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Minutes and Blessings, 1 March 1835

in faith, and that he have strength to withstand all the temptations of the Adversary. That he might have wisdom to proclaim the Gospel in different languages, It was prophised [prophesied] that he would need much power at times to be delivered from his enemies. That his heart must be stedfast or he would be overcome in executing his commission; But if faithful, should have power over all things that opposed his way, and return with the Lords’ servants and receive the approbation of his Heavenly Father and the plaudits, Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord, and on thy head we confirm

After baptism, new converts were confirmed members of the church “by the laying on of the hands, & the giving of the Holy Ghost.” According to JS’s history, the first confirmations were given at the organization of the church on 6 April 1830. By March 1831...

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these blessings. Even so Amen.
Salmon Warner,
Because thou hast offered thy life for the release of thy brethren, who were in affliction. it is the will of thy Heavenly Father that thou shouldst bear the testimony of salvation to many people who have not heard the sound thereof. Thou shalt be a son of consolation. If the Lord commands

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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thee to go to the Islands of the seas, his hand will support thee: If he calls thee to ride upon ships to proclaim the gospel his power will sustain thee. If thou art faithful, the Lord will make thy mission prosperous. Thou wilt have persecution as well as thy other brethren. When Thou hast executed thy mission, if it please thy God, thou shalt return and enjoy the rest of the Saints, even a thousand years and also in eternity. Even so Amen [p. 173]
in faith, and that he have strength to withstand all  the temptations of the Adversary. That <he> might have  wisdom to proclaim the Gospel in different lan guages, It was prophised [prophesied] that he would need much  power at times to be delivered from his enemies.  That his heart must be stedfast or he would be  overcome in executing his commission; But if  faithful, should have power over all things that  opposed his way, and return with the Lords’ serv ants and receive the approbation of his Heavenly  Father and the plaudits, Well done good and faith ful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord, and on  thy head we confirm

After baptism, new converts were confirmed members of the church “by the laying on of the hands, & the giving of the Holy Ghost.” According to JS’s history, the first confirmations were given at the organization of the church on 6 April 1830. By March 1831...

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these blessings. Even so Amen.
Salmon Warner,
Because thou hast offered thy life for the release  of thy brethren, who were in affliction. it is the will  of thy Heavenly Father that thou shouldst bear  the testimony of salvation to many people who  have not heard the sound thereof. Thou shalt  be a son of consolation. If the Lord commands

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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 the[e] to go to the Islands of the seas, his hand will  support thee: If he calls the[e] to ride upon ships  to proclaim the gospel his power will sustain  thee. If thou art faithful, the Lord will make  thy mission prosperous. Thou wilt have per secution as well as thy other brethren. When  Thou hast executed thy mission, if it please  thy God, thou shalt return and enjoy the  rest of the Saints, even a thousand years and  also in eternity. Even so Amen [p. 173]
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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, 1 Mar. 1835; 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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; in Minute Book 1, pp. 172–186; CHL.

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