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

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the vote was put by and passed unanimous<ly>.
<November 7> Elders , , , , John M. Hinkle,  , and , Were unanimously chosen high counsellors,  <High Council  chosen.> was nominated and objected to by John Anderson, who went aside  to converse. was unanimously chosen. was nomin ated and was objected to by Elder because he was too noisy, By because of his military office, and by because he was a mer chant. made a few remarks, the vote was called and was unanimous.   and were unanimously chosen. John An derson then took the stand and made his objections to , after  which also spoke, the vote was called and he was unanimously  <The Twelve> chosen. The Twelve were then called, namely, , , , , , , , , , and  , and were unanimously chosen.
<Bishop > Bishop was nominated to still act as Bishop, and was unan imously chosen; who then nominated and for his  < Patriarch> Counsellors, who were unanimously chosen. Elder was then unan imously appointed Patriarch of this branch of the church.
Elder was chosen to be keeper of the Lord’s Store house. Elder was then ordained to the office of Patriarch, under the hands of Pres’ts  Joseph Smith Jun. and . The Congregation,  after a few remarks from , unanimously voted not to support  stores and Shops, Selling Spirituous Liquors, Tea, Coffee or Tobacco.
A vote was called on the subject of the <Presidents of th[e]> Seventies, of and those who have recent ly been appointed to that office, were unanimously received. The con gregation then united with Pres’t , who, in the closing  prayer, called upon the Lord to dedicate this land for the gathering  of the Saints, and their inheritances. Attest clk; Moderator”
10 November 1837 • Friday
<10  General Meeting  at > “, 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 Pres’t read the memorial of the of  and his counsellors, to the churches abroad, of Sept 18th 1837. He then laid  before the meeting the Subject of laying off cities, of consecrating for pub lic purposes, and for remunerating them 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 ben efit of the church, for building houses for public worship, or such other  purposes as the church shall say.
then read  the Prospectus of the “Elder’s 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 of be enlarged so that it contain four Sections, that  is, two miles square.
Voted that and his  counsellors be appointed a committee to appraize the land ad jacent to the present town plot, and see that it is enlarged ac cording to the above vote, provided the present holders of those [p. 777]
the vote was put by and passed unanimously.
November 7 Elders , , , , John M. Hinkle, , and , Were unanimously chosen high counsellors, High Council chosen. was nominated and objected to 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 was unanimously The Twelve chosen. The Twelve were then called, namely, , , , , , , , , , and , and were unanimously chosen.
Bishop Bishop was nominated to still act as Bishop, and was unanimously chosen; who then nominated and for his Patriarch Counsellors, who were unanimously chosen. Elder was then unanimously appointed Patriarch of this branch of the church.
Elder was chosen to be keeper of the Lord’s Store house. Elder was then ordained to the office of Patriarch, under the hands of Pres’ts Joseph Smith Jun. and . The Congregation, after a few remarks from , unanimously voted not to support stores and Shops, Selling Spirituous Liquors, Tea, Coffee or Tobacco.
A vote was called on the subject of the Presidents of the Seventies, and those who have recently been appointed to that office, were unanimously received. The congregation then united with Pres’t , who, in the closing prayer, called upon the Lord to dedicate this land for the gathering of the Saints, and their inheritances. Attest clk; Moderator”
10 November 1837 • Friday
10 General Meeting at , 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 Pres’t read the memorial of the of and his counsellors, 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 them 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 “Elder’s 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 of be enlarged so that it contain four Sections, that is, two miles square.
Voted that and his counsellors be appointed a committee to appraize the land adjacent to the present town plot, and see that it is enlarged according to the above vote, provided the present holders of those [p. 777]
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