shore of Lake Erie. Area settled, ca. 1810. County organized, 1824. Formed from Black River Township, Dec. 1829. Population in 1830 about 600. Population in 1840 about 1,200. Parley P. Pratt settled in township, Dec...

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, Ohio. Six weeks later JS chose two men to be his counselors in the high priesthood presidency.
Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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recorded this text in Revelation Book 2 in March 1832, with the document dated “March 8th 1832.”

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