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Minutes, 27 February 1835–B

the priesthoods, for without this knowledge they can do nothing  to profit. In the first place God manifested himself to me  and gave me authority to establish his church, and you  have receivd your authority from God through me; and  now it is your duty to go and unlock the kingdom  of heaven to foreign nations, for no man can do that  thing but yourselves. Neither has any man authority  or a right to go to other nations before you; and  you, twelve, stand in the same relation to those nations  that I stand in to you, that is, as a minister; and  you have each the same authority in other nations that  I have in this nation.[”] The council was closed by Eldr  W. E. M’cLellin.
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Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 27 Feb. 1835; in “Record of the Transactions of the Twelve,” pp. 1–4, in Patriarchal Blessing Book 2; CHL.

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