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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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, by the unanimous voice of the . The above named councillors were then asked whether, they accepted their appointments, and whether they would act in their that office, according to the law of heaven; to which they all answered, that they accepted their appointments, and would fill their offices according to the grace of God bestowed upon them.
3. The number composing the , who voted in the name and for the in appointing the above named councillors, were forty three, as follows; nine , seventeen , four and thirteen members.
4. Voted, that the High Council cannot have power to act, without seven named councillors or their regularly appointed sucessors, are present. These seven shall have power to appoint other high priests, whom they may consider worthy and capable, to act in— the place of absent Counsellers. [HC 2:28]
5 voted, that whenever any vacancy shall occur by the death, removal from office for transgression, or removal from the bounds of this church government, of any one of the above named counsellors, it shall be filled by the nomination of the s or presidents, and sanctioned by the voice of a general Council of high Priests, convened for that purpose, to act in the name of the church.
6. The president of the church who is also the president of the council, is appointed by revelation and acknowledged, in his administration by the voice of the church; and it is according to the dignity of his office, that he should preside over the high council of the church; and it is his privilege to be assisted by , appointed after the same manner, as he himself was appointed; and in case of the absence of one or both of those who are appointed to assist him, he has power to preside over the council without [p. 428]
, by the unanimous voice of the . The above named councillors were then asked whether, they accepted their appointments, and whether they would act in that office, according to the law of heaven; to which they all answered, that they accepted their appointments, and would fill their offices according to the grace of God bestowed upon them.
3. The number composing the , who voted in the name and for the in appointing the above named councillors, were forty three, as follows; nine , seventeen , four and thirteen members.
4. Voted, that the High Council cannot have power to act, without seven named councillors or their regularly appointed sucessors, are present. These seven shall have power to appoint other high priests, whom they may consider worthy and capable, to act in— the place of absent Counsellers. [HC 2:28]
5 voted, that whenever any vacancy shall occur by the death, removal from office for transgression, or removal from the bounds of this church government, of any one of the above named counsellors, it shall be filled by the nomination of the or presidents, and sanctioned by the voice of a general Council of high Priests, convened for that purpose, to act in the name of the church.
6. The president of the church who is also the president of the council, is appointed by revelation and acknowledged, in his administration by the voice of the church; and it is according to the dignity of his office, that he should preside over the high council of the church; and it is his privilege to be assisted by , appointed after the same manner, as he himself was appointed; and in case of the absence of one or both of those who are appointed to assist him, he has power to preside over the council without [p. 428]
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