Sarah Rich stated that she and her husband labored in the Nauvoo temple how many hours a day prior to the Saints exodus to the west?
From the life of Elijah Abel: March 3, 1836: Ordained an elder—the first black to hold priesthood office in the Church. At the time of his ordination, he was given a patriarchal blessing by Church Patriarch Joseph Smith, Sr.: “Thou has been ordained an Elder. . . . Thou shalt be made equal to thy brethren, and they soul shall be white in eternity and thy robes glittering: thou shalt receive these blessings because of the covenants of thy fathers.”
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 2.