Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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take the responsibility of leading the church.
Coun. moved that the last expression in the article, “so help us God” be left out.
said he had wrote this article and submitted it to this council to find out how many of those here were present at the time it was done, and who can sign it as witnesses.
Coun. was present when observations similar to those in the document were made by prest. Smith; but would it not be carrying an idea abroad that this was the commencement of the authority of the Twelve. They had the same authority before the time referred to in the document. He should have no objections to the article going forth if the proper date of the authority and appointment was stated. [p. [248]]
take the responsibility of leading the church.
Coun. moved that the last expression in the article, “so help us God” be left out.
said he had wrote this article and submitted it to this council to find out how many of those here were present at the time it was done, and who can sign it as witnesses.
Coun. was present when observations similar to those in the document were made by prest. Smith; but would it not be carrying an idea abroad that this was the commencement of the authority of the Twelve. They had the same authority before the time referred to in the document. He should have no objections to the article going forth if the proper date of the authority and appointment was stated. [p. [248]]
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