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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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After giving such instruction as the spirit dictated, I , <​severally​> upon the heads of the two , and blessed them, that they might have wisdom to magnify their office, and power over all the power of the adversary,
I also laid my hands upon the twelve Counsellors, and commanded a blessing to rest upon them, that they might have wisdom and power to counsel in righteousness, upon all subjects, that might be laid before them. I also prayed that they might be delivered from those evils to which they were most exposed, and that their lives might be prolonged on the earth.
My Father <​​> then laid his hands upon my head and said, “Joseph, I lay my hands upon thy head and pronounce the blessings of thy progenitors upon thee, that thou mayest hold the of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. until the coming of the Lord, Amen,”
He also laid his hands upon the head of his son and said, “,— I lay my hands upon thy head, and pronounce the blessing of thy progenitors upon thee, that thou mayest remain a of the most high God, and like Samuel of old, hear his voice, saying, Samuel. Samuel, Amen.”
also, laid his hands upon the head of his son , and said, “My Father in heaven, I ask thee to bless this my son, according to the blessings of his forefathers, that he may be strengthened in his ministry, according to his holy calling, amen.”
I then gave the assistant presidents a solemn charge, to do their duty in righteousness, and in the fear of God, I also charged the <​twelve​> counsellors in a similar manner, all in the name of Jesus Christ.
We then all raised our hand to heaven in token of the , and the Lord blessed us with his Spirit. I then declared the counsel [p. 432]
After giving such instruction as the spirit dictated, I , severally upon the heads of the two , and blessed them, that they might have wisdom to magnify their offic, and power over all the power of the adversary,
I also laid my hands upon the twelve Counsellors, and commanded a blessing to rest upon them, that they might have wisdom and power to counsel in righteousness, upon all subjects, that might be laid before them. I also prayed that they might be delivered from those evils to which they were most exposed, and that their lives might be prolonged on the earth.
My Father then laid his hands upon my head and said, “Joseph, I lay my hands upon thy head and pronounce the blessings of thy progenitors upon thee, that thou mayest hold the of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. until the coming of the Lord, Amen,”
He also laid his hands upon the head of his son and said, “,— I lay my hands upon thy head, and pronounce the blessing of thy progenitors upon thee, that thou mayest remain a of the most high God, and like Samuel of old, hear his voice, saying, Samuel. Samuel, Amen.”
also, laid his hands upon the head of his son , and said, “My Father in heaven, I ask thee to bless this my son, according to the blessings of his forefathers, that he may be strengthened in his ministry, according to his holy calling, amen.”
I then gave the assistant presidents a solemn charge, to do their duty in righteousness, and in the fear of God, I also charged the twelve counsellors in a similar manner, all in the name of Jesus Christ.
We all raised our hand to heaven in token of the , and the Lord blessed us with his Spirit. I then declared the counsel [p. 432]
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