be agreed among themselves as pertaining to the price thereof, and let every man who pays stock bear his proportion of their wages, if it must needs be for their support saith the Lord, otherwise their labors shall be accounted unto them for stock in that even so, Amen,
Verily I say unto you, I now give unto you the offices belonging to my priesthood that ye may hold the Keys thereof even the Priesthood which is after the order of Melchisadeck, which is after the order of my only begotten son. First, I give unto you to be a patriarch unto you to hold the sealing blessings of my church even the holy spirit of promise, whereby ye are sealed up unto the day of redemption, that ye may not fall, notwithstanding the hour of temptation that may come upon you.
I give unto you my servant Joseph to be a presiding Elder over all my Church, to be a Translater, a Revelator, a Seer, and Prophet; I give unto him for Counsillors my servant and my servant that these may constitute a quorum and first presidency to receive the oracles for the whole church.
I give unto you my servant to be a president over the twelve travelling Council which twelve hold the keys to open up the authority of my kingdom upon the four corners of the earth and after that to send my word to every creature, they are , , , , , , , , ; I have taken unto myself, behold his priesthood no man taketh from him, but verily I say unto you, another may be appointed unto the same calling.
And, again, I say unto you, I give unto you I give unto you a a High Council for the corner stones of Zion viz Samuel Bent , Charles C. Rich, , , , [Lewis] Dunbar Wilson, I have taken unto myself, no man taketh his priesthood, but another may be appointed unto the same priesthood in his stead (and verily I say unto <you> let my servant Aaron Johnson be ordained unto this calling in his stead) , , William Huntington [Sr.].
And again I give unto you [p. 13]