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Ordination of Cyrus Smalling, 30 June 1835

thee apart for this mission and ministry, to preach the gospel and testify to this generation of the things which thou hast seen and heard. In the name of the Lord, therefore, thou Shalt go forth, and his angel shall go with thee whithersoever thou goest; for thou shalt go and nothing shall stay thee. Thou shalt preach to nations that thou knowest not of at this time: thou shalt go to the islands of the seas. When thy locks shall be silvered over with age, thou shalt be renewed that thou shalt receive again the vigor of thy youth and yet stand before the Kings of the earth, if thou desirest it. Thou shalt be a witness for the Lord of the things that thou Knowest until the Lord comes in his glory, and thou shalt see him with thine eyes in the flesh;— for the desire of thy heart, in righteousness, shall be granted. Thou shalt go to Europe and preach the gospel to the Kings of the earth. Thou shalt stand before bishops, archbishops and lord bishops, and even the pope himself. Thou shalt push together thy thousands: thou shalt proclaim to Catholics, to Presbyterians and all other sects and denominations, and teach bishops, archbichops and popes. Thou shalt be changed in the twinkling of an eye,— and many other blessings that we cannot describe, which the Lord will show thee. Thou art of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. In the name of Jesus we seal

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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these blessings upon thy head through thy diligence, faithfulness, prayer of faith and holy desires; even so. Amen.
Wm. W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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{Recorded in this book Dec. 21,1835, Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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thee apart for this mission and ministry, to preach the gospel and testify to this generation of the things which  thou hast seen and heard. In the name of the Lord, therefore, thou Shalt go forth, and his angel shall go with  thee whithersoever thou goest; for thou shalt go and nothing shall stay thee. Thou shalt preach to nations that  thou knowest not of at this time: thou shalt go to the islands of the seas. When thy locks shall be silvered over  with age, thou shalt be renewed that thou shalt receive again the vigor of thy youth and yet stand before  the Kings of the earth, if thou desirest it. Thou shalt be a witness for the Lord of the things that thou Knowest until  the Lord comes in his glory, and thou shalt see him with thine eyes in the flesh;— for the desire of thy heart, in  righteousness, shall be granted. Thou shalt go to Europe and preach the gospel to the Kings of the earth. Thou  shalt stand before bishops, archbishops and lord bishops, and even the pope himself. Thou shalt push togeth er thy thousands: thou shalt proclaim to Catholics, to Presbyterians and all other sects and denomina tions, and teach bishops, archbichops and popes. Thou shalt be changed in the twinkling of an eye,—  and many other blessings that we cannot describe, which the Lord will show thee. Thou art of the  seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. In the name of Jesus we seal

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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these blessings upon thy head  through thy diligence, faithfulness, prayer of faith and holy desires; even so. Amen.
Wm. W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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}Clerks.
John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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{Recorded in this book Dec. 21,1835, Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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JS, Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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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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, Ordination, to Cyrus Smalling, 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, 30 June 1835; in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, pp. 24–25; CHL.

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