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

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<June 18> assemble together to act, or to legislate for the good of the whole Society and that the Saints might enjoy those privileges which they could not, by being scattered so wide apart, induced your Memorialist to exert himself to the utmost in order to bring about an object so necessary and so desirable to the Saints at large. That under the then existing circumstances— your Memorialist had necessarily to engage in the temporalities of the Church, which he has had to attend, to the present time. That your Memorialist feels it a duty, which he owes to God as well as to the Church to give his attention more particularly to those things connected with the Spiritual welfare of the Saints (which have now become a great people) so that they may be built up in their most holy faith, and go on to perfection. That the church having erected an office where he can attend to the affairs of the Church without distraction, he thinks and verily believes that the time has now come, when he should devote himself exclusively to those things which relate to the Spiritualities of the Church and commence the work of translating the Egyptian Records— the Bible— and wait upon the Lord for such Revelations as may be suited to the Condition and circumstances of the Church and in order that he may be enabled to attend to those things, prays that your honorable body, will relieve him from anxiety and trouble necessarily attendant on business transactions, by appointing some one to take charge of the plot and attend to the business transactions which have heretofore rested upon your Memorialist— That should your honors deem it proper to do so, your Memorialist would respectfully suggest, that he would have no means of support whatever, and therefore would request that some one might be appointed to see that all his necessary wants may be provided for as well as sufficient means or appropriations for a Clerk or Clerks, which he may require to aid him in his important work— Your Memorialist would further represent that as Elder is conversant with the affairs of the Plot, thinks that he would be a suitable person to act as Clerk in that business, and attend to the disposing of the remaining lots &c. Your memorialist would take this opportunity of congratulating your honorable body on the peace and harmony which exists in the Church, and for the good feelings which seem to be manifest by all the Saints, and hopes that inasmuch as we devote ourselves for the good of the Church, and the spread of the Kingdom that the choisest blessings of heaven will be poured upon us, and that the glory of the Lord will overshadow the inheritances of the Saints. Joseph Smith Jr. [HC 4:137]
20 June 1840 • Saturday
<20> Saturday 20 Proceedings of the High Council on the foregoing Memorial—
The Council relieved President Joseph Smith Junr. according to his request in the Memorial, and appointed to take charge of the Plot and act as Clerk in that business, and also to attend to the disposing of the remaining lots and the business transactions which have rested upon him. was appointed Steward to see that all the necessary wants of the First Presidency be supplied, as well as to provide sufficient means or appropriations for a Clerk or Clerks to aid President Joseph Smith Jr. in his important work. Clerk—
21 June 1840 • Sunday
<21> Sunday 21.
Minutes of the Conference held at Stanley Hill, Castle Froome Herefordshire June 21. 1840. The Preachers and members of the Frooms Hill Circuit of the United Brethren met at the house of Elder John Cheese on Stanley Hill, Herefordshire, England June 21. A.D. 1840 at ten a.m. according to previous notice, when the meeting was called to order by Elder Thomas Kington; Elder was chosen President, and Elder Clerk of the Meeting [p. 1063]
June 18 assemble together to act, or to legislate for the good of the whole Society and that the Saints might enjoy those privileges which they could not, by being scattered so wide apart, induced your Memorialist to exert himself to the utmost in order to bring about an object so necessary and so desirable to the Saints at large. That under the then existing circumstances— your Memorialist had necessarily to engage in the temporalities of the Church, which he has had to attend, to the present time. That your Memorialist feels it a duty, which he owes to God as well as to the Church to give his attention more particularly to those things connected with the Spiritual welfare of the Saints (which have now become a great people) so that they may be built up in their most holy faith, and go on to perfection. That the church having erected an office where he can attend to the affairs of the Church without distraction, he thinks and verily believes that the time has now come, when he should devote himself exclusively to those things which relate to the Spiritualities of the Church and commence the work of translating the Egyptian Records— the Bible— and wait upon the Lord for such Revelations as may be suited to the Condition and circumstances of the Church and in order that he may be enabled to attend to those things, prays that your honorable body, will relieve him from anxiety and trouble necessarily attendant on business transactions, by appointing some one to take charge of the plot and attend to the business transactions which have heretofore rested upon your Memorialist— That should your honors deem it proper to do so, your Memorialist would respectfully suggest, that he would have no means of support whatever, and therefore would request that some one might be appointed to see that all his necessary wants may be provided for as well as sufficient means or appropriations for a Clerk or Clerks, which he may require to aid him in his important work— Your Memorialist would further represent that as Elder is conversant with the affairs of the Plot, thinks that he would be a suitable person to act as Clerk in that business, and attend to the disposing of the remaining lots &c. Your memorialist would take this opportunity of congratulating your honorable body on the peace and harmony which exists in the Church, and for the good feelings which seem to be manifest by all the Saints, and hopes that inasmuch as we devote ourselves for the good of the Church, and the spread of the Kingdom that the choisest blessings of heaven will be poured upon us, and that the glory of the Lord will overshadow the inheritances of the Saints. Joseph Smith Jr. [HC 4:137]
20 June 1840 • Saturday
20 Saturday 20 Proceedings of the High Council on the foregoing Memorial—
The Council relieved President Joseph Smith Junr. according to his request in the Memorial, and appointed to take charge of the Plot and act as Clerk in that business, and also to attend to the disposing of the remaining lots and the business transactions which have rested upon him. was appointed Steward to see that all the necessary wants of the First Presidency be supplied, as well as to provide sufficient means or appropriations for a Clerk or Clerks to aid President Joseph Smith Jr. in his important work. Clerk—
21 June 1840 • Sunday
21 Sunday 21.
Minutes of the Conference held at Stanley Hill, Castle Froome Herefordshire June 21. 1840. The Preachers and members of the Frooms Hill Circuit of the United Brethren met at the house of Elder John Cheese on Stanley Hill, Herefordshire, England June 21. A.D. 1840 at ten a.m. according to previous notice, when the meeting was called to order by Elder Thomas Kington; Elder was chosen President, and Elder Clerk of the Meeting [p. 1063]
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