History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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are to travel and preach among the Gentiles, until the Lord  <February 27> shall command them to go to the Jews. They are to hold the  keys of this ministry, to unlock the door of the kingdom of  heaven unto all nations, and to preach the gospel to every crea ture. This is the power, authority and virtue of their Apostleship.
, Clerk.—
<  described by .—> Ohio, February, 27th. 1835. Having been requested by the Trustees  of the, “Kirtland School” to give a small sketch of the number of  students who have attended this institution, and of their progress  in the different sciences, I cheerfully comply with the request, hav ing been an instructor therein from its commencement, in Dcem ber last. The school has been conducted under the immediate care  and inspection of Joseph Smith Junr, , , and , Trustees. When the school first  commenced, we received into it both large and small, but in  about three weeks the classes became so large, and the house  so crowded, that it was thought adviseable to dismiss all the  small students, and continue those those only who wished to  study the sciences of penmanship, Arithmetic, English grammar  and Geography. Before we dismissed the small schollars, there  were in all about one hundred and thirty who attended.  Since that time there have been, upon an average, about 100,  the most of whom have received lectures upon English gram mar; and for the last four weeks, about seventy have been  studying geography one half the day, and grammar and  writing the other part. T. Burdick’s Arithmetic, S. Kirkham gram mar, and J. Olney’s geography have been used, with Noah  Webster’s dictionary, as standard. Since the year 1827. I have  taught school in five different states,— and visited many schools,  in which I was not engaged as teacher; but I in none, I can say  with certainty, have I seen students make more rapid progress,  than in this. (Messr. & Advocate. p 80.) .
28 February–1 March 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
<28.  Council  began to ordain  the Seventies> On the 28th. the Church in council assembled, commenced  selecting certain individuals from the number of those  who went up to , with me, in the camp; & the follow ing are some the names of those who were ordained and  blessed at that time to begin the organization of the first  Quorum of the Seventies according to the visions and rev elations which I had received;— The seventies to constitute  travelling Quorums, to go into all the earth, whither-soever  the twelve Apostles should call them.
<Names of the Seventies>
Hiram Winters
Elias Hutchin[g]s
Henry Shibley
, Peter Buchanan
J. B. Smith
Alden Burdick
Levi Gifford
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are to travel and preach among the Gentiles, until the Lord February 27 shall command them to go to the Jews. They are to hold the keys of this ministry, to unlock the door of the kingdom of heaven unto all nations, and to preach the gospel to every creature. This is the power, authority and virtue of their Apostleship.
, Clerk.—
described by .— Ohio, February, 27th. 1835. Having been requested by the Trustees of the, “Kirtland School” to give a small sketch of the number of students who have attended this institution, and of their progress in the different sciences, I cheerfully comply with the request, having been an instructor therein from its commencement, in Dcember last. The school has been conducted under the immediate care and inspection of Joseph Smith Junr, , , and , Trustees. When the school first commenced, we received into it both large and small, but in about three weeks the classes became so large, and the house so crowded, that it was thought adviseable to dismiss all the small students, and continue those only who wished to study the sciences of penmanship, Arithmetic, English grammar and Geography. Before we dismissed the small schollars, there were in all about one hundred and thirty who attended. Since that time there have been, upon an average, about 100, the most of whom have received lectures upon English grammar; and for the last four weeks, about seventy have been studying geography one half the day, and grammar and writing the other part. T. Burdick’s Arithmetic, S. Kirkham grammar, and J. Olney’s geography have been used, with Noah Webster’s dictionary, as standard. Since the year 1827. I have taught school in five different states,— and visited many schools, in which I was not engaged as teacher; but in none, I can say with certainty, have I seen students make more rapid progress, than in this. (Messr. & Advocate. p 80.) .
28 February–1 March 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
28. Council began to ordain the Seventies On the 28th. the Church in council assembled, commenced selecting certain individuals from the number of those who went up to , with me, in the camp; & the following are the names of those who were ordained and blessed at that time to begin the organization of the first Quorum of the Seventies according to the visions and revelations which I had received;— The seventies to constitute travelling Quorums, to go into all the earth, whither-soever the twelve Apostles should call them.
Names of the Seventies
Hiram Winters
Elias Hutchings
Henry Shibley
, Peter Buchanan
J. B. Smith
Alden Burdick
Levi Gifford
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