Minutes, 3 December 1832

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

A of convened in on the 3d. day of December AD 1832 for the purpose of ordained Bro [.] Present Joseph Smith Jr and , then proceded to ordain brothe[r] to be a Priest in the which was done by the hand of Bro Joseph and prayer by ——
Clk. of Con
Joseph Smith J[r.] Prsd [p. 1]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    It is unclear how long Packard had been in Kirtland, Ohio. He later recalled that sometime between his June 1832 baptism and January 1833, he “went to Kirtland.” After mentioning Packard’s ordination, JS’s journal for this date relates a visit from Solomon Humphrey Jr., followed by “a conference in the Evening” at which William E. McLellin, “Br Jese” (probably Jesse Gause), and an unidentified “Mogan” were excommunicated. Both the journal and these minutes indicate that the disciplinary action was a different “conference” from this one. (Packard, “Life and Travels,” 3; JS, Journal, 3 Dec. 1832.)  

    Packard, Noah. “The Life and Travels of Noah Packard.” In Voices from the Past: Diaries, Journals, and Autobiographies, compiled by Campus Education Week Program, Education Week Department, Continuing Education, Brigham Young University, 1–7. Provo, UT: Campus Education Week, Brigham Young University Press, 1980.

  2. 2

    TEXT: Or “Livie”.  

  3. 3

    Two days later, a council of high priests assigned Humphrey and Packard to proclaim the gospel together in Parkman. Humphrey had recently arrived in Kirtland after completing a mission to the eastern United States. (Minutes, 5 Dec. 1832; JS, Journal, 3 Dec. 1832.)  

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    JS wrote in his journal that he ordained Packard “with my own hands.” Packard later recounted that Rigdon assisted with the ordination. (JS, Journal, 3 Dec. 1832; Packard, “Life and Travels,” 3.)  

    Packard, Noah. “The Life and Travels of Noah Packard.” In Voices from the Past: Diaries, Journals, and Autobiographies, compiled by Campus Education Week Program, Education Week Department, Continuing Education, Brigham Young University, 1–7. Provo, UT: Campus Education Week, Brigham Young University Press, 1980.