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

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

of the Lord, and that they should be preserved unto the end of March 28 Seth’s Likeness to Adam the earth, because he (Seth) was a perfect man, and his likeness was the likeness image of his father’s, insomuch that he seemed to be like unto his father in all things; and could be distinguished from him only by his age.
Enos ordained. 20. Enos was ordained at the age of 134 years, and four months, by the hand of Adam.
Cainan called. 21. God called upon Cainan in the wilderness, in the fortieth year of his age and he met Adam in journeying to the place Shedolamak; he was eighty seven years old when he received his ordination.
Mahalaleel Ordained 22. Mahalaleel was 496 years and seven days old when he was ordained by the hand of Adam, who also blessed him.——
Jared ordained 23. Jared was 200 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam, who also blessed him.
Enoch Ordained 24. Enoch was 25 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam, him, and he was 65 and Adam blessed him— and he saw the Lord: and he saw the Lord and he walked with him, and was before his face continually; and he walked with God 365 years: making 430 years old when he was translated.
Methuselah ordained 25. Methuselah was 100 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam.
Lamech 26. Lamech was 32 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Seth.
Noah 27. Noah was 10 years old when he was ordained under the hand of Methuselah.
Adam bestows his last blessing on his posterity 28 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity, who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-Ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. And the Lord appeared unto them, and they rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael the Prince, the Archangel. And the Lord administered comfort unto Adam, and said unto him, I have set thee to be at the head: a multitude of nations shall come of thee; and thou art a prince over them forever.
Adam Prophciied. 29. And Adam stood up in the midst of the congregation and notwithstanding he was bowed down with age, being full of the Holy Ghost, predicted whatsoever should befal his prosterity unto the latest generation. These things were all written in the Book of Enoch, and are to be testified of in due time.
Duty of the Twelve 30. It is the duty of the twelve, also, to ordain and set in order all the other officers of the church agreeably to the revelation which says;
31. To the church of Christ in the land of Zion, in— [p. 585]
of the Lord, and that they should be preserved unto the end of  <March 28  Seth’s  Likeness to Adam> the earth, because he (Seth) was a perfect man, and his likeness  was the express likeness image of his father’s, insomuch that he seemed  to be like unto his father in all things; and could be distin guished from him only by his age.
<Enos ordained.> 20. Enos was ordained at the age of 134 years, and four months,  by the hand of Adam.
<Cainan called.> 21. God called upon Cainan in the wilderness, in the fortieth  year of his age and he met Adam in journeying to the place  Shedolamak; he was eighty seven years old when he received his  ordination.
<Mahalaleel Ordained> 22. Mahalaleel was 496 years and seven days old when he was  ordained by the hand of Adam, who also blessed him.——
<Jared ordained> 23. Jared was 200 years old when he was ordained under the  hand of Adam, who also blessed him.
<Enoch Ordained> 24. Enoch was 25 years old when he was ordained under the hand  of Adam, who also blessed him, and he was 65 and Adam  blessed him— and he saw the Lord: and he saw the Lord  and he walked with him, and was before his face contin ually; and he walked with God 365 years: making 430  years old when he was translated.
<Methuselah ordained> 25. Methuselah was 100 years old when he was ordained under the  hand of Adam.
<Lamech> 26. Lamech was 32 years old when he was ordained under  the hand of Seth.
<Noah> 27. Noah was 10 years old when he was ordained under  the hand of Methuselah.
<Adam bestows  his last blessing  on his posterity> 28 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called  Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and  Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue  of his posterity, who were righteous, into the valley of Adam- Ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last  blessing. And the Lord appeared unto them, and they  rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael  the Prince, the Archangel. And the Lord administered  comfort unto Adam, and said unto him, I have set thee to  be at the head: a multitude of nations shall come  of thee; and thou art a prince over them forever.
<Adam Proph ciied.> 29. And Adam stood up in the midst of the congregation  and notwithstanding he was bowed down with age, being  full of the Holy Ghost, predicted whatsoever should befal  his prosterity unto the latest generation. These things were  all written in the Book of Enoch, and are to be testified  of in due time.
<Duty of the  Twelve> 30. It is the duty of the twelve, also, to ordain and set in  order all the other officers of the church agreeably to the  revelation which says;
31. To the church of Christ in the land of Zion, in— [p. 585]
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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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