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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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John Spires, Priest,have the care of the Church at Leigh
John Davis, Priest, Assistant – –ditto– – – ditto
Thomas Oakey, Priest – – –ditto– – – Gadfield Elm
And that Elder Daniel Browett take charge of the Churches on the south, — — — — — — — — — — — —, and Elder William Jenkins — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — on the north side of the river Severn. Carried unanimously. Moved by and seconded by , that Elder Thomas Kington be the presiding Elder over — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — this Conference— Carried— Meeting adjourned to two o’clock
Met at two o’clock, according to adjournment, and administered the Sacrament to a large congregation of Saints, accompanied by many observations on various subjects by the . Ten members were confirmed under the hands of Elders and Kington. Remarks were made by the respecting the blessing of Children: seven children were then blessed under the hands of Elders , and Kington. [HC 4:135] Moved by Elder Kington, seconded by , that Elder Daniel Browett represent this Conference to the General Conference, at , on the 6th. day of July next— Carried. Moved and carried that the Clerk, present to the presiding elder T. Kington, for safe keeping, a copy of the Minutes of this Conference, and also to the general Conference The above minutes were then read and adopted, article by article, when it was moved by the , and seconded by , that this Conference be adjourned to the 13th. day of September next, at this place, Carried unanimously. Conference closed by prayer. after which, the Elders and Officers present met in Council, and voted unanimously to establish a weekly council of the Officers of said Conference, to be held alternately on the south and north sides of the River Severn, to commence at Leigh on the 26th. inst; and organized the same by appointing Elder Daniel Browett, President, and John Hill, Priest, — — — — — — Clerk, on the south side of the River; and also on the north side, by appointing Elder William Jenkins, President, and John Smith Priest, — — — — — Clerk; to assemble on the 3rd. of July next, at Turkey Hall. After passing many other votes of minor importance, accompanied by much instruction from Elders and , touching the duties of the several officers in their relations to each other, and the Church, the Council adjourned; and it is worthy of remark, that no dissenting vote or voice was seen or heard during the day, either in Conference or Council— . President— Daniel Browett— Clerk—”
18 June 1840 • Thursday
<18> Thursday 18. Copy of a Memorial from Joseph Smith Jr. to the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— June 18. 1840.
The Memorial of Joseph Smith Jr. respectfully represents. That after the Church of Jesus Christ had been inhumanly as well as unconstitutionally expelled from their homes which they had secured to themselves in the State of , they found a resting place in the State of , altho’ very much scattered and at considerable distances from each other. That after the escape of your Memorialist from his enemies, he (under the direction of the Authorities of the Church) took such steps as has secured to the Church the present locations, viz, the Town plot of and lands in the . That in order to secure said locations, your Memorialist had to become responsible for the payment of the same, and had to use considerable exertion in order to commence a settlement, and a place of gathering for the Saints, knowing that from the genius of the Constitu[HC 4:136]tion of the Church, and for the well being of the Saints it was necessary so that the Constituted Authorities of the Church might [p. 1062]
June 14
John Spires, Priest,have the care of the Church at Leigh
John Davis, Priest, Assistant – –ditto– – – ditto
Thomas Oakey, Priest – – –ditto– – – Gadfield Elm
And that Elder Daniel Browett take charge of the Churches on the south, — — — — — — — — — — — —, and Elder William Jenkins — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — on the north side of the river Severn. Carried unanimously. Moved by and seconded by , that Elder Thomas Kington be the presiding Elder over — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — this Conference— Carried— Meeting adjourned to two o’clock
Met at two o’clock, according to adjournment, and administered the Sacrament to a large congregation of Saints, accompanied by many observations on various subjects by the . Ten members were confirmed under the hands of Elders and Kington. Remarks were made by the respecting the blessing of Children: seven children were then blessed under the hands of Elders , and Kington. [HC 4:135] Moved by Elder Kington, seconded by , that Elder Daniel Browett represent this Conference to the General Conference, at , on the 6th. day of July next— Carried. Moved and carried that the Clerk, present to the presiding elder T. Kington, for safe keeping, a copy of the Minutes of this Conference, and also to the general Conference The above minutes were then read and adopted, article by article, when it was moved by the , and seconded by , that this Conference be adjourned to the 13th. day of September next, at this place, Carried unanimously. Conference closed by prayer. after which, the Elders and Officers present met in Council, and voted unanimously to establish a weekly council of the Officers of said Conference, to be held alternately on the south and north sides of the River Severn, to commence at Leigh on the 26th. inst; and organized the same by appointing Elder Daniel Browett, President, and John Hill, Priest, — — — — — — Clerk, on the south side of the River; and also on the north side, by appointing Elder William Jenkins, President, and John Smith Priest, — — — — — Clerk; to assemble on the 3rd. of July next, at Turkey Hall. After passing many other votes of minor importance, accompanied by much instruction from Elders and , touching the duties of the several officers in their relations to each other, and the Church, the Council adjourned; and it is worthy of remark, that no dissenting vote or voice was seen or heard during the day, either in Conference or Council— . President— Daniel Browett— Clerk—”
18 June 1840 • Thursday
18 Thursday 18. Copy of a Memorial from Joseph Smith Jr. to the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints— June 18. 1840.
The Memorial of Joseph Smith Jr. respectfully represents. That after the Church of Jesus Christ had been inhumanly as well as unconstitutionally expelled from their homes which they had secured to themselves in the State of , they found a resting place in the State of , altho’ very much scattered and at considerable distances from each other. That after the escape of your Memorialist from his enemies, he (under the direction of the Authorities of the Church) took such steps as has secured to the Church the present locations, viz, the Town plot of and lands in the . That in order to secure said locations, your Memorialist had to become responsible for the payment of the same, and had to use considerable exertion in order to commence a settlement, and a place of gathering for the Saints, knowing that from the genius of the Constitu[HC 4:136]tion of the Church, and for the well being of the Saints it was necessary so that the Constituted Authorities of the Church might [p. 1062]
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