hearing shall be restored, if faithful angels, shall minister unto thee around thy death bed, and
bear thy departing spirit like Lazarus to rest in Abraham’s bosom. to
inherit all the glory of the , even so Amen.
singing at intervals how precious is the name, &c.
Adjourned one hour. The blessings of the spiritual Kingdom pronounced by
Met again according to adjournment and
proceeded to business. Called the names of all the
of the several depart ments of the Assembly
and found their full.
Sung the praise of God as follows, All hail! the power of Jesus <name>,
President arose & rebuked some of the Authorities for not being in their
seats at the time appointed
President then arose with the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, (284
pages) contain[in]g the faith
articles and cov inants of the , then proceeded to take the
vote of the whole House commencing with the Presidents of Zion. President . arose & spoke in
high commendation of the book aforenamed & said, That he had examined it
carefully, that it was well arranged and calculated to govern the church in
righteous ness, if followed would bring the members to see eye to eye. And further that he had received the testimony from God, that
and contained therein are true, wherefore, he knew assuredly
for himself having received witness from Heaven, & not from men.
President testified also that he was well acquainted with the work &
knew it to be true. and from. God. President
arose and testified his Joy, that we have at length receivd the long wished
for document to govern the church in righteousness and bring the to see eye to
eye: and further that he was present when some of the revelations contained
therein were given, and was satisfied [p. 103]