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

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generally hard and unbeleiving, and but little preaching called, for  <August 7.> except by the church. The <appointment> for our conference at Dover New Hamp shire, was recalled on account of the small number of disciples  <Appointments  changed> in that place, and no business of importance to be transacted,  also, the conference at and Farmington were altered  so as to close at Farmington one one month earlier than the  former appointment, and forwarded notice by mail. Clerk”

8 August 1835 • Saturday

<8.  council  Father Duncan.> August 8th. a council was held in for the purpose  of laying hands on father Duncan and others, of the sons  of Zion.

10 August 1835 • Monday

<10  Minutes of  High Council.> “The High council of assembled August 10th. to hear  < tried> complaint of President Joseph Smith Jur against Elder , in that he had failed to correct do his duty in correct ing his children, and instructing them in the way of truth  and righteousness; which was proved, and decision given  accordingly. confessed the correctness of the  decision, and promised to make public acknowledgement,  before the church. Clerk.”

17 August 1835 • Monday

<General Assembly  17.> A General Assembly of the church of Latter Day Saints was  held at on the 17th. of August, 1835, to take into con sideration the labors of the Committee appointed by a General  Assembly of the church, on the 24th. of September, 1840 1834 for the  purpose of arrangeing the items of the doctrine of Jesus  Christ for the government of the Church. The names of the  Committee are <were> Joseph Smith Junr., , ,  and , who having finished said book  <object of the  assembly> according to the instructions given them, deem it necessary  to call a general assembly of the church to see whether the  Book be approved, or not, by the authorities of the Church, that  it may, if approved, become a Law, and a rule of faith and  practice to the church, wherefore, and , members of the first presidency, (Presidents Joseph Smith  Junr and being absent, on a visit to the  <Joseph absent.  Clerks> Saints in ) appointed , , and , Clerks, and proceeded to organ ize the whole assembly as follows; They organized the high  council of the church at , and Presidents ,  and proceeded and organized the high coun cil of the church in . Bishop  organized his counsellors of the church in , and  acting bishop, , organized the counsellors of  the Church in : and also Presidents ,  , and , organized  the council of the seventy; and also, Elder , acting  President, organized the travelling elders; and also , acting  President, organized the Priests; and also , acting  President organized the Teachers; and also , acting  President organized the Deacons; and they also, as the assembly [p. 600]
generally hard and unbeleiving, and but little preaching called, for August 7. except by the church. The appointment for our conference at Dover New Hampshire, was recalled on account of the small number of disciples Appointments changed in that place, and no business of importance to be transacted, also, the conference at and Farmington were altered so as to close at Farmington one month earlier than the former appointment, and forwarded notice by mail. Clerk”

8 August 1835 • Saturday

8. council Father Duncan. August 8th. a council was held in for the purpose of laying hands on father Duncan and others, of the sons of Zion.

10 August 1835 • Monday

10 Minutes of High Council. “The High council of assembled August 10th. to hear tried complaint of President Joseph Smith Jur against Elder , in that he had failed to do his duty in correcting his children, and instructing them in the way of truth and righteousness; which was proved, and decision given accordingly. confessed the correctness of the decision, and promised to make public acknowledgement, before the church. Clerk.”

17 August 1835 • Monday

General Assembly 17. A General Assembly of the church of Latter Day Saints was held at on the 17th. of August, 1835, to take into consideration the labors of the Committee appointed by a General Assembly of the church, on the 24th. of September, 1834 for the purpose of arrangeing the items of the doctrine of Jesus Christ for the government of the Church. The names of the Committee were Joseph Smith Junr., , , and , who having finished said book object of the assembly according to the instructions given them, deem it necessary to call a general assembly of the church to see whether the Book be approved, or not, by the authorities of the Church, that it may, if approved, become a Law, and a rule of faith and practice to the church, wherefore, and , members of the first presidency, (Presidents Joseph Smith Junr and being absent, on a visit to the Joseph absent. Clerks Saints in ) appointed , , and , Clerks, and proceeded to organize the whole assembly as follows; They organized the high council of the church at , and Presidents , and proceeded and organized the high council of the church in . Bishop organized his counsellors of the church in , and acting bishop, , organized the counsellors of the Church in : Presidents , , and , organized the council of the seventy; , Elder , acting President, organized the travelling elders; , acting President, organized the Priests; , acting President organized the Teachers; , acting President organized the Deacons; and they also, as the assembly [p. 600]
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