and from nation to nation. Angels shall bear the[e] up, and thou shalt be instrumental in bringing thousands of the redeemed
of the Lord to . President the above blessing upon him, even so Amen.
Dear Brother, You are chosen, and set apart to be to this and this ministry. You shall go forth and preach the gospel and do a mighty work. You shall be sustained. The Holy spirit shall enlighten thy mind. Thou shalt travel from nation to nation. The Lord God shall preserve thee and return thee safe, with songs of everlasting joy upon thy head. The above was , by
The following Charge was given to by President .
Dear Brethren, previously to delivering the charge I shall read a part of a revelation. It is known to you that
previous to the organizing of this in 1830 The Lord gave revelations or the Church could not have been organized. The people of this Church were weak in faith compared with the ancients. Those who em barked in this cause, were desirous to know how the work was to be conducted. They read many things in the Book of Mormon, concerning their duty and the way the great work ought to be done; but the minds of men are so constructed, that they will not believe without a testimony of seeing or hearing. The Lord gave us a revelation, that in process of time there should be Twelve chosen to preach his gospel to Jew & . Our minds have been on a constant stretch to find who these Twelve were. [p. 158]