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Day in the Life

Jan 3, 1837

Journal Entry

January 03, 1837 ~ Tuesday

Jan 3rd At early candle light I repaired to the house
of the Lord
in company with Elder Milton Holmes for the
purpose of meeting with the quorum of the Seventies
President Aldrich opened the meeting by prayer &
after a few appropriate remarks from President
Coltrin about twenty of the third Seventy was
ordained to the high Priesthood & as members of
the third Seventy under the hands of the above
named Presidents After these were ordained
Elder M. Holms & myself was called upon by the
Presidents to come fore ward to be ordained as mem-
bers of the first Seventy Elders of Israel to bear the
name of Jesus to the nations of the Earth. The first
Seventy was chosen out of the CAMP that
Went up to Zion for the redemption of it & the
Saints in the spring of 1834 But as we were not
present when the first Seventy was chosen we
was afterwards chosen in the second quorum
(See May 31th 1836 in this Journal) But there
being two vacancies in the firs quorum we were
chosen to fill them. President Aldrich ordained
Elder Holmes to this appointment & pronounced
great blessings upon his head.

President Z. Coltrin
ordained me as a member of the first Seventy &
pronounced great blessings upon my head by the
spirit of Prophecy & Revelation some of them
I will mention which are as follows. THAT my
enemies may confine me in prisions & chains &
that I would rend the prisions & chains in twain

in the name of JESUS CHRIST & that the Lord would
give me great Power, Knowledg, & wisdom & faith so that
I should heal the sick caus the Blind to see the lame to leap
as an heart [hart], the Deaf to hear stop the mouths of Lions
& rase the dead to life & waft myself (as did Philip)
from River to river from sea to sea & from con-
tinant to continant for the purpose of Preaching
the gospel of Jesus Christ & that I ^should^ stand before
Kings & Princes & that they would send for me to
receieve wisdom knowledge & instruction at my
mouth because they considered me wiser than
themselves in like manner as the Egyptians sought
wisdom at the hand of JOSEPH. And that God
would give me a multiplicity of Blessings that
I should Preach to the nations of the earth & to
the inhabitants upon the Islands of the sea & that
I should then return & stand upon Mount Zion
in the flesh even in Jackson County Missouri at
the Cumming of Christ & that I should be cought
up to meet him in the clouds of heaven for he
said this was the word of God unto me & Also
that I should visit COLUB & Preach to the
spirits in Prision & that I should bring all of
my friends or relatives forth from the Terrestr-
ial Kingdom
(who had died) by the Power of the
gospel. These & many other Blessings were
Pronounced upon my head, & further said that
I should be annointed & my life sealed unto me
& that their would be still greater blessing
Pronounced upon my head. I felt much of the
Power of God rest upon me in this ordinance &
Bear witness of the truth of th[e] above
PROCLAM[A]TION

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Aldrich, Hazen C.
10 Jan 1797 - 30 Nov 1872
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Coltrin, Zebedee
7 Sep 1804 - 21 Jul 1887
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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

—I was set apart to be a mem- ber of the first quorum of Seventies.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

—I was set apart to be a member of the First Quorum of Seventies.

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

On the , I attended a meeting of the seventies when when twenty men were ordained into the third Quorum of the Seventies under the hands of Hazen Aldrich and Zebedee Coultrin they also ordained Milton Holmes and myself ^I was ordained^ into the first Quorum of the Seventies and pronounced great blessings upon my ^our^ heads.

Autobiography 1857 Draft 2

I was set apart to be a member of the first quorum of Seventies.

Autobiography 1892 Deseret News Notes

set apart as a member of 1st Quorum of Seventies.

Autobiography 1883 Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Notes 1

At early candle light on the evening of in company of ^with^ Elder Milton Holmes I repared to the House of the Lord for the purpose of meeting with the Seventies. About twenty were ordained as members of the Third quorum under the hands of Presidents

Daybook (31 December 1835 - 3 January 1837)

Jan. 3rd 1837 At early candlelight I repard to the house of the Lord in company with Elder Milton Holm^e^s for the purpose of Meeting with the quorum of the Seventies. President. Aldrich opened the meeting by Prayer & after a few appropriate remarks from President Coltrin about twenty of the third Seventy was ordained to the high Priest hood & as members of the third Seventy ^{under the hands of the above named Presidents.}^ After this ordinance was Performed Elder Holms & myself was called upon by the above named Presidents to come foreward to be ordained as members of the first Seventy Elders of Israel to bear the name of Jesus to the nations of the earth. The first Seventy was chosen out of the Camp that went up to Zion for the redemption of our brethren in the Spring of 1834 but as we were were not present when they were chosen we were afterwards chosen in the Second Seventy but their now being two vacancies in the first we were chosen to fill them. President Aldrich ordained Edder Holms to this appointment & Pronounced great blessing upon his head. President Zebedee Coltrin ordained me as a member of the first Seventy & Pronounced great Blessings upon my head by the spirit of Prophecy & Revelation some of them I will mention which are as follows THAT my enemies would confine me in prisions & chains & that I should rend the prisions & chains in twain in the name of JESUS & that the Lord would give me Great Power, Knowledge, & wisdom that I should heal the sick, cause the blind to see, the lame to leap, the Deaf to heear, stop the mouths of Lions, rase the dead waft myself from river to river from sea to sea & that I should stand before King's & Princes & that they would send for me to receieve wisdom, knowledge, & instruction at my mouth because they consider'd me wiser than they in like manner as the Egyptians sought wisdom at the hand of JOSEPH And that

Daybook (31 December 1835 - 3 January 1837)

God would give me a multiplicity of blessings that I should Preach to the nations of the Earth & the inhabitants upon the Islands of the Sea & that I should then return & stand upon Mount Zion in the flesh even in Jackson County Missouri at the Cuomming of Christ & that I should be cought up to meet him in the clouds of heaven for he said thus was the word of God unto me & Also that I should visit Co COLUB & Preach to the spirits in Prison & that I should bring forth from the Terrestrial Kingdom all my Kinsman ^who had Died^ by Proclaiming the gospel unto them. These & many other Blessings were Pronounced upon my head & further said that I should be annointed & my life sealed up & then their would be still greater blessing Pronounced upon my head. I felt much of the Power of God rest upon me in this ordinance & bear witness of the truth of the above PROCLAMATION. See May 29th 1836 in this Journal

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Jan 3, 1837