Minutes, 17 August 1835

Sung the following Hymn, Glorious things of thee are Spoken &c.
Also When I can read my title clear &c
President O. Cowdery took the stand and opened the services  of the day. by prayer to God, that his spirit might inspire  us to do all business in Righteousness before him,  after which sung, Beyond these earthly scenes in sight &c Then Presidents, John Whitmer & Wm. W. Phelps, proceeded  to ordain Elder Morris Phelps to the High Priesthood of the  Holy order of God, by the voice of the Presidency. Laying  their hands upon him they said, The Lord instruct with all  wisdom necessary to fill this important station according  to the will of God, Thou shalt, if faithful be sent to the nations  of the Earth, and gather Sheaves from the East & West & from  the North & South— with all power necessary to accomplish thy  Mission. Then Presidents. S. Rigdon & O. Cowdery, proceeded, by  the voice of the 70 to ordain Elder Warren Parrish to the first 70  saying, Dear brother, in the name of Jesus Christ, we lay our  hands upon thy head & ordain thee to this ministry, to bear  the tidings of the fullness of the everlasting gospel to all nations  kindreds, tongues & people: Yea though thou shalt have power to  go from nation to nation & from Island to Island & proclaim  my gospel in all the different languages & tongues of the earth  & shall have power over all thy enemies, & shall be  a swift herald of the cross. None shall stay thy hand, & if  faithful the Lord shall give the[e] power to fill this Mission, also  wisdom from Heaven, righteousness & truth, that thou mayest  accomplish the same, and in old age return to Zion  bringing multitudes with thee. having overcome all things and acc omplished a good work, to the acceptance of thy Heavenly Father  to rejoice in his Kingdom, with songs of Everlasting joy. all these  blessings we confirm upon thy head, in the name of Jesus Christ  even so, Amen.
Also Brother Sherman Gilbert  to the office of an Elder to bear the glad tidings of the [p. 100]
Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 17 Aug. 1835; handwriting of Warren Cowdery; in Minute Book 1, pp. 98–106; CHL.