July 9th 1838.
A Council of the twelve apostles of the last days, assembled at , agreeable to a revelation given July 8 1838.
Council called to order, presiding.
Persons present belonging to said quorums.
Council opened by prayer by . Resolved, 1st that the persons who are to fill the place of those fallen, be im mediately notified, to come to . Also those of the twelve who are not present.
Resolved, 2nd that no tify , & , noti fy , & notify who is now in England.
And voted, that , pub lish the same in the next Journal.
then gave some in structions, concerning the provisions necessary to be made for the families of the twelve, while laboring in the cause of their Redeemer; advising them to instruct their converts to move without delay to the places of gather ing, and their to strictly attend to the law of God.
ON THE DUTY OF HUSBAND AND WIFE.
It is the duty of a husband to love, cherish, and nourish
his wife, and cleave unto her and none else; he ought to honor her as himself, and he ought
to regard her feelings with ten derness, for she is his flesh, and his bone, designed to be
an help unto him, both in temporal , and spiritual things; one into whose
bosom he can pour all his complaints without reserve, who is willing
(being designed) to take part of his burden, to soothe and encourage his
feelings by her gentle voice.
It is the place of the man, to stand at the head of his family,
and be lord of his own house,
not to rule over his wife as a tyrant, neither as one who is fearful or jealous
that his wife will get out of her place, and prevent him from exer cising
his authority. It is his duty to be a man of God (for a man of God
is a man of wisdom.) ready at all times to obtain from the scriptures,
the reve lations, and from on high, such instruc tions as are
necessary for the edifica tion, and salvation of his household.— And
on the other hand, it is the duty of the wife, to be in subjection to
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