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Minutes and Blessings, 1 March 1835

Ezra Thayer

Ca. 1792–6 Sept. 1862. Farmer, gardener, builder. Born in New York. Married Elizabeth Frank. Lived at Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, 1820. Lived at Farmington, Ontario Co., 1830. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt and confirmed by JS, fall 1830...

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Blessed thou art and blessed shalt thou be for thou art one of the 70

An office in the Melchizedek Priesthood patterned after the seventy envoys called by Jesus in the New Testament. The first members of the Quorum of the Seventy were called in February 1835. Revelation stipulated that “the seventy are also called to preach...

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You shall go to the nations and teach them in their own tongues, the things of the Kingdom. You shall be delivered from all your enemies and go and preach from land to land. and you shall yet have all the promises that the Lord has ever given in this church fulfilled. You shall Lead many to Zion and yet you shall have rejoicings with your family and no man shall take your blessings Even so Amen.
Harrison Burgess
We ordain you to be an Elder

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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in the Church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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and one of the 70. May you be sanctified and filled with light and intelligence. That the importance and duty of your office may be near your heart. You shall go to all the nations afar off and to the Islands of the sea. You shall speak languages that you have never heard even twelve God will prepare you for a great work & you shall do it. You shall have power given you to perform all the duties of your calling, and you shall bear a testimony that shall convince many. And if you are faithful, you shall in the end of your ministry, return to this land with much rejoicing Amen.
Alden Burdick
We ordain you to be an Elder in the Church of the Latter day Saints. When you did obey the gospel the eye of the Lord was upon you, and you are now called and set apart. You shall go to many land & Islands, where missionaries are now stationed, and some of them shall receive the truth at your mouth. You shall have powers over all weapons formed against you. You shall see the Heavens opened and the spirits of the Just shall min [p. 181]
Ezra Thayer

Ca. 1792–6 Sept. 1862. Farmer, gardener, builder. Born in New York. Married Elizabeth Frank. Lived at Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, 1820. Lived at Farmington, Ontario Co., 1830. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt and confirmed by JS, fall 1830...

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Blessed thou art and blessed shalt thou be for thou art  one of the 70

An office in the Melchizedek Priesthood patterned after the seventy envoys called by Jesus in the New Testament. The first members of the Quorum of the Seventy were called in February 1835. Revelation stipulated that “the seventy are also called to preach...

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You shall go to the nations and teach them  in their own tongues, the things of the Kingdom. You  shall be delivered from all your enemies and go  and preach from land to land. and you shall yet  have all the promises that the Lord has ever given  in this church fulfilled. You shall Lead many to Zion  and yet you shall have rejoicings with your family  and no man shall take your blessings Even so Amen.
Harrison Burgess
We ordain you to be an Elder

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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in the Church of  Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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and one of the 70. May you be sanctified  and filled with light and intelligence. That the  importance and duty of your office may be near  your heart. You shall go to all the nations afar  off and to the Islands of the sea. You shall speak  languages that you have never heard even twelve  God will prepare you for a great work & you shall  do it. You shall have power given you to perform  all the duties of your calling, and you shall  bear a testimony that shall convince many.  And if you are faithful, you shall in the end  of your ministry, return to this land with much  rejoicing Amen.
Alden Burdick
We ordain you to be an Elder in the Church of the Latter  day Saints. When you did obey the gospel the eye of the Lord  was upon you, and you are now called and set apart. You  shall go to many land & Islands, where missionaries  are now stationed, and some of them shall receive  the truth at your mouth. You shall have powers  over all weapons formed against you. You shall see  the Heavens opened and the spirits of the Just shall min [p. 181]
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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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