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Minutes, 22–23 January 1833

fixed determination to be with him in suffering or in rejoicing, in life or in death and to be continually on his right hand in which thing he was accepted, The President said after he had washed the feet

An ordinance following the pattern set by Jesus in the New Testament, symbolizing unity and bestowing purification and spiritual power. At the first meeting of the School of the Prophets in January 1833, JS washed the feet of the elders present and pronounced...

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of the Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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, as I have done so do ye wash ye therefee therefore one anothers feet8

See John 13:14.  


pronouncing at the same time through the power of the Holy Ghost that the Elders were all clean from the blood of this generation9

Coltrin stated that JS made this pronouncement after washing each individual’s feet. (Coltrin, Diary and Notebook, 24 Jan. 1833.)  


but that those among them who should sin wilfully after they were thus cleansed and sealed

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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up unto eternal life10

At an October 1831 conference in Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, JS stated that “the order of the High priesthood is that they have power given them to seal up the Saints unto eternal life.” Those so sealed were, according to Rigdon, those who had “give[n] up all for Christ’s sake.” A November 1831 revelation reiterated this, instructing Orson Hyde, Luke Johnson, Lyman Johnson, and William E. McLellin that “of as many as the Father shall bear record to you it shall be given to seal them up unto Eternal life.” (Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831; Revelation, 1 Nov. 1831–A [D&C 68:12].)  


should be given over unto the buffettings of Satan until the day of redemption Having continued all day in fasting & prayer before the Lord at the close they partook of the Lords supper

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

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which was blessed by the president in the name of the Lord all eat and drank and were filled then sang an hymn and went out—11

See Matthew 26:30; and Mark 14:26. Coltrin added that “the meeting was dismissed by uplifted hand to the most high in token of the everlasting covenants in which covenant we received each other into fellowship in a determination to share in each others burdens whether in prosperity or adversity.” According to a 3 January 1833 revelation, when entering the School of the Prophets, participants were to lift their hands to heaven and recite: “Art thou a brother, or brethren, I salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in tocen [token] of the everlasting covenant, in which covenant, I receive you to fellowship, in a determination, that is fixed immovable, and unchangable, to be your friend and brother, through the grace of God, in the bonds of Love, to walk in all the commandments, of God, blameless, in thanksgiving for ever, and ever; Amen.” (Coltrin, Diary and Notebook, 24 Jan. 1833; Revelation, 3 Jan. 1833 [D&C 88:132–133].)  


F. G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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fixed determination to be with him in suff[er]ing  or in rejoicing, in life or in death and to be  continually on his right hand in which thing  he was accepted, The President said after  he had washed the feet

An ordinance following the pattern set by Jesus in the New Testament, symbolizing unity and bestowing purification and spiritual power. At the first meeting of the School of the Prophets in January 1833, JS washed the feet of the elders present and pronounced...

View Glossary
of the Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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, as I have  done so do ye wash ye therefee [therefore] one anothers feet8

See John 13:14.  


 pronouncing at the same time through the power  of the Holy Ghost that the Elders were all clean  from the blood of this generation9

Coltrin stated that JS made this pronouncement after washing each individual’s feet. (Coltrin, Diary and Notebook, 24 Jan. 1833.)  


but that  those who among them who should sin wilfully  after they were thus cleansed and sealed

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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up  unto eternal life10

At an October 1831 conference in Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, JS stated that “the order of the High priesthood is that they have power given them to seal up the Saints unto eternal life.” Those so sealed were, according to Rigdon, those who had “give[n] up all for Christ’s sake.” A November 1831 revelation reiterated this, instructing Orson Hyde, Luke Johnson, Lyman Johnson, and William E. McLellin that “of as many as the Father shall bear record to you it shall be given to seal them up unto Eternal life.” (Minutes, 25–26 Oct. 1831; Revelation, 1 Nov. 1831–A [D&C 68:12].)  


should be given over unto  the buffettings of Satan until the day of redemp tion Having continued all day in fasting &  prayer before the Lord at the close they  partook of the Lords supper

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

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which was blessed  by the president in the name of the Lord  all eat and drank and were filled then  sang an hymn and went out—11

See Matthew 26:30; and Mark 14:26. Coltrin added that “the meeting was dismissed by uplifted hand to the most high in token of the everlasting covenants in which covenant we received each other into fellowship in a determination to share in each others burdens whether in prosperity or adversity.” According to a 3 January 1833 revelation, when entering the School of the Prophets, participants were to lift their hands to heaven and recite: “Art thou a brother, or brethren, I salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in tocen [token] of the everlasting covenant, in which covenant, I receive you to fellowship, in a determination, that is fixed immovable, and unchangable, to be your friend and brother, through the grace of God, in the bonds of Love, to walk in all the commandments, of God, blameless, in thanksgiving for ever, and ever; Amen.” (Coltrin, Diary and Notebook, 24 Jan. 1833; Revelation, 3 Jan. 1833 [D&C 88:132–133].)  


F. G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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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, 22–23 Jan. 1833. Featured version copied [ca. 23 Jan. 1833] in Minute Book 1, pp. 6–8; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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and Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.

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