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Quorum of Seventy

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“The Seventies are to constitute traveling quorums, to go into all the earth, whithersoever the Twelve Apostles shall call them.”

- History of the Church, v. 2, p. 202

“The Seventy are also called to preach the gospel, and to be especial witnesses unto the Gentiles in all the world – thus differing from other offices of the church in the duties of their calling. And they form a quorum equal in authority to that of the Twelve special witnesses or Apostles just named.”

- Doctrine and Covenants 107:25-26

“The High Priests possessed the High Priesthood; but the Seventies possessed the High Priesthood and the Apostleship which was the highest power on the earth or in the Church.”

- First Council of Seventy minutes, January 25, 1846, LDS archives; see Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p. 68