Mormon History, Mar 7, 1835

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-- Mar 7, 1835
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith participated in a meeting held for the purpose of giving blessings to 119 men who had helped build the Kirtland Temple. (1)

[Smith, Don Carlos] Received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple 7 March 1835. Three children: Agnes Charlotte, Sophronia, and Josephine Donna. (2)

[Whitney, Newel Kimball] Received blessing 7 March 1835 for working on Kirtland Temple. (2)

-- Mar 7, 1835-8
Blessing meetings for workers and contributors to the House of the Lord, and seventies. (3)

-- Mar 8, 1835
[Smith, John] Received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple 8 March 1835. Mission to eastern states with Joseph Smith, Sr. (2)

-- Mar 12, 1835
The Twelve Apostles meet in Kirtland: "It was then proposed that during their present mission, Elder Brigham Young should open the door of the Gospel to the remnants of Joseph, who dwell among the Gentiles, which was carried." (4)

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith met with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and proposed that they take their first mission through the Eastern States, to the Atlantic Ocean. (1)

-- Mar 13, 1835
[Wight, Lyman] Left for Cincinnati on mission 13 March 1835. (2)

-- Mar 26, 1835
[Higbee, Elias] Left Clay County 26 March 1835. (2)

-- Mar 28, 1835
Revelation on priesthood (D&C 107) given through Joseph Smith. (5)

Revelation on priesthood received (D&C 107). (6)

Joseph Smith announces a revelation on priesthood which includes statements that the First Presidency, Quorum of Twelve Apostles, First Quorum of Seventy, and central high council are all "equal in authority." The revelation authorized the Twelve to ordain patriarchs in "large branches," but not stakes where only the First Presidency ordained patriarchs until October 1844.The "Twelve met in council and had a time of general confession. On reviewing our past course we are satisfied and feel to confess also that we have not realized the importance of our calling to that degree that we ought. We have been light minded and vain and in many things done WRONG, WRONG. For all these things we have asked forgiveness of our Heavenly Father, and wherein we have grieved or wounded the feelings of the Presidency we ask their forgiveness." (4)

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles meet together and confessed their shortcomings and weaknesses to one another before separating on their missions. At this meeting, Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants section 107, regarding the priesthood. It clarifies the order and administration of the various offices of the priesthood, appointing the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and First Quorum of the Seventy as equals in the church. The decisions of these quorums must be made unanimously. The standing high councils of the several stakes also form a body equal in authority. (7)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"
4 - On This Day in Mormon History,
5 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
6 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
7 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),

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