Elders’ Journal, November 1837

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  • Historical Introduction
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and read a list of charges from a writ ten document against him and . Pres’t. then  spake a few words by way of confes sion, and was followed by Elder . The vote was called and  carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned for one hour.
Meeting convened according to ad journment, a hymn was sung and a  prayer offered up by the Moderator.
was nominated for  an assistant pres’t. for this church by  pres’t. Joseph Smith, jr He rose and  made certain remarks on the subject of  the charges refered to above, by way  of confession also, when the vote was  put by pres’t. , and passed  unanimous.
Elders , , , ,  , ,  and , were unanimously  chosen high counselors,  was nominated and objected by John  Anderson, who went aside to converse.   was unanimously chos en. was nomina ted, and was objected to by elder , because he was too noisy—By   because of his military of fice, and by because he  was a merchant. made a few  remarks, the vote was called and was  unanimous. and were unanimously  chosen. John Anderson then took the  stand and made his objections to , after which  also spoke, the vote was called and he  unanimously chosen.
The Twelve were then called, viz:  , ,  , ,  , , , , , , , and and were  unanimously chosen.
Bishop was nom inated to still act as Bishop, and was  unanimously chosen. Who then nom inated and  for his Counselors, who were unani mousley chosen. Elder  was then unanimously appointed Pat riarch of this branch of the church.
Elder was chosen to be  keeper of the Lord’s Storehouse. El der was then ordained to  the office of patriarch under the hands  of pres’ts. Joseph Smith jr. and .
The congregation, after a few re marks from , unani mousley voted not to support stores and  shops, selling spirituous liquors, Tea,  Coffee or Tobacco.
A vote was called on the subject of  the pres’ts of the Seventies—and those  who have recently been appointed to  that office, were unanimously received.
The congregation then united with  , who, in the closing  prayer, called upon the Lord to dedi cate this land for the gathering of the  Saints, and their inheritances.
,
Moderator.
Attest. .
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, Mo. Nov. 10, 1837.
At a general meeting of the ordain ed members of the church in this place,  Elder opened the  meeting by prayer, and president read the memmorial of the   of , and his counselors,  to the churches abroad, of Sept. 18th  1837. He then laid before the meet ing the subject of laying off cities, of  consecrating, for public purposes, and  for remunerating those who lay them  off, &c. when it was unanimously vo ted that all city plots hereafter laid off,  after remunerating those for their la bors who may be engaged in appoint ing and laying off the same, shall be  consecrated for the public benefit of  the church—for building houses for  public worship, or such other purposes  as the church shall say.
then read the pros pectus of the “Elders’ Journal,” which  was unanimously received It was  then also unanimously voted that the  persons present, use their exertions to  support said paper.
It was then voted that the town plot  of be enlarged so that it con tain four sections—that is, two miles  sq[u]are.
Voted, that and  his Counselors be appointed a commit tee to apprize the land adjacent to the  present town plot, see that it is enlar ged according to the above vote, pro vided the present holders of those lands  will take such a price for the same as  the above apprizers shall think worth,  and that the same be then disposed of  as is voted above. [p. 30]
and read a list of charges from a written document against him and . Pres’t. then spake a few words by way of confession, and was followed by Elder . The vote was called and carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned for one hour.
Meeting convened according to adjournment, a hymn was sung and a prayer offered up by the Moderator.
was nominated for an assistant pres’t. for this church by pres’t. Joseph Smith, jr He rose and made certain remarks on the subject of the charges refered to above, by way of confession also, when the vote was put by pres’t. , and passed unanimous.
Elders , , , , , , and , were unanimously chosen high counselors, was nominated and objected by John Anderson, who went aside to converse. was unanimously chosen. was nominated, and was objected to by elder , because he was too noisy—By because of his military office, and by because he was a merchant. made a few remarks, the vote was called and was unanimous. and were unanimously chosen. John Anderson then took the stand and made his objections to , after which also spoke, the vote was called and he unanimously chosen.
The Twelve were then called, viz: , , , , , , , , , , , and and were unanimously chosen.
Bishop was nominated to still act as Bishop, and was unanimously chosen. Who then nominated and for his Counselors, who were unanimousley chosen. Elder was then unanimously appointed Patriarch of this branch of the church.
Elder was chosen to be keeper of the Lord’s Storehouse. Elder was then ordained to the office of patriarch under the hands of pres’ts. Joseph Smith jr. and .
The congregation, after a few remarks from , unanimousley voted not to support stores and shops, selling spirituous liquors, Tea, Coffee or Tobacco.
A vote was called on the subject of the pres’ts of the Seventies—and those who have recently been appointed to that office, were unanimously received.
The congregation then united with , who, in the closing prayer, called upon the Lord to dedicate this land for the gathering of the Saints, and their inheritances.
,
Moderator.
Attest. .
————
, Mo. Nov. 10, 1837.
At a general meeting of the ordained members of the church in this place, Elder opened the meeting by prayer, and president read the memmorial of the of , and his counselors, to the churches abroad, of Sept. 18th 1837. He then laid before the meeting the subject of laying off cities, of consecrating, for public purposes, and for remunerating those who lay them off, &c. when it was unanimously voted that all city plots hereafter laid off, after remunerating those for their labors who may be engaged in appointing and laying off the same, shall be consecrated for the public benefit of the church—for building houses for public worship, or such other purposes as the church shall say.
then read the prospectus of the “Elders’ Journal,” which was unanimously received It was then also unanimously voted that the persons present, use their exertions to support said paper.
It was then voted that the town plot of be enlarged so that it contain four sections—that is, two miles square.
Voted, that and his Counselors be appointed a committee to apprize the land adjacent to the present town plot, see that it is enlarged according to the above vote, provided the present holders of those lands will take such a price for the same as the above apprizers shall think worth, and that the same be then disposed of as is voted above. [p. 30]
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