History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 12​> and afflicted brethren in that region, and teach them the ways of truth and holiness, and set them in order according as the Lord should direct: but that is n was not wisdom for the elders generally to hold public meetings in that region. It was also decided that assist in his mission, of gathering the strength of the Lord’s house, as I had appointed him
31 July–1 August 1834 • Thursday–Friday
<​31. Meeting of the High Council​> July 31st. The of Zion assembled, and heard the report of , , and , concerning the mission appointed them at the previous Council.
gave the council some good instruction; that it was their duty to transact all business in order, and when any case is brought forward for investigation, Every member should be attentive and patient to what is passing, in all cases, and avoid confusion and contention, which is offensive in the sight of the Lord, He also addressed the , and said that it is not pleasing in the sight of the Lord for any man to go forth to preach the gospel of peace, unless he is qualified to set forth its principles in plainness, to those he endeavors to instruct; and also the rules and regulations of the ; for just [HC 2:136] as a man is, and as he teaches and acts, so will his followers be, let them be ever so full of notions and whims. He also addressed the congregation, and told them that it was not wisdom for the brethren to vote at the approaching election, and the Council acquiesced in the instruction of the President.
proposed to the Council to appoint a certain number of elders to hold public meetings in that section of country, as often as should be deemed necessary, to teach the disciples how to escape the indignation of their enemies, and keep in favor with those who were friendly disposed and , , , and were appointed by the unamious [p. 526]
July 12 and afflicted brethren in that region, and teach them the ways of truth and holiness, and set them in order according as the Lord should direct: but that was not wisdom for the elders generally to hold public meetings in that region. It was also decided that assist in his mission, of gathering the strength of the Lord’s house, as I had appointed him
31 July–1 August 1834 • Thursday–Friday
31. Meeting of the High Council July 31st. The of Zion assembled, and heard the report of , , and , concerning the mission appointed them at the previous Council.
gave the council some good instruction; that it was their duty to transact all business in order, and when any case is brought forward for investigation, Every member should be attentive and patient to what is passing, in all cases, and avoid confusion and contention, which is offensive in the sight of the Lord, He also addressed the , and said that it is not pleasing in the sight of the Lord for any man to go forth to preach the gospel of peace, unless he is qualified to set forth its principles in plainness, to those he endeavors to instruct; and also the rules and regulations of the ; for just [HC 2:136] as a man is, and as he teaches and acts, so will his followers be, let them be ever so full of notions and whims. He also addressed the congregation, and told them that it was not wisdom for the brethren to vote at the approaching election, and the Council acquiesced in the instruction of the President.
proposed to the Council to appoint a certain number of elders to hold public meetings in that section of country, as often as should be deemed necessary, to teach the disciples how to escape the indignation of their enemies, and keep in favor with those who were friendly disposed and , , , and were appointed by the unamious [p. 526]
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