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

  • Source Note
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7 April 1840 • Tuesday
<April 7> “Tuesday morning Conference met pursuant to adjournment— A hymn was sung by the Choir and the throne of grace was addressed by Elder . Brother case was then called up, when after — — — — — many observations, and explanations it was on motion resolved that Brother be forgiven and the hand of fellowship be continued towards him— Conference adjourned for one hour— and met pursuant to adjournment— A Hymn was sung by the Choir and prayer was made by Elder — The President called upon the to read the report of the First Presidency and High Council with regard to their proceedings in purchasing Lands and securing a place of gathering for the Saints— The report having been read, the president made some observations respecting the pecuniary affairs of the Church, and requested the brethren to step forward and assist in liquidating the debts on the Town Plot, so that the poor might have an inheritance. [HC 4:106] The President then gave an account of their mission to , the treatment they received, and the action of the Senate on the Memorial which was presented before them. The meeting then called for the reading the Memorial, and the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the same was referred, which were read.
On motion resolved that a Committee of five be appointed to draft. resolutions expressive of the sentiments of this Conference in reference to the report— On motion resolved that , , , Joseph Wood and compose said Committee and report to this Conference— Resolved that this meeting adjourn until tomorrow morning.
<The brethren found Elder , who in company with had recently built up a branch of 28 members in .>
8 April 1840 • Wednesday
<8> “Wednesday morning conference met pursuant to adjournment. A number were confirmed who had been baptized the previous evening. Prayer by — The Committee appointed to draft resolutions on the report of the Committee of the Judiciary were then called upon to make their report— of the Committee then read the resolutions as follows Whereas we learn with deep sorrow, regret and disappointment, that the Committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred the Memorial of the Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called Mormons) complaining of the grievances suffered by them in the State of , have reported unfavorably to our cause, to justice and humanity— Therefore resolved 1st. That we consider the report of the Committee on Judiciary, unconstitutional and subversive of the rights of a free people; and justly calls for the disapprobation of all the supporters and lovers of good government and republican principles. Resolved 2ndly. That the Committee state in their report, that our Memorial aggravates the case of our oppressors, and at the same time say; that they have not examined into the truth or falsehoods of the facts mentioned in said memorial. Resolved 3rdly. That the Memorial does not aggravate the conduct of our oppressors, as every statement set forth in said Memorial, was substantiated by indubitable testimony; therefore we consider the statements of the Committee in regard to that part, as false and ungenerous. Resolved 4thly. That, that part of the Report referring us to the justice and magnanimity of the State of for redress, we deem it a great [p. 1044]
7 April 1840 • Tuesday
April 7 “Tuesday morning Conference met pursuant to adjournment— A hymn was sung by the Choir and the throne of grace was addressed by Elder . Brother case was then called up, when after — — — — — many observations, and explanations it was on motion resolved that Brother be forgiven and the hand of fellowship be continued towards him— Conference adjourned for one hour— and met pursuant to adjournment— A Hymn was sung by the Choir and prayer was made by Elder — The President called upon the to read the report of the First Presidency and High Council with regard to their proceedings in purchasing Lands and securing a place of gathering for the Saints— The report having been read, the president made some observations respecting the pecuniary affairs of the Church, and requested the brethren to step forward and assist in liquidating the debts on the Town Plot, so that the poor might have an inheritance. [HC 4:106] The President then gave an account of their mission to , the treatment they received, and the action of the Senate on the Memorial which was presented before them. The meeting then called for the reading the Memorial, and the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom the same was referred, which were read.
On motion resolved that a Committee of five be appointed to draft. resolutions expressive of the sentiments of this Conference in reference to the report— On motion resolved that , , , Joseph Wood and compose said Committee and report to this Conference— Resolved that this meeting adjourn until tomorrow morning.
The brethren found Elder , who in company with had recently built up a branch of 28 members in .
8 April 1840 • Wednesday
8 “Wednesday morning conference met pursuant to adjournment. A number were confirmed who had been baptized the previous evening. Prayer by — The Committee appointed to draft resolutions on the report of the Committee of the Judiciary were then called upon to make their report— of the Committee then read the resolutions as follows Whereas we learn with deep sorrow, regret and disappointment, that the Committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred the Memorial of the Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called Mormons) complaining of the grievances suffered by them in the State of , have reported unfavorably to our cause, to justice and humanity— Therefore resolved 1st. That we consider the report of the Committee on Judiciary, unconstitutional and subversive of the rights of a free people; and justly calls for the disapprobation of all the supporters and lovers of good government and republican principles. Resolved 2ndly. That the Committee state in their report, that our Memorial aggravates the case of our oppressors, and at the same time say; that they have not examined into the truth or falsehoods of the facts mentioned in said memorial. Resolved 3rdly. That the Memorial does not aggravate the conduct of our oppressors, as every statement set forth in said Memorial, was substantiated by indubitable testimony; therefore we consider the statements of the Committee in regard to that part, as false and ungenerous. Resolved 4thly. That, that part of the Report referring us to the justice and magnanimity of the State of for redress, we deem it a great [p. 1044]
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