We’re familiar with the Quorum of the Twelve, but on February 17, 1845 another twelve were chosen, but for what?
a. To replace the current Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
b. To form a group called the Living Constitution
c. To act as 12 bishops during the exodus to the Salt Lake Valley
d. To live in and guard the Nauvoo temple night and day
(C) Seventy apostles
In reference to Church government in 1835:
The Seventy were to assist the apostles . . . and sometimes were even called the “seventy apostles.”
James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, The Story of the Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992), 91.