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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

Ordinance symbolizing unity and cleanliness. Revelation directed that the “president, or presiding elder of the church” was to administer the ordinance “in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets,” in accordance with the pattern set by Jesus ...

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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 feet pronouncing at the same time through the power of the Holy Ghost that the Elders were all clean from the blood of this generation 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 life 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—
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

Ordinance symbolizing unity and cleanliness. Revelation directed that the “president, or presiding elder of the church” was to administer the ordinance “in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets,” in accordance with the pattern set by Jesus ...

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 feet  pronouncing at the same time through the power  of the Holy Ghost that the Elders were all clean  from the blood of this generation 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 life 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—
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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Church members in Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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were directed by a revelation in late December 1832 and another in early January 1833 to hold a solemn assembly and organize a school. In the “school of the prophets,” the church’s first elders were to be educated in a conventional sense while simultaneously preparing for a spiritual endowment of power.
These conference minutes were recorded during the solemn assembly that initiated the school of the prophets. Participants met in an upstairs room in the Whitney store

In Apr. 1826, Whitney purchased quarter-acre lot on northeast corner of Chardon and Chillicothe roads and built two-story, 1500-square-foot white store. Mercantile store also functioned as Kirtland Mills post office. Whitney met JS at store, 4 Feb. 1831. ...

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in 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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, Ohio. The minutes described two days of meetings that included speaking in tongues and other spiritual manifestations.
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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, who had been serving as JS’s scribe since 20 July 1832, took minutes of the meeting and entered a copy into Minute Book 1.

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