Recommendation for Brigham Young, 3 June 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

To the Saints scatterred abroad to the Nations of Europe and to the World—
Be it known unto you that is fully authourised to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and his testimony can be relied on he is a man of unexceptionable character and received his authourity and from under the hands of the Presiding authourities of the who were called by actual revelation from God therefore God will bless him and bear record by his power thereby confirming his word and ministry thus testifieth your humble servants.—
Joseph Smith Jr
June 3d., 1839) [p. [1]]
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    Young was appointed to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on 14 February 1835 and ordained by Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris. (Minutes, Discourse, and Blessings, 14–15 Feb. 1835; Kimball, “Journal and Record,” 22.)  

    Kimball, Heber C. “The Journal and Record of Heber Chase Kimball an Apostle of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” ca. 1842–1858. Heber C. Kimball, Papers, 1837–1866. CHL. MS 627, box 1.

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    Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18:27].  

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    See Mark 16:20.  

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    Signatures of Sidney Rigdon, Hyrum Smith, and JS