History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 4> Resolved 2nd. That be appointed, or received into the  Church, in full Bishopric. Resolved 3rd. That this Conference do entirely  sanction the purchase lately made for the Church in the  and also the Agency thereof— Resolved 4th. That be appointed  to go to , and take the charge and oversight of the .  and preside over the general affairs of the Church in that place. Resolved  5th. That the advice of this Conference to the Brethren living in the Eastern  States, is, for them to move to and the vicinity thereof, and  again settle that place as a Stake of Zion; provided they feel so inclined  in preference to their moving farther west— Resolved 6th., That <be acknowledged> — — — — — — — — — — — — — one of  the Twelve <Apostles>. Resolved 7th. That this Conference are entirely satisfied  with, and give their sanction to the proceedings of the conference of  the twelve, and their friends held on the at  Missouri, on Friday the 26th.of April last— Resolved 8th. That they  also sanction the act of the Council, held the same date and same  place, in cutting off from the communion of said Church, certain  persons mentioned in the minutes thereof Resolved 9th. That Elders   and be allowed the privilege of appearing  personally before the next general Conference, of the Church, to give an  account of their conduct; and that in the mean time, they be both  suspended from exercising the functions of their office. Resolved 10th.  That the Conference do sanction the mission intended for the twelve to  Europe, and that they will do all in their power to enable them to go.  Resolved 11th. That the subject of ’s going to be  adjourned until tomorrow. Resolved 12th. That the next general  conference, be held on the first Saturday in October next, at ,  at the house of . Resolved 13th. That we now adjourn until  tomorrow at 10 o clock A.M. Joseph Smith Jr. President,  Clerk.
“This is to Certify that at a general Conference, held at , Adams  County Illinois, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday  the 4th. day of May 1839. President Joseph Smith Jr. presiding—  It was resolved that , , and  be appointed a travelling Committee to gather up and obtain all the libelous  reports and publications which have been circulated against the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— as well as other historical matter connected  with said Church which they can possibly obtain— Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman  — Clerk”

5 May 1839 • Sunday

<5.> Sunday 5th. 10 a.m. Conference opened pursuant to adjournment— as usual  by prayer and singing. when it was unanimously resolved— That this  Conference send a Delegate to the City of , to lay our case before the  General Government, and that be the delegate.  Resolved 2nd. That be sent to . Illinois, clothed with [p. 934]
May 4 Resolved 2nd. That be appointed, or received into the Church, in full Bishopric. Resolved 3rd. That this Conference do entirely sanction the purchase lately made for the Church in the and also the Agency thereof— Resolved 4th. That be appointed to go to , and take the charge and oversight of the . and preside over the general affairs of the Church in that place. Resolved 5th. That the advice of this Conference to the Brethren living in the Eastern States, is, for them to move to and the vicinity thereof, and again settle that place as a Stake of Zion; provided they feel so inclined in preference to their moving farther west— Resolved 6th., That be acknowledged — — — — — — — — — — — — — one of the Twelve Apostles. Resolved 7th. That this Conference are entirely satisfied with, and give their sanction to the proceedings of the conference of the twelve, and their friends held on the at Missouri, on Friday the 26th.of April last— Resolved 8th. That they also sanction the act of the Council, held the same date and same place, in cutting off from the communion of said Church, certain persons mentioned in the minutes thereof Resolved 9th. That Elders and be allowed the privilege of appearing personally before the next general Conference, of the Church, to give an account of their conduct; and that in the mean time, they be both suspended from exercising the functions of their office. Resolved 10th. That the Conference do sanction the mission intended for the twelve to Europe, and that they will do all in their power to enable them to go. Resolved 11th. That the subject of ’s going to be adjourned until tomorrow. Resolved 12th. That the next general conference, be held on the first Saturday in October next, at , at the house of . Resolved 13th. That we now adjourn until tomorrow at 10 o clock A.M. Joseph Smith Jr. President, Clerk.
“This is to Certify that at a general Conference, held at , Adams County Illinois, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday the 4th. day of May 1839. President Joseph Smith Jr. presiding— It was resolved that , , and be appointed a travelling Committee to gather up and obtain all the libelous reports and publications which have been circulated against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— as well as other historical matter connected with said Church which they can possibly obtain— Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman — Clerk”

5 May 1839 • Sunday

5. Sunday 5th. 10 a.m. Conference opened pursuant to adjournment— as usual by prayer and singing. when it was unanimously resolved— That this Conference send a Delegate to the City of , to lay our case before the General Government, and that be the delegate. Resolved 2nd. That be sent to . Illinois, clothed with [p. 934]
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