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

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of other seventy is required and they are to be set apart and ordained  <May 2.  Presidency of 70  not to choose and  ordain 70s. at  Zion and Stakes.> to that office; those who are residing at , and the regions round  about, who can come to , do so, and be set apart and ordain ed to that office, by the <direction of the> presidency of the church in : But the  Presidency of the seventy are to choose of the most experienced elders  abroad, and ordain and set apart to that office, but are not to  do it at Zion or any of the stakes thereof. , clerk.”

4–11 May 1835 • Monday–Monday

<4  Minutes of a  conference of the  twelve, at  > “The twelve left this morning, and embarked on board the steamer  Sandusky at , and landed at Dunkirk New York, 5 o clock P.M.  and after preaching in those regions a few days, met in conference  <9> at May 9th. according to previous appointment; the church  being present, and , the oldest of the quorum Presiding
The following items were suggested for the consideration of the council.  <Limits of   Conference> 1st. Resolved that the limits if this conference extend south and west to  the line of , North as far as Lake Erie, and East as far as  ; emb[r]acing the branches of , , and   to be called the Conference. 2d. Enquire[d] into  <Enquiries.> the standing of all the elders within the bounds of this conference;  3rd Enquire[d] into the manner of their teaching, doctrines &c; 4th Enquire  into the teaching, conduct, and faithfulness of all travelling elders who  have recently labored within the bounds of conference. 5th. Hea[r]d  a representation of the several branches of the church.
On investigation, the standing and teaching of the elders present met  the approbation of the council, except the teaching of Elder Joseph Rose,  <Elder Joseph Rose’s  false teaching> which was that “the Jewish church was the sun, and the Gentile  church was the moon &c. When the Jewish church was scattered  the sun was darkened; and when the Gentile church is cut off  the Moon will be turned to blood:” also some things relative to  the Apocalyptic Beast, with seven heads and ten horns &c. He  was shewn his error and willingly made a humble confession.  The faithfulness of all the travelling elders was found to be good.  <A difficulty> The members of the branch were represented in good stand ing, with a difficulty on the minds of some relative to the baptism  of Brother , inasmuch as he was baptized by a  travelling elder without the church being called together to  know if they would receive him to fellowship. The council  decided that if there was a fault, it was in the administrator,  and not in the candidate. This branch numbered 75. The  Branch, 20 in good standing, but low in spirit in consequence,  <Conference adjournment> of a neglect to keep the word of Wisdom. After further instruc tion on general principles, the conference adjourned until 8 o clock  A. M. Monday May 11th.
<10> Sunday 10th. Elders and preached to an attentive con gregation of about five hundred. After sacrament, five persons  desired baptism, which was atten[d]ed by .
<Conference met. 11.> May 11. Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Resolved  unanimously, that this conference go to immidiately and ap point their “Wise Men” and gather up their riches, and send [p. 591]
of other seventy is required they are to be set apart and ordained May 2. Presidency of 70 not to choose and ordain 70s. at Zion and Stakes. to that office; those who are residing at , and the regions round about, who can come to , and be set apart and ordained by the direction of the presidency of the church in : , clerk.”

4–11 May 1835 • Monday–Monday

4 Minutes of a conference of the twelve, at “The twelve left this morning, and embarked on board the steamer Sandusky at , and landed at Dunkirk New York, 5 o clock P.M. and after preaching in those regions a few days, met in conference 9 at May 9th. according to previous appointment; the church being present, and , the oldest of the quorum Presiding
The following items were suggested for the consideration of the council. Limits of Conference 1st. Resolved that the limits if this conference extend south and west to the line of , North as far as Lake Erie, and East as far as ; embracing the branches of , , and to be called the Conference. 2d. Enquired into Enquiries. the standing of all the elders within the bounds of this conference; 3rd Enquired into the manner of their teaching, doctrines &c; 4th Enquire into the teaching, conduct, and faithfulness of all travelling elders who have recently labored within the bounds of conference. 5th. Heard a representation of the several branches of the church.
On investigation, the standing and teaching of the elders present met the approbation of the council, except the teaching of Elder Joseph Rose, Elder Joseph Rose’s false teaching which was that “the Jewish church was the sun, and the Gentile church was the moon &c. When the Jewish church was scattered the sun was darkened; and when the Gentile church is cut off the Moon will be turned to blood:” also some things relative to the Apocalyptic Beast, with seven heads and ten horns &c. He was shewn his error and willingly made a humble confession. The faithfulness of all the travelling elders was found to be good. A difficulty The members of the branch were represented in good standing, with a difficulty on the minds of some relative to the baptism of Brother , inasmuch as he was baptized by a travelling elder without the church being called together to know if they would receive him to fellowship. The council decided that if there was a fault, it was in the administrator, and not in the candidate. This branch numbered 75. The Branch, 20 in good standing, but low in spirit in consequence, Conference adjournment of a neglect to keep the word of Wisdom. After further instruction on general principles, the conference adjourned until 8 o clock A. M. Monday May 11th.
10 Sunday 10th. Elders and preached to an attentive congregation of about five hundred. After sacrament, five persons desired baptism, which was attended by .
Conference met. 11. May 11. Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Resolved unanimously, that this conference go to immidiately and appoint their “Wise Men” and gather up their riches, and send [p. 591]
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