11 Of necessity there are , or presiding offices growing out of, or appointed of, or from among those who are to the several offices in these two . Of the , three presiding , cho sen by the body, appointed and ordained to that office, and up held by the confidence, faith and prayer of the church, form a of the . The twelve travel ling counsellors are called to be the , or special witnesses of the name of Christ, in all the world: thus differ ing from other officers in the church in the duties of their call ing. And they form a quorum equal in authority and power to the three presidents, previously mentioned. The are also called to preach the gospel, and to be especial witness es unto the and in all the world. Thus differing from other officers in the in the duties of their calling: and they form a quorum equal in authority to that of the twelve especial witnesses or apostles, just named. And every descis ion made by either of these quorums, must be by the unanim ous voice of the same; that is, every member in each quorum must be agreed to its decisions in order to make their decis ions of the same power or validity one with the other. -[A majority may form a quorum when circumstances render it impossible to be otherwise.]- Unless this is the case, their de cisions are not entitled to the same blessings which the decis ions of a were anciently, who were ordained after the order of Melchizedek, 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 low liness of heart; meekness and long suffering; and in faith and vir tue 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 knowl edge of the Lord. And in case that any decision, of these quorums, is made in unrighteousness, it may be brought be fore a which consti tute the spiritual authorities of the church, otherwise there can be no appeal from their decision.
12 are a travelling, presiding , to of ficiate in the name of the Lord, under the direction of the , agreeably to the institution of heav en; to build up the church, and regulate all the affairs of the same, in all nations: first unto the Gentiles, and secondly un to the Jews.
13 The seventy are to act in the name of the Lord, under the direction of the twelve, or the travelling high council, in building up the church and regulating all the affairs of the [p. 84]