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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

decisions of a quorum of the presidents were anciently, who were March 28. ordained after the order of Melchisedek, and were righteous and holy men. The decisions of these quorums, or either of them are to be made in all righteousness; in holiness and lowliness of heart; meekness and longsuffering; in faith and virtue and knowledge; Temperance, patience, Godliness, brotherly kindness and charity, because the promise is if these things abound in them, they shall not be unfruitful in the knowledge of the Lord. And in case that any decision of these quorums, is made in unrighteousness, it may be brought before a general assembly of the several quorums which constitute the spiritual authorities of the church, otherwise there can be no appeal from their decision.
The Twelve 12. The twelve are a travelling, presiding high council, to officiate in the name of the Lord, under the direction of the presidency of the church, agreeably to the institution of heaven; to build up the church, and regulate all the affairs of the same, in all nations: first unto the gentiles, and secondly unto the Jews.
The Seventy 13. The seventy are to act in the name of the Lord, under the direction of the Twelve, or the traveling high council, in building up the church and regulating all the affairs of the same in all nations: first unto the Gentiles and then to the Jews:— the twelve being sent out, holding the keys, to open the door by the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and first unto the Gentiles and then unto the Jews.
Standing High Councils. 14. The standing high Councils, at the Stakes of Zion, form a quorum equal in authority, in the affairs of the church, in all their decisions, to the quorum of the Presidency, or to the travelling high council.
High Council in Zion. 15. The high Council in Zion, forms a quorum equal in authority, in the affairs of the church, in all their decisions, to the councils of the twelve at the stakes of Zion.
The Twelve to call on the Seventy 16. It is the duty of the travelling high council to call upon the seventy, when they need assistance, to fill the several calls for preaching and administering the Gospel, in stead of any others.
Evangelists to be ordained 17. It is the duty of the twelve in all large branches of the church, to ordain evangelical ministers, as they shall be designated unto them by revelation.
Order of this Priesthood 18. The order of this priesthood was confirmed to be handed down from father to son, and rightly belongs to the literal descendants of the chosen seed, to whom the promises were made. This order was instituted in the days of Adam, and came down by lineage in the following manner:
Adam to Seth. 19. From Adam to Seth, who was ordained by Adam at the age of 69 years, and was blessed by him three years previous to his (Adam’s) death, and received the promise of God by his father, that his posterity should be the chosen [p. 584]
decisions of a quorum of the presidents were anciently, who were  <March 28.> ordained after the order of Melchisedek, and were righteous and  holy men. The decisions of these quorums, or either of them are to be  made in all righteousness; in holiness and lowliness of heart; meek ness and longsuffering; in faith and virtue and knowledge; Tem perance, patience, Godliness, brotherly kindness and charity, because  the promise is if these things abound in them, they shall not  be unfruitful in the knowledge of the Lord. And in case that  any decision of these quorums, is made in unrighteousness,  it may be brought before a general assembly of the several  quorums which constitute the spiritual authorities of the church,  otherwise there can be no appeal from their decision.
<The Twelve> 12. The twelve are a travelling, presiding high council, to  officiate in the name of the Lord, under the direction of  the presidency of the church, agreeably to the institution of  heaven; to build up the church, and regulate all the  affairs of the same, in all nations: first unto the gentil[e]s,  and secondly unto the Jews.
<The Seventy> 13. The seventy are to act in the name of the Lord, under  the direction of the Twelve, or the traveling high council,  in building up the church and regulating all the affairs  of the same in all nations: first unto the Gentiles and then  to the Jews:— the twelve being sent out, holding the keys, to  open the door by the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus  Christ, and first unto the Gentiles and then unto the Jews.
<Standing  High Councils.> 14. The standing high Councils, at the Stakes of Zion, form  a quorum equal in authority, in the affairs of the church,  in all their decisions, to the quorum of the Presidency, or to  the travelling high council.
<High Council  in Zion.> 15. The high Council in Zion, forms a quorum equal in author ity, in the affairs of the church, in all their decisions, to  the councils of the twelve at the stakes of Zion.
<The Twelve to  call on the Seventy> 16. It is the duty of the travelling high council to call upon  the seventy, when they need assistance, to fill the several  calls for preaching and administering the Gospel, in stead  of any others.
<Evangelists to  be ordained> 17. It is the duty of the twelve in all large branches of the  church, to ordain evangelical ministers, as they shall  be designated unto them by revelation.
<Order of this  Priesthood> 18. The order of this priesthood was confirmed to be handed  down from father to son, and rightly belongs to the literal  descendants of the chosen seed, to whom the promises were  made. This order was instituted in the days of Adam,  and came down by lineage in the following manner:
<Adam to Seth.> 19. From Adam to Seth, who was ordained by Adam at the  age of 69 years, and was blessed by him three years  previous to his (Adam’s) death, and received the promise  of God by his father, that his posterity should be the chosen [p. 584]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. B-1, created 1 Oct. 1843–24 Feb. 1845; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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and Thomas Bullock; 297 pages, plus 10 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the second volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This second volume covers the period from 1 September 1834 to 2 November 1838; the subsequent four volumes, labeled C-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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