that one teach you again which be the first principles
of <September 1. Letter to the Elders, from Joseph Smith> the oracles of God; and are become such as have nead of
milk and not of strong meat. For every one
that useth milk, is unskilful in the word of righteousness; for he is a
babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even
those, who by reason of use, have their senses exercised, to
discern both good and evil.” Heb 5: 12, 13, 14.—
<Heb 6: 1; 2,
&c> “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of
Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the
foun dation of repentance from dead works, and of faith towards
God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of
resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do,
if God permit. For it is impossible for those who were once
enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made
partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God,
and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to
renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the
Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Heb 6:th 1, 2, 3, <to> 4, 5, 6.
are so plain, in proving the doctrine of repentance and baptism for
remission of sins, I deem it unnecessary to enlarge this letter with
comments upon theron,— but I shall continue the subject in my next.
In the bonds of
the New and Everlasting covenant.
Joseph Smith Jnr.
2–8 September 1835 • Wednesday–Tuesday
<2. , Conference.> I went to on the 2d. in company with <and > to attend a conference; and
returned on the 5 8th.. I was engaged in various spiritual and temporal
matters for several days.
14 September 1835 • Monday
of the Presidency> In a meeting of a high council of the presidency held
September 14th 1835; It was decided that,
as the laborer is worthy of his hire, whenever President is called upon to pronounce
Patriarchal <The Patriarch to be paid> Blessings, upon the church, he be paid for his services
at the rate of ten dollars per week and his expences found. It was
further decided that president be appointed, and here after serve
as scribe <The
Scribe to be paid.> to attend blessing meetings, and that he receive for his
services, at the same ratio, having his expences borne < appointed Recorder.> also. It was further decided that President be appointed, and that he act hereafter as Recorder for the
church. It was further decided that Sister proceed < to select hymns
& to re<vise>.> to make a selection of sacred hymns, according to the
Revelation, and that President be appointed
to revise and arrange them for printing.
16 September 1835 • Wednesday
<16. &. Agents for Literary Firm.>
September 16th. the presidency of the church assembled and appointed and , a committee and general agents, to act in
the name of, and for the Literary Firm.” [p. 612]