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History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

covenant I receive you to fellowship in a determination  that is fixed, immovable and unchangeable, to be your  friend and brother through the grace of God, in the bonds  of love, to walk in all the commandments of God blame less, in thanksgiving, forever and ever, Amen.
42 And he that is found unworthy of this salu tation, among you shall not have place among  you; for ye shall not suffer that mine house shall  be polluted by them.
43. And [he] that cometh in and is faithful before  me, and is a brother, or if they be brethren, they shall  salute the president or teacher with uplifted hands, to  heaven. with this same prayer or covenant, or by say ing, amen, in token of the same.
44 Behold, verily I say unto you, this is a  sample unto you, for a salutation to one another in  the house of God, in the school of the prophets,  And ye are called to do this by prayer and thanksgiving  as the spirit shall give utterance, in all your doings,  in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets,  that it may become a sanctuary, a tabernacle, of the  Holy spirit to your edification.
45. And ye shall not receive any among you  into this school, save he is clean from the blood of  this generation; and he shall be received by the ordinance  of the washing of feet; for unto this end was the  ordinance of the washing of feet instituted.
46 And again the ordinance of washing feet  is to be administered by the president or presiding  elder of the church. It is to be commenced with  prayer: and after partaking of bread and wine he  is to gird himself, according to the pattern given in  the thirteenth chapter of John’s testimony concerning  me. Amen.

4 January 1833 • Friday

I wrote to N. E. Sexton [N. C. Saxton], Esqr. Editor of the [blank]  as follows;
Kirtland, January 4th.1833
Mr Editor, Sir,
Considering the liberal principles, upon  which your interesting and valueable paper is published, and [p. 257]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, and Willard Richards; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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