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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<November 7.  General Assembly  at .> “At a general assembly of the church of Latter Day Saints, assembled at ,  to take into consideration and transact the business of said church, Elder was chosen Moderator, and clerk.  After singing the Moderator addressed the throne of grace in prayer, after  which Prest explained the object of the meeting, giving a  relation of the recent re-organization of the church in ; the minutes  of said meeting were read by the , who also nominated Joseph  Smith Jun. the first President of the whole church, to preside over the  <Joseph Smith Jun  chosen Prest of the  whole church.> same. All were requested (males and females) to vote; and he was  unanimously chosen. He then made a few remarks, accepting the ap pointment, requesting the prayers of the church in his behalf.
<> Prest Smith then nominated Prest to be one of his coun sellors; who was unanimously chosen. He then nominated  <  objected to.> to be his next counsellor, who was objected to by  Elder , in a few remarks, referring to a certain letter written  to this place, by the said . Also objected to  . Elder also objected to .  Bishop said he seconded nomination and  should vote for him; and as to said letter he had heard it and  saw nothing so criminal in it. Prest also made  a few remarks in favor. made further  remarks. Elder also objected to .
Prest. then nominated Prest. to take place. He then called for a vote in favor of ,  <  chosen Counsellor.> who was rejected. He then called for a vote in favor of Prest. , which was carried unanimously. Some few remarks  were made by Presedents and .
<> was nominated as the President of this branch of the  Church, and was objected to by . said  he should vote for . Elder made a few  remarks. Elder made remarks in favor of , also Elder . Elder spake  against ; also Elder . Elder spoke in favor of . Further remarks from   by request of , who made satisfaction for  him. Remarks from Pres’t. Joseph Smith Jun. who called for an ex pression. which was carried by almost a unanimous vote in favor  <> of . Pres’t. Joseph Smith Jun. then nominated for an assistant Pres’t. who was objected, and  spake in opposition to him, and read a list of charges from a written  document against him and . Pres’t  then spoke 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 .
<> was nominated for an assistant President for this church  by Pres’t. Joseph Smith Jun. He rose and made certain remarks on the  subject of the charges referred to above, by way of confession also, when [p. 776]
November 7. General Assembly at . “At a general assembly of the church of Latter Day Saints, assembled at , to take into consideration and transact the business of said church, Elder was chosen Moderator, and clerk. After singing the Moderator addressed the throne of grace in prayer, after which Prest explained the object of the meeting, giving a relation of the recent re-organization of the church in ; the minutes of said meeting were read by the , who also nominated Joseph Smith Jun. the first President of the whole church, to preside over the Joseph Smith Jun chosen Prest of the whole church. same. All were requested (males and females) to vote; and he was unanimously chosen. He then made a few remarks, accepting the appointment, requesting the prayers of the church in his behalf.
Prest Smith then nominated Prest to be one of his counsellors; who was unanimously chosen. He then nominated objected to. to be his next counsellor, who was objected to by Elder , in a few remarks, referring to a certain letter written to this place, by the said . Also objected to . Elder also objected to . Bishop said he seconded nomination and should vote for him; and as to said letter he had heard it and saw nothing so criminal in it. Prest also made a few remarks in favor. made further remarks. Elder also objected to .
Prest. then nominated Prest. to take place. He then called for a vote in favor of , chosen Counsellor. who was rejected. He then called for a vote in favor of Prest. , which was carried unanimously. Some few remarks were made by Presedents and .
was nominated as the President of this branch of the Church, and was objected to by . said he should vote for . Elder made a few remarks. Elder made remarks in favor of , also Elder . Elder spake against ; also Elder . Elder spoke in favor of . Further remarks from by request of , who made satisfaction for him. Remarks from Pres’t. Joseph Smith Jun. who called for an expression. which was carried by almost a unanimous vote in favor of . Pres’t. Joseph Smith Jun. then nominated for an assistant Pres’t. who was objected, and spake in opposition to him, and read a list of charges from a written document against him and . Pres’t then spoke 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 .
was nominated for an assistant President for this church by Pres’t. Joseph Smith Jun. He rose and made certain remarks on the subject of the charges referred to above, by way of confession also, when [p. 776]
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