moved that the whole of this subject be left to the to direct as he shall see proper. (Seconded)
The said the reason why he proposed to go was, because he is here and has nothing to do, and he would be pleased with the mission, for it is just such a business he would like to go into. Brother and must go, and the feelings of his heart is for four to go.
Coun. said has had it predicted on his head, that he should visit the Lamanites, and it is his feelings that should be admitted into this council. He is a good man & a man of confidence. [p. ]
At blessing meetings on 7 and 8 March 1835 for individuals who had worked on or contributed to the construction of the House of the Lord in Kirtland, Ohio, Phineas Young was “ordained a missionary to the Lamanites.” Several other men received similar appointments at that time or shortly thereafter, including Phineas’s brothers Brigham and Lorenzo, his brother-in-law John P. Greene, and Amos Orton. Brigham Young, Greene, and Orton visited a Seneca reservation in May 1835, but there is no record of Phineas Young having yet preached to American Indians. (Minutes and Discourses, 7–8 Mar. 1835; Minutes, 12 Mar. 1835; John P. Greene, Freedom, NY, to Rhoda Young Greene, 24 May 1835, CHL.)
Greene, John P. Letter, Freedom, NY, to Rhoda Young Greene, 24 May 1835. CHL. MS 9871.