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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Now the time drew near when the Lord would endow his servants, and before he could do this we must perform all the ordinances that are instituted in his [.] there was one ordinance Viz. the washing of feet that we had not as yet observed, but did perform it according to Revelat[i]on, which ordinance belongs only to ordai[n]ed membrs and not the whole church.
For Particulars read the private history of Joseph the Seer.
After the washing of feet came the Annointing with holy oil, which was performed by , amo[n]g the Presidents then the Presidents of each quorum proceed[ed] to annoint the members thereof—in their proper time and place
On the 11, March 1836
held a counsel in which , and were appointed wise men and were sent to with some money [to] purchase land for the saints—to seek a place for them &c.
Chapter 18
Chapt. 18.
March 27, 1836.
Preives [Previous] notice having been given, the Church of Latter day Sa[i]nts met in the &c
See Mes[senger] & Advocate Printed at this place for a full statemnt of the ordn [ordinances?] sermon &c. of the de[d]ication of the Published in th[e] March No. [p. 83]
Now the time drew near when the Lord would endow his servants, and before he could do this we must perform all the ordinances that are instituted in his . there was one ordinance Viz. the washing of feet that we had not as yet observed, but did perform it according to Revelation, which ordinance belongs only to ordained membrs and not the whole church.
For Particulars read the private history of Joseph the Seer.
After the washing of feet came the Annointing with holy oil, which was performed by , among the Presidents then the Presidents of each quorum proceeded to annoint the members thereof—in their proper time and place
On the 11, March 1836
held a counsel in which , and were appointed wise men and were sent to with some money [to] purchase land for the saints—to seek a place for them &c.
Chapter 18
Chapt. 18.
March 27, 1836.
Preives Previous notice having been given, the Church of Latter day Saints met in the &c
See Messenger & Advocate Printed at this place for a full statemnt of the ordn ordinances sermon &c. of the dedication of the Published in the March No. [p. 83]
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