, and were blessed <March 8> and was ordained a missionary to the Lamanites.
Erastus Rudd. Josiah Fuller, , Roswell Murray,
<Blessings> Benjamin Wells, Nehemiah
Harman, Thomas Hancock, Oliver
Weatherby, Joshua Grant Junr., William Draper Junr., Ransom Van L.euven [Leuwen],
, , and Samuel
<Moses Martin> were blessed.
Martin who went to , was set
apart to be one of the seventies, and blessed; If thou are not purified
thou wilt not be able to execute thy commission. Thou wilt fall
into snares, and into the hands of enemies who will take thy <, Clerk.> life.
Thou must begin to make a complete reformation in thyself”
The following belong to the seventies, but the date of
their ordinatins <Names of
some of the seventies> is not definitely known. Milo
Andross, Joseph Winchester, , , Henry
Brown, Nelson Higgins, (Hezekiah Fisk was blessed, but was not one of the
seventies,) Henry Beaman, Jesse
Huntsman, Royal Barney, , Henry Herriman, and
Lorenzo Barn[e]s. James L.
Thompson was blessed but not orda ined.
12 March 1835 • Thursday
<12 Council of
the— Twelve.> “
1835. This evening the Twelve assembled, and the Council was
opened by prayer president Joseph Smith Junr.
and he proposed that we take our first mission through the eastern
States, to the Atlantic Ocean, and hold con ferences in the vicinity of
the several branches of the church for the pupose of regulating all
things necessary for their welfare. It was proposed that the Twelve
leave on the 4th of May, which was unanimously
agreed to. It was then proposed that during their present mission Elder
should open the door to the remnants of Joseph
who dwell among the Gentiles, which was carried. It was motioned
and voted that the twelve should hold their <appointments for
Conferences in the Eastern States &c.> first conference in , May 2d; in New York, May 9th: In N.Y.
May 22nd.: In
June 5th.: On
Pillow Point, June
19th.: In West
Lo boro, Upper Canida, June 29th.: In
Johnsbury, Vermont, July 17th.: In
Bradford, Massachusetts, August 7th.: In
Dover New Hampshire, September 4th.,
In , Maine, September 18th.:
Farmington, Maine, October 2d.
28 March 1835 • Saturday
<x 28. Minutes of a council of the Twelve.>
March 28th This afternoon the Twelve met
in council and had a time of general confession. On reviewing our
past course, we are satisfied, and feel to confess also, that we have
not realized the importance of our callings to that degree that we
ought. We have been light minded and vain, and in many things done wrong, wrong. For
all these things we have asked the forgiveness of our heavenly
Father, and wherein we have grieved or wounded the feelings of the
presidency, we ask their forgiveness, The time when we are about to
seperate, and when we shall meet again God only knows. We therefore
feel to [p. 581]