Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839–A, as Reported by Unidentified Scribe
JS, Discourse, [, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, or , Hancock Co., IL], [between ca. 26 June and ca. 4 Aug. 1839]. Version copied [ca. 1841] as “Priasthood” in a collection of discourses, pp. – (unknown number of pages missing); unidentified handwriting; JS Collection, CHL.
The priasthood was first given to Adam, he obtained the first presidency & held the of it from generation to generation. He obtained it in th[e] creation, before the world was formed as in Gen <c> 1 <v> 26, 28 he had dominion given him over every living creature; he is Michael the Archangel spoken of in the scriptures— Then to Noah who is Gabriel he stands next in athourity authority to Adam, in the preasthood, he was called of God to this office. & was the father of all living, in this day, & to him was given the dominion, These men held keys first on earth & then in heaven; The priesthood is an everlasting principle & existed with God from eternity & will to eternity, without begining of days or end of years; The keys have to be brought from heaven whenever the gospel is sent.— when they are revealed from heaven it is by adams authority.— Danl. 7 speaks of the ancient of days he means the oldest man our Father Adam Michael, he will call his children, together & hold a council with them to prepare them for the coming of the son of man, he. (Adam) is the father of the human familey & presides over the spirits of all men. & all that have had [p. ]