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Minutes, 17 August 1835

Deacon Wm. Burgess took the Book into his hands stating  that he fully approved of the matter contained in it, &  gave his voice in favor of the committee, There being  only one Deacon present beside himself, he called upon  him to give his voice concerning this book, & he said  he received it with Joy and was satisfied with the Committee.  
Brother Tho. Gates Then took the Book and expressed his satis faction with it, and also called a vote of all the members  present, both male & female, & They gave a decided  voice in favor of it & also of the committee. There being a  very large portion of the church present. All of the above  testimonies and votes were voluntarily & unhesitatingly given  with the utmost freedom of conscience on part of the  Assembly. President Wm. W. Phelps then arose & read a  chapter of Rules for Marriage among the saints: And  the whole church voted to receive it, It is therefore to be  attached to the book. President O. Cowdery, then arose and  read an instrument containing certain principles or  items upon laws in general. & church government,
Vote of the whole house called for, & unanimously  given by the usual sign of uplifted hands in favor  of the same.
The services of the day closed by prayer, the  congregation then arose & sung a hymn precious is  the name. &c. President. S. Rigdon then dismissed the  assembly by invoking the blessing of heaven with  uplifted hands
Thomas Burdick}Clerks
Warren Parrish}
Sylvester Smith}
[p. 106]
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Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 17 Aug. 1835; handwriting of Warren Cowdery; in Minute Book 1, pp. 98–106; CHL.

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