History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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  • Historical Introduction
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<September 10.> of the State of was read and accepted. , and were appointed <nominated> as first elders to go forth  to the , preaching by the way, and if approved by the  <Conference Minutes  of the High Coun cil of Zion.> Revelator, should be accounted worthy and numbered as such.  Decided by the presidents and sanctioned by the council  that the first elders go forth as soon as they can get ready  and preach by the way to . voted that those elders  that came up in the apply for a dismissal, from  , and a recommend to , to go  forth to preach the gospel. Secretary Pro. Tem.”

24 September 1834 • Wednesday

<24.  Minutes of the  High Council of  .—> “Minutes of a the High Council, September 24th, 1834. Joseph  Smith Junr. presiding, assisted by and . Counsellors and were  absent. After prayer, the president made some remarks, when  the case of was called up to inquire whether  under existing circumstances he can fill the office of high-coun sellor. It was decided that four counsellors speak on the case,  viz. and : and  . The counsellors severally spoke in their courses  followed by ; after which the assistant pres idents spoke, when the president gave a decision, That brother  <Decided that    be no longer H. Counsellor.> stand no longer a high counsellor, but that he  retain the office of high priest, and continue to lift up his  voice in the name of Jesus, in preaching the gospel, to  which the council assented, and gave his assent  with thankfulness.
< ap pointed high  Counsellor.> The president nominated to fill the office vacated  by , which was seconded by the clerk. The counsellors  voted for the nomination, as also the conference present.  The president led in prayer, after which he ordained to  the office of high counsellor, pronouncing blessings upon him in  the name of the Lord, after which , also  blessed his son in the name of the Lord, confirming the  same blessing. Elders and  were then appointed to fill the vacancies occasioned by  the absence of counsellors and .  <Committee appoin ted to compile  Doctrine & Covenants,  viz—  Joseph Smith Jr.  ,    > The council then proceeded to appoint a committee to arrange  the items of the doctrine of Jesus Christ, for the government  of the Church of Latter Day Saints, which church was organ ized and commenced its rise, on the 6th. of April 1830.  These items are to be taken from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and  the revelations which have been given to the church up to  this date, or shall be, until such arrangements is are made,  Counsellor nominated, <Prest> Joseph Smith Junr,  , , and , to  compose said Committee; which was seckonded by counsellor  . The counsellors then gave their vote in the  affirmative, which was also agreed to by the whole conference. [p. 556]
September 10. of the State of was read and accepted. , and were nominated as first elders to go forth to , preaching by the way, and if approved by the Conference Minutes of the High Council of Zion. Revelator, should be accounted worthy and numbered as such. Decided by the presidents and sanctioned by the council that the first elders go forth as soon as they can get ready and preach by the way to . voted that those elders that came up in the apply for a dismissal, from , and a recommend to , to go forth to preach the gospel. Secretary Pro. Tem.”

24 September 1834 • Wednesday

24. Minutes of the High Council of .— “Minutes of the High Council, September 24th, 1834. Joseph Smith Junr. presiding, assisted by and . Counsellors and were absent. After prayer, the president made some remarks, when the case of was called up to inquire whether under existing circumstances he can fill the office of high-counsellor. It was decided that four counsellors speak on the case, viz. and : and . The counsellors severally spoke in their courses followed by ; after which the assistant presidents spoke, when the president gave a decision, That brother Decided that be no longer H. Counsellor. stand no longer a high counsellor, but that he retain the office of high priest, and continue to lift up his voice in the name of Jesus, in preaching the gospel, to which the council assented, and gave his assent with thankfulness.
appointed high Counsellor. The president nominated to fill the office vacated by , which was seconded by the clerk. The counsellors voted for the nomination, as also the conference present. The president led in prayer, after which he ordained to the office of high counsellor, pronouncing blessings upon him in the name of the Lord, after which , also blessed his son in the name of the Lord, confirming the same blessing. Elders and were then appointed to fill the vacancies occasioned by the absence of counsellors and . Committee appointed to compile Doctrine & Covenants, viz— Joseph Smith Jr. , The council then proceeded to appoint a committee to arrange the items of the doctrine of Jesus Christ, for the government of the Church of Latter Day Saints, which church was organized and commenced its rise, on the 6th. of April 1830. These items are to be taken from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and the revelations which have been given to the church up to this date, or shall be, until such arrangements are made, Counsellor nominated, Prest Joseph Smith Junr, , , and , to compose said Committee; which was seckonded by counsellor . The counsellors then gave their vote in the affirmative, which was also agreed to by the whole conference. [p. 556]
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