-- April 28-30, 1835
[Revelations] . Doctrine and Covenants 107:1-58. Kirtland, Ohio.
Melchizedek and Aaronic Priesthoods; presidency of the High Priesthood (Melchizedek) can officiate in all offices ; high priests and elders concerned with spiritual affairs ; bishopric presidency of Aaronic ; bishop's "priesthood" lineal ; Aaronic priesthood ministering angels ; church presidency ; Quorum of the Twelve equal to quorum of the church presidency ; seventy missionaries ; quorum of seventy equals Quorum of the Twelve ; Twelve presiding high council ; Twelve direct the seventy ; standing high councils equal traveling high council ; Twelve ordain evangalists [patriarchs] ; lineal priesthood ; Enoch ; Adam's blessing in Adam-ondi-Ahman ; Adam Michael.
The traditional date of March 28 is based on letter dated March 28, 1836 [sic] in KC, 198. However, William E. McLellin records that Joseph and other apostles were in Huntsburg, Ohio March 26-30, 1835. All sources agree the revelation was given in Kirtland; and "A record of the transaction of the Twelve apostles," in Patriarchal Blessing Book 1, indiates cited in JS revelations, 267n6.
Not printed in the Book of Commandments.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants 3 heading: ON PRIESTHOOD. (1)
-- During April 1835
[Marks, William] Baptized before April 1835 in Portage, New York. (2)
[Partridge, Edward] Traveled to Kirtland 27 January-29 April 1835 with Thomas B. Marsh. (2)
-- During Spring 1835
William McLellin suspended from fellowship. (3)
-- During spring of 1835
[Knight, Newel] Arrived in Kirtland in spring of 1835. Seven children: Sally, James, Joseph, Newel, Lydia, Jesse, and Hyrum. (2)
-- May 2, 1835
The First Presidency, Twelve, some seventies, and some elders meet. The Twelve are seated by age, to regulate affairs abroad but not in Zion or any of her stakes. Ordinations require vote of the church membership. The Twelve call seven presidents of the Seventy (Joseph Young, Sylvester Smith, Lyman Sherman, Leonard Rich, Hazen Aldrich, Zebedee Coltrin, and Levi Hancock) on missions. Seven presidents call and ordain new seventies. (4)
Thomas B Marsh: Sustained 2 May 1835 as president of Quorum of Twelve on basis of misstated birthdate (David W Patten was entitled to position) (5)
A priesthood council votes that the Quorum of Twelve and the Seventy have the right to call on branches to provide them and their families with financial support. Joseph Smith reminds the Twelve that they have no jurisdiction in organized stakes, and that the stake high council has no authority over branches. Joseph also states, "It will be the duty of the twelve when in council to take their seats together according to their ages. The oldest to be seated at the. head, and preside in the first council, the next oldest in the second, and so on until the youngest has presided." (6)
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith presided at a conference with the First Presidency, Twelve, part of the Seventy, and other elders of the Church. (7)
A priesthood council votes that the Quorum of Twelve and the Seventy have the right to call on branches to provide them and their families with financial support. Joseph Smith reminds the Twelve that they have no jurisdiction in organized stakes, and that the stake high council has no authority over branches. (8)
Thomas B. Marsh sustained as President of the Quorum of the Twelve (9)
-- May 3, 1835
The Twelve left Kirtland on their first mission. (10)
-- May 4, 1835
[Heber C. Kimball] Departs to the eastern United States on second mission; returns 25 September 1835. (11)
1 - Kenny, Scott, "Doctrine and Covenants," http://saintswithouthalos.com/s/_dc.phtml
2 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
3 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology," http://bit.ly/14Qt5F
4 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844," http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
5 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
6 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com
7 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
8 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
9 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_the_Quorum_of_the_Twelve_Apostles_(LDS_Church)
10 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
11 - Kimball, Stanley B. (editor), On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball, Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1987
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