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Minutes, 21 February 1835

It is the will of your Heavenly Father that you proclaim his gospel to the ends of the earth. and the Islands of the sea. Be zealous to save souls. The soul of one man is as precious as the soul of another. You are to bear this message to those who consider themselves wise. and such may persecute you, they may seek your life. The adversary has always sought the life of the servants of God. You are, therefore, to be prepared at all times to make a sacrafice of your lives, should God require them in the advancment and building up of his cause. Murmur not at God. Be always prayerful, be always watchful. You will bear with me while I relieve the feelings of my heart. We shall not see another day like this. The time has fully come; The voice of the spirit has come to set these men apart. You will see the time when you will desire to see such a day as this, and you will not see it. Every heart wishes you peace & prosperity. but the scene, with you, will inevitably change. Let no man take your bishopric

Initially referred to a bishop’s ecclesiastical jurisdiction, but eventually described the ecclesiastical body comprising the bishop and his assistants, or counselors. John Corrill and Isaac Morley were called as assistants to Bishop Edward Partridge in 1831...

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, and beware that you lose not your crowns. It will require your whole souls. It will require courage like Enoch’s. The time is near when you will be in the midst of congregations, who will gnash their teeth upon you. This gospel must roll and will roll till it fill the whole Earth. Did I say congregations would gnash upon you, yea I say nations will gnash upon you. You will be considered the worst of Men. Be not discouraged at this, When God pours out his Spirit, the enemy will rage, but, God, remember is on your right hand and on your left. A man, though he may be considered the worst, has joy who is conscious that he pleases God. The lives of those who proclaim the true gospel will be in danger; this has been the case ever since the days of righteous Abel. The same opposition has been manifest whenever [p. 161]
It is the will of your Heavenly Father that you proclaim  his gospel to the ends of the earth. and the Islands of the sea.  Be zealous to save souls. The soul of one man is as precious  as the soul of another. You are to bear this message to  those who consider themselves wise. and such may persecute  you, they may seek your life. The adversary has always  sought the life of the servants of God. You are, therefore,  to be prepared at all times to make a sacrafice of  your lives, should God require them in the advancment  and building up of his cause. Murmur not at God.  Be always prayerful, be always watchful. You  will bear with me while I relieve the feelings of my  heart. We shall not see another day like this. The  time has fully come; The voice of the spirit has come  to set these men apart. You will see the time when  you will desire to see such a day as this, and you will  not see it. Every heart wishes you peace & prosperity. but  the scene, with you, will inevitably change. Let no man  take your bishopric

Initially referred to a bishop’s ecclesiastical jurisdiction, but eventually described the ecclesiastical body comprising the bishop and his assistants, or counselors. John Corrill and Isaac Morley were called as assistants to Bishop Edward Partridge in 1831...

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, and beware that you lose not your  crowns. It will require your whole souls. It will require  courage like Enoch’s. The time is near when you will be in  the midst of congregations, who will gnash their teeth  upon you. This gospel must roll and will roll till  it fill the whole Earth. Did I say congregations  would gnash upon you, yea I say nations will gnash  upon you. You will be considered the worst of Men.  Be not discouraged at this, When God pours out his  Spirit, the enemy will rage, but, God, remember is  on your right hand and on your left. A man, though  he may be considered the worst, has joy who is conscious  that he pleases God. The lives of those who proclaim  the true gospel will be in danger; this has been the  case ever since the days of righteous Abel.  The same opposition has been manifest whenever [p. 161]
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Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 21 Feb. 1835;in Minute Book 1, pp. 154–164; handwriting of Warren Cowdery

17 Oct. 1788–23 Feb. 1851. Physician, druggist, farmer, editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Married Patience Simonds, 22 Sept. 1814, in Pawlet, Rutland Co. Moved to Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., New York, 1816...

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