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Report of Instructions, July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards

of the Son of Man. He, (adam) is the Father of the human family & presides over the Spirits of all men, & all that have had the Keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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must Stand before him in this grand Council. This may take place before some of us leave this stage of action, The Son of Man Stands before him & there is given him glory & dominion.— Adam delivers up his stewardship

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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to Christ, that which was deliverd to him as holding the Keys of the Universe, but retains his standing as head of the human family.
The Spirit of man is not a created being; it existed from Eternity & will exist to Eternity. Any thing created cannot be Eternal & earth. water &c— all these had their existence in an elementary state from Eternity. Our Savior speaks of Children & Says their angels always stand before my father.
The Father called all spirits before him at the creation of man & organized them. He (Adam) is the head. & was told to multiply. The Keys were first given to him, & by him to others he will have to [p. 64]
of the Son of Man. He, (adam) is the  Father of the human family & presides over  the Spirits of all men, & all that have  had the Keys

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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must Stand before him  in this grand Council. This may take  place before some of us leave this stage  of action, The Son of Man Stands  before him & there is given him glory &  dominion.— Adam delivers up his steward ship

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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to Christ, that which was deliverd  to him as holding the Keys of the Universe,  but retains his standing as head of the  human family.
The Spirit of man is not a created  being; it existed from Eternity & will  exist to Eternity. Any thing created can not be Eternal & earth. water &c— all these  had their existence in an elementary state  from Eternity. Our Savior speaks of  Children & Says their angels always  stand before my father.
The Father called all spirits  before him at the creation of man  & organized them. He (Adam) is the  head. & was told to multiply. The Keys  were <first> given to him, <& by him to others> he will have to [p. 64]
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JS, Report of Instructions, Commerce

Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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, IL, July 1839; in Willard Richards Pocket Companion, pp. 63–79; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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; Willard Richards, journals, CHL.

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