John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

John Corrill, “Brief History,” Manuscript, circa 1838–1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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covenants and discipline of the church. This had been done, presented to and adopted by the church, and published to the world. As a preparation also to the solem assembly, all the constituted authorities or quorums were filled out in point of numbers, and presented to the church, each one in it proper place, and acknowldged of the church as the proper authorities by which the church should be governed according to the articles and convenants. These authorities, or different quorums, had been organized and established one after another by Smith himself, as the church increased, and their different powers plainly set forth in the book of Doctrine and covenants. But for the satisfaction of those who have not access to that book, I will here give a general account of them.
Chapter 13
Chap 13
The priesthood described. Zion and her stakes. Manner of dealing with transgressors. Ordinations. Reflections on the subject.
There are in the church two preisthoods. First the Melchesideck or high priesthood, also called the greater priesthood. Second, the Aaraonic or lesser priesthood. In the first, or Melchesideck preisthood, were ordained High preists and elders; in the second, were ordained preists, teachers, and deacons. Each different grade chose one of its number to preside over the rest [p. 39]
covenants and discipline of the church. This had been done, presented to and adopted by the church, and published to the world. As a preparation also to the solem assembly, all the constituted authorities or quorums were filled out in point of numbers, and presented to the church, each one in it proper place, and acknowldged of the church as the proper authorities by which the church should be governed according to the articles and convenants. These authorities, or different quorums, had been organized and established one after another by Smith himself, as the church increased, and their different powers plainly set forth in the book of Doctrine and covenants. But for the satisfaction of those who have not access to that book, I will here give a general account of them.
Chapter 13
Chap 13
The priesthood described. Zion and her stakes. Manner of dealing with transgressors. Ordinations. Reflections on the subject.
There are in the church two preisthoods. First the Melchesideck or high priesthood, also called the greater priesthood. Second, the Aaraonic or lesser priesthood. In the first, or Melchesideck preisthood, were ordained High preists and elders; in the second, were ordained preists, teachers, and deacons. Each different grade chose one of its number to preside over the rest [p. 39]
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