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

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6 April 1838 • Friday

<April 6.  Conference Minutes> “, April 6, 1838. Agreeably do to a Resolution passed, <by> the High council  of Zion, March 3d. 1838, the Saints in assembled at this place, to cele brate the anniversary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and  to transact church business, Joseph Smith <Jun> and Presiding.  The meeting was opened by singing, and prayer by , after  which Prest. Joseph Smith Junr Read the order of the day as follows.—  Doors will be open at 9 o clock AM. And the meeting will commence by  singing and prayer. A sexton will then be appointed for a door keeper,  and other services in the House of the Lord. Two historians will then  be appointed to write and keep the church history: Also a general Re corder to keep the Records of the whole Church, and to be the Clerk of the  first Presidency. And a clerk will be appointed for the High council  and to keep the church records of this stake. Three Presidents will be ap pointed to preside over this stake <church> of Zion. After which an address will  be delivered by the presidency. Then an intermission of one hour, when  the meeting will again convene and open by singing and prayer.  The Sacrament will then be administered, and the blessing of infants  attended to; The meeting then proceeded to business.  was appointed Sexton, and assistant; and , Historians: , general church  Recorder and clerk to the first Presidency: , church  Clerk and Recorder for , and Clerk to the High Council: President Pro Tempore of the church in Zion, and and his assistant Presidents. After one  hours adjournment, and meeting again opened by  the bread and wine were administered, and ninety five in fants were blessed. Clerk.
Joseph Smith Jn. Presidnt.”

7–8 April 1838 • Saturday–Sunday

<7  Quarterly  Conference, Zion  Minutes.> “Agreeable to a resolution of the High Council, March 3d 1838, the general  authorities of the church met, to hold the first quarterly conference of the church  of Latter Day Saints, at , on the 7th of April 1838. Presidents Joseph  Smith Jun. , , and , took the stand;  after which the several quorums; the High council, the High Priests, the  Seventies, the elders, the , the Priests, teachers and deacons were organized  by theeir Presidents.
President Joseph Smith Jun. made some remarks,  also gave some instruction respecting the order of the day. After singing,  prayer by , and Singing again President Smith addressed the con gregation at considerable length, followed by . Adjournd  20 minutes. Opened as usual by , who also made some remarks  respecting the Twelve Apostles. He spoke of , ,  . , , &, as being men of God  whom he could recommend with cheerfulness, and confidence. He spoke  somewhat doubtful of from something he had heard res pecting his faith in the work. He also spoke of , , , and as being men whom  he could not recommend to the conference.
President represented the High council. The report was favorable. The  seats of , , and were vacant  in consequence of their having moved so far away they could not attend the Council. [p. 787]

6 April 1838 • Friday

April 6. Conference Minutes “, April 6, 1838. Agreeably to a Resolution passed, by the High council of Zion, March 3d. 1838, the Saints in assembled at this place, to celebrate the anniversary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and to transact church business, Joseph Smith Jun and Presiding. The meeting was opened by singing, and prayer by , after which Prest. Joseph Smith Junr Read the order of the day as follows.— Doors will be open at 9 o clock AM. And the meeting will commence by singing and prayer. A sexton will then be appointed for a door keeper, and other services in the House of the Lord. Two historians will then be appointed to write and keep the church history: Also a general Recorder to keep the Records of the whole Church, and to be the Clerk of the first Presidency. And a clerk will be appointed for the High council and to keep the church records of this stake. Three Presidents will be appointed to preside over this church of Zion. After which an address will be delivered by the presidency. Then an intermission of one hour, when the meeting will again convene and open by singing and prayer. The Sacrament will then be administered, and the blessing of infants attended to; The meeting then proceeded to business. was appointed Sexton, and assistant; and , Historians: , general church Recorder and clerk to the first Presidency: , church Clerk and Recorder for , and Clerk to the High Council: President Pro Tempore of the church in Zion, and and his assistant Presidents. After one hours adjournment, and meeting again opened by the bread and wine were administered, and ninety five infants were blessed. Clerk.
Joseph Smith Jn. Presidnt.”

7–8 April 1838 • Saturday–Sunday

7 Quarterly Conference, Zion Minutes. “Agreeable to a resolution of the High Council, March 3d 1838, the general authorities of the church met, to hold the first quarterly conference of the church of Latter Day Saints, at , on the 7th of April 1838. Presidents Joseph Smith Jun. , , and , took the stand; after which the several quorums; the High council, the High Priests, the Seventies, the elders, the , the Priests, teachers and deacons were organized by theeir Presidents.
President Joseph Smith Jun. made some remarks, also gave some instruction respecting the order of the day. After singing, prayer by , and Singing again President Smith addressed the congregation at considerable length, followed by . Adjournd 20 minutes. Opened as usual by , who also made some remarks respecting the Twelve Apostles. He spoke of , , . , , &, as being men of God whom he could recommend with cheerfulness, and confidence. He spoke somewhat doubtful of from something he had heard respecting his faith in the work. He also spoke of , , , and as being men whom he could not recommend to the conference.
President represented the High council. The report was favorable. The seats of , , and were vacant in consequence of their having moved so far away they could not attend the Council. [p. 787]
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