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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 June 1840 • Wednesday
<June 3> Wednesday 3. Elders and visited the Printers in ,  and preached on Sunday—
6 June 1840 • Saturday
<6> Saturday 6 Elder John Moon and a company of 40 Saints <to wit, Hugh Moon, their Mother, and 7 others of her family; Henry Moon, Uncle of John Moon; Henry Moon; Francis Moon; William Sutton; William Sitgreaves; Richard Eaves; Thomas Moss;  Henry Moore; Nancy Ashworth; Richard Ainscough; and families> sailed <in the Ship Brittania> from   for <being the first Saints that have sailed from England, for .>
8–9 June 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
<8> Monday 8 Elders and visited Cheshire, and on Tuesday  Manchester, and continued to select Hymns—
11 June 1840 • Thursday
<11> dreamed of his family in health and want, also of the  Church and people, and of a contention between two small Companies in  the West, one North, the other South— the North prevailing from time to time—
14 June 1840 • Sunday
<14> Sunday 14—
“Minutes of the Conference held at the Gadfield Elm Chapel,  in Worcestershire, England June 14th., 1840— The Preachers and Members of  the Bran Green and Gadfield Elm Branch of the Frooms Hill Circuit of  the United Brethren met at the Gadfield Elm Chapel, Worcestershire, June  14th., 1840, pursuant to previous notice, when the Meeting was called to order  by Elder Thomas Kington. Elder was chosen President,  and Elder Daniel Browett, Clerk for the Meeting. The meeting opened by  prayer by Elder . Remarks were then made by the ,  respecting the business of the day, and the necessary changes which must  take place. It was moved by Elder T. Kington, seconded by Elder  Daniel Browett, that this meeting be hereafter known by the name of  the “Bran Green and Gadfield Elm Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter Day Saints,” organized and established by the will and commandment  of God, in the , on the 6th. day of April A.D. 1830  this being the Eighth day of the third month of the eleventh year of the rise  of the Church— Carried unanimously. -[This motion was permitted to accommodate  the feelings of the Conference who had all recently been baptized, but there  is no such principle in existence, as to transform a Church or Conference  of the world into a Church or Conference of Christs fold by vote]-
Moved by Elder , seconded by Elder T. Kington that William Jenkins be  ordained an Elder, and William Coleman, Joseph Finkins, William Pitt and Robert  Harris, be ordained to the Office of Priest; and that George Burton, James Palmer, and  William Loveridge, be ordained teachers, Carried unanimously. Ordained under the  hands of Elders and . Moved by Elder Kington, seconded by , that Robert Clift, Priest, have the care of the Church at Dymock
James Palmer, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Kilcott
John Hill, Priest, – – – –ditto– – – Twigworth
William Coleman, Priest, – – ditto– – – Bran Green
Thomas Brooks, Priest – –ditto– – – Ryton
John Smith, Priest – – –ditto– – – Lime Street
Charles Hayes, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Deerhurst
Thomas Smith, Priest, Assistant,ditto– – – ditto
John Vernon, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Apperley
William Baylies, Priest, Assistant – –ditto– – – ditto
John Arlick, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Norton
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3 June 1840 • Wednesday
June 3 Wednesday 3. Elders and visited the Printers in , and preached on Sunday—
6 June 1840 • Saturday
6 Saturday 6 Elder John Moon and a company of 40 Saints to wit, Hugh Moon, their Mother, and 7 others of her family; Henry Moon, Uncle of John Moon; Henry Moon; Francis Moon; William Sutton; William Sitgreaves; Richard Eaves; Thomas Moss; Henry Moore; Nancy Ashworth; Richard Ainscough; and families sailed in the Ship Brittania from for being the first Saints that have sailed from England, for .
8–9 June 1840 • Monday–Tuesday
8 Monday 8 Elders and visited Cheshire, and on Tuesday Manchester, and continued to select Hymns—
11 June 1840 • Thursday
11 dreamed of his family in health and want, also of the Church and people, and of a contention between two small Companies in the West, one North, the other South— the North prevailing from time to time—
14 June 1840 • Sunday
14 Sunday 14—
“Minutes of the Conference held at the Gadfield Elm Chapel, in Worcestershire, England June 14th., 1840— The Preachers and Members of the Bran Green and Gadfield Elm Branch of the Frooms Hill Circuit of the United Brethren met at the Gadfield Elm Chapel, Worcestershire, June 14th., 1840, pursuant to previous notice, when the Meeting was called to order by Elder Thomas Kington. Elder was chosen President, and Elder Daniel Browett, Clerk for the Meeting. The meeting opened by prayer by Elder . Remarks were then made by the , respecting the business of the day, and the necessary changes which must take place. It was moved by Elder T. Kington, seconded by Elder Daniel Browett, that this meeting be hereafter known by the name of the “Bran Green and Gadfield Elm Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” organized and established by the will and commandment of God, in the , on the 6th. day of April A.D. 1830 this being the Eighth day of the third month of the eleventh year of the rise of the Church— Carried unanimously. -[This motion was permitted to accommodate the feelings of the Conference who had all recently been baptized, but there is no such principle in existence, as to transform a Church or Conference of the world into a Church or Conference of Christs fold by vote]-
Moved by Elder , seconded by Elder T. Kington that William Jenkins be ordained an Elder, and William Coleman, Joseph Finkins, William Pitt and Robert Harris, be ordained to the Office of Priest; and that George Burton, James Palmer, and William Loveridge, be ordained teachers, Carried unanimously. Ordained under the hands of Elders and . Moved by Elder Kington, seconded by , that Robert Clift, Priest, have the care of the Church at Dymock
James Palmer, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Kilcott
John Hill, Priest, – – – –ditto– – – Twigworth
William Coleman, Priest, – – ditto– – – Bran Green
Thomas Brooks, Priest – –ditto– – – Ryton
John Smith, Priest – – –ditto– – – Lime Street
Charles Hayes, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Deerhurst
Thomas Smith, Priest, Assistant,ditto– – – ditto
John Vernon, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Apperley
William Baylies, Priest, Assistant – –ditto– – – ditto
John Arlick, Priest, – – –ditto– – – Norton
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