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Minutes, 21 February 1835

but one God and one Mediator; he that has seen him will know, him and testify of him. Beware of Pride, beware of evil; shun the very appearance of it, for the time is coming when if you do not hear to these things you will have a fall. Among your many afflictions you will have many blessings also. but you must pass through many afflictions in order to receive the glory that is in reserve for you. You will see thousands who when they first see you will know nothing about salvation by Jesus Christ, You shall see a nation born in a day. A great work lies before you & the time is near, when you must bid farewell to your native land, cross the mighty deep and sound the tocsin of alarm to other nations, kindreds tongues and people. Remember that all your hopes of deliverance from danger & from death, will rest upon your faithfulness to God in his cause. You must necessarily serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. Avoid strife and vain glory, think not yourself better than your brethren, but pray for them, as well as for yourself, and if you are faithful, great will be your blessings, but if you are not your stewardship

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will be taken from you, and another appointed in your stead.
Elder Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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gave his hand to President O. Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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and said he had received ordination

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and should fulfil the ministry according to the grace given him. To which the President replied, Go forth and Angels shall bear thee up and thou shalt come forth at the last day bringing many with thee.
Thomas B. Marsh

1 Nov. 1800–Jan. 1866. Farmer, hotel worker, waiter, horse groom, grocer, type foundry worker, teacher. Born at Acton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Marsh and Molly Law. Married first Elizabeth Godkin, 1 Nov. 1820, at New York City. Moved to ...

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’s Blessing by O. Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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Dear Brother, You are to be a minister of righteousness and to this ministry and Apostleship

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

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you are now to be ordained: and May all temporal and spiritual blessings attend you. Your sins are forgiven you, and you are to go forth and preach the everlasting Gospel. You shall travel from kingdom to kingdom [p. [157]]
but one God and one Mediator; he that has seen him will  know, him and testify of him. Beware of Pride, beware of evil;  shun the very appearance of it, for the time is coming  when if you do not hear to <these> things you will have a fall.  Among your many afflictions you will have many  blessings also. but you must pass through many afflictions  in order to receive the glory that is in reserve for you.  You will see thousands who when they first see you  will know nothing about salvation by Jesus Christ,  You shall see a nation born in a day. A great  work lies before you & the time is near, when you must  bid farewell to your native land, cross the mighty deep and  sound the tocsin of alarm to other nations, kindreds  tongues and people. Remember that all your hopes of  deliverance from danger & from death, will rest upon  your faithfulness to God in his cause. You must necessari ly serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind.  Avoid strife and vain glory, think not yourself better than  your brethren, but pray for them, as well as for your self, and if you are faithful, great will be your  blessings, but if you are not your stewardship

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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will be taken  from you, and another appointed in your stead.
Elder Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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gave his hand to President O. Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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and said  he had received ordination

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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and should fulfil the ministry  according to the grace given him. To which the President  replied, Go forth and Angels shall bear thee up and thou  shalt come forth at the last day bringing many with thee.
Thomas B. Marsh

1 Nov. 1800–Jan. 1866. Farmer, hotel worker, waiter, horse groom, grocer, type foundry worker, teacher. Born at Acton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of James Marsh and Molly Law. Married first Elizabeth Godkin, 1 Nov. 1820, at New York City. Moved to ...

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s Blessing by O. Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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 Dear Brother, You are to be a minister of righteousness  and to this ministry and Apostleship

A title indicating one sent forth to preach; later designated as a specific ecclesiastical and priesthood office. By 1830, JS and Oliver Cowdery were designated as apostles. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church explained that an “apostle is an elder...

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you are now to be  ordained: and May all temporal and spiritual  blessings attend you. Your sins are forgiven you,  and you are to go forth and preach the everlasting  Gospel. You shall travel from kingdom to kingdom [p. [157]]
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Minutes, Kirtland

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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