well pleased; behold he aspireth to establish his counsel instead of the counsel which I have ordained, even the presidency of my Church, and he setteth up a golden calf, for the worship of my people. Let no man go from this place who had come here, assaying to keep my commandments; if they live here let them live unto me, and if they die here let them die unto me, for they shall rest from all their labors here, and shall continue their works. Therefore let my servant put his trust in me, and cease to fear concerning his family because of the sickness of the land, If ye love me Keep my commandments and the sickness of the land shall redound to your glory.
Let my Servant go and proclaim mine everlasting gospel with a loud voice and with great joy as he shall be moved upon by my spirit unto the inhabitants of and also unto the inhabitants of . and also unto the inhabitants of Madison and also unto the inhabitants of and await patiently and diligently for further instructions at my general Conference saith the Lord. <If he will do my will> let him from henceforth hearken to the Counsel of my servant Joseph and with his interest support the cause of the poor and publish the new translation of my holy word unto the inhabitants of the earth, and if he will do this I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings, that he shall not be forsaken, nor his seed be found begging bread.
And, again, verily I say unto you that my servant , be appointed, ordained, and anointed as a coun sillor unto my servant Joseph in the room of my ser vant , that my servant may take the office of priesthood and patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his by blessing and also by right, that from henceforth he shall hold the keys of the patriarchal blessings upon the heads of all my people, that who ever he blesses shall be blessed, and who ever he curseth shall be cursed, that whatsoever he shall bind on the earth shall be bound in heaven, and, that whatsoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven, and from this time forth I appoint unto him, that he may be a prophet and a Seer and a revelator unto my church as well as my servant Joseph that he may act in concert also, with my servant Joseph, and that he shall receive counsel from my servant Joseph, who shall shew unto him the keys whereby he may ask and [p. 10]