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

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<May 5> authority, and required to set to rights the Church in that place in every way  which may become necessary according to the order of the Church of Jesus Christ.  Resolved 3rd. That Colonel be appointed to receive the Affidavits  which are to be sent to the City of — After which the afternoon  was spent in receiving instruction from the presidency and those of the Twelve  who were present— At five o clock p.m. Conference adjourned according  to the resolution of Saturday, namely, until the first Saturday in October  next, at , Illinois. Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman— Clerk

6 May 1839 • Monday

< 6> Monday 6 At a Conference held at Illinois on the 6th. of May 1839  President Joseph Smith Jr. presiding. The following resolutions were  unanimously agreed to— Resolved 1st. That the families of ,  , and Bishop be kept here amongst us for  the time being— Resolved 2nd. That be hereby appointed  to preside over the Church at — Illinois— Resolved 3rd. That   also go to , and there act in unison with  the other Bishops of the Church. Resolved 4th. That ’s  Gun Smith’s tools shall remain for the general use of the Church, until  his return from Europe— Resolved 5th. That the following of the Seventies  have the sanction of this Council that they accompany the twelve to  Europe, namely— , , , Charles  Hubbard, , , Samuel Mulliner, Willard Snow,  , William Burton, Lorenzo <D.> Barnes, , Abra[ha]m  O. Smoot, also the following High Priests, namely, ,  , Winslow Farr, William Snow, .  Resolved 6th. That it be observed as a general rule, that those of the Seventies  who have not yet preached, shall for the future, not be sent on foreign missions.  Resolved 7th. That Elder be appointed to go to the City of ,  and preside over the Churches there, and in the regions round about.
<Letter to > I also gave the following letter to
“At a Conference meeting  held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Town of  Adams County, Illinois on Monday the 6th. day of May 1839 Joseph Smith  Jr. Presiding— It was unanimously resolved that Elder be  appointed to go to the City of and preside among the Saints in that  place, and in the regions round about, and regulate the affairs of the Church  according to the laws and doctrines of said Church, and he is fully authorised  to receive donation monies, by the liberality of the Saints, for the assistance  of the poor among us, who have been persecuted and driven from their homes  in the State of , and from our long acquaintance with ,  and with his experience and knowledge of the laws of the Kingdom of God,  we do not hesitate to recommend him to the Saints, as one in whom they may  place the fullest confidence, both as to their Spiritual Welfare, as well as to the  strictest integrity in all temporal concerns with which he may be entrusted.  And we beseech the brethren in the name of the Lord Jesus, to receive this brother  in behalf of the poor with readiness, and to abound unto him in a liberal manner [p. 935]
May 5 authority, and required to set to rights the Church in that place in every way which may become necessary according to the order of the Church of Jesus Christ. Resolved 3rd. That Colonel be appointed to receive the Affidavits which are to be sent to the City of — After which the afternoon was spent in receiving instruction from the presidency and those of the Twelve who were present— At five o clock p.m. Conference adjourned according to the resolution of Saturday, namely, until the first Saturday in October next, at , Illinois. Joseph Smith Jr. Chairman— Clerk

6 May 1839 • Monday

6 Monday 6 At a Conference held at Illinois on the 6th. of May 1839 President Joseph Smith Jr. presiding. The following resolutions were unanimously agreed to— Resolved 1st. That the families of , , and Bishop be kept here amongst us for the time being— Resolved 2nd. That be hereby appointed to preside over the Church at — Illinois— Resolved 3rd. That also go to , and there act in unison with the other Bishops of the Church. Resolved 4th. That ’s Gun Smith’s tools shall remain for the general use of the Church, until his return from Europe— Resolved 5th. That the following of the Seventies have the sanction of this Council that they accompany the twelve to Europe, namely— , , , Charles Hubbard, , , Samuel Mulliner, Willard Snow, , William Burton, Lorenzo D. Barnes, , Abraham O. Smoot, also the following High Priests, namely, , , Winslow Farr, William Snow, . Resolved 6th. That it be observed as a general rule, that those of the Seventies who have not yet preached, shall for the future, not be sent on foreign missions. Resolved 7th. That Elder be appointed to go to the City of , and preside over the Churches there, and in the regions round about.
Letter to I also gave the following letter to
“At a Conference meeting held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Town of Adams County, Illinois on Monday the 6th. day of May 1839 Joseph Smith Jr. Presiding— It was unanimously resolved that Elder be appointed to go to the City of and preside among the Saints in that place, and in the regions round about, and regulate the affairs of the Church according to the laws and doctrines of said Church, and he is fully authorised to receive donation monies, by the liberality of the Saints, for the assistance of the poor among us, who have been persecuted and driven from their homes in the State of , and from our long acquaintance with , and with his experience and knowledge of the laws of the Kingdom of God, we do not hesitate to recommend him to the Saints, as one in whom they may place the fullest confidence, both as to their Spiritual Welfare, as well as to the strictest integrity in all temporal concerns with which he may be entrusted. And we beseech the brethren in the name of the Lord Jesus, to receive this brother in behalf of the poor with readiness, and to abound unto him in a liberal manner [p. 935]
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