175 years ago today - Dec 13, 1845. Saturday.

[William Clayton]
Last evening an arrangement was made establishing better order in conducting the endowment. Under this order it is the province of Eloheem, Jehovah and Michael to create the world, plant the Garden and create the man and give his help meet. Eloheem gives the charge to Adam in the Garden and thrusts them into the telestial kingdom or the world. Then Peter assisted by James and John conducts them through the Telestial and Terrestrial kingdom administering the charges and tokens in each and conducts them to the vail where they are received by the Eloheem and after talking with him by words and tokens are admitted by him into the Celestial kingdom . . .

After the brethren had mostley left the Room, W. W. Phelps draughted the following to be observed in this House under the dictation of the President.


Rule 1st. No person allowed to enter these apartments without changing or cleansing shoes in the Vestry.

Rule 2nd. No person allowed to wear his hat or cap, while in these rooms.

Rule 3rd. No person allowed to enter further than the reception or washing and anointing rooms till he or she has been washed and anointed.

Rule 4th. No person allowed to pass from one room to another while receiving the ordinances without being conducted by a superintendant.

Rules for those who have received the ordinances.

Rule 1st. No person allowed in the rooms without an invitation while in the hours of labor, excepting at the hour of prayer.

Rule 2nd. All persons who are invited are requested to remain in their rooms during the hours of labor.

Rule 3rd. At the ringing of the bell, all walking about, and loud talking, must cease.

Rule 4th. No person allowed to remove things from one room to another without permission of the owner, and to be returned immediately when done with.

[George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://bit.ly/WilliamClayton]

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