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

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2 July 1840 • Thursday
<July 2> “At a meeting of the Saints of Crooked Creek Branch on the 2nd. of July 1840 to take into consideration the propriety of having a stake of appointed or located some where in the bounds of this branch. Brother was called to the Chair. Meeting was opened by prayer, after which several remarks were made, and the following resolutions were passed—[HC 4:143] Resolved that it be our wishes that a Stake of Zion be appointed or located within the bounds of this branch, provided it should meet the minds of the First Presidency of this Church. Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to ascertain the minds of the First Presidency and report to the Branch. Resolved that , Nathaniel Frampton, and compose said Committee. It was ascertained that there were about 2525 acres of land owned by the Brethren, and wherever the Stake should be appointed, the lands should be donated or purchased for a very small compensation, and that there are one hundred and twelve members belonging to this Branch. Resolved that we meet on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M. to receive the report of the Committee Resolved that the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the President and Clerk— Prest.— William Whiteman— Clerk.”
3 July 1840 • Friday
<3> Friday 3 High Council met at my Office.
“The subject of the Memorial of President Joseph Smith Junr. was again brought up for a rehearing according to the decision of the last Council (June 27) when the following resolutions were entered into— 1st. Resolved that we feel perfectly satisfied with the course taken by Joseph Smith Junr., and feel a disposition, as far as it is in our power to assist him so as to relieve him from the temporalities of the Church, in order that he may devote his time more particularly to the Spiritualities of the same, beleiving by so doing, we shall promote the good of the whole Church. But as he (Joseph Smith Junr.) is held responsible for the payment of the Plot and knowing no way to relieve him from that responsibility at present, we would request of him to act as Treasurer for the Plot, and to whom, those persons whom we may appoint to make sales of Lots and attend to the business affairs of the Church may at all times be responsible and make true and correct returns of all their proceedings, as well as to account for all monies, properties &c which may come into their hands— Therefore resolved That Elder act as Clerk for the same. That Bishop be appointed to provide for the wants of the Presidency, and make such appropriations to them, and to their Clerk or Clerks which they may require. Resolved that the funds of the Plot shall not be taken to provide for the Presidency or Clerks, but that the Bishops be instructed to [HC 4:144] raise funds from other sources to meet the calls made on them— and monies received for lots shall be deposited in the hands of the Treasurer to liquidate the debts of the Plot.”
4 July 1840 • Saturday
<4> Saturday 4. The resolutions of the Crooked Creek Branch of the second,
“were taken into consideration by President Joseph Smith Junr. and it was thought proper to establish a Stake on Crooked Creek agreeably to the request of said Branch and [p. 1070]
2 July 1840 • Thursday
July 2 “At a meeting of the Saints of Crooked Creek Branch on the 2nd. of July 1840 to take into consideration the propriety of having a stake of appointed or located some where in the bounds of this branch. Brother was called to the Chair. Meeting was opened by prayer, after which several remarks were made, and the following resolutions were passed—[HC 4:143] Resolved that it be our wishes that a Stake of Zion be appointed or located within the bounds of this branch, provided it should meet the minds of the First Presidency of this Church. Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to ascertain the minds of the First Presidency and report to the Branch. Resolved that , Nathaniel Frampton, and compose said Committee. It was ascertained that there were about 2525 acres of land owned by the Brethren, and wherever the Stake should be appointed, the lands should be donated or purchased for a very small compensation, and that there are one hundred and twelve members belonging to this Branch. Resolved that we meet on Thursday next at one o’clock P.M. to receive the report of the Committee Resolved that the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the President and Clerk— Prest.— William Whiteman— Clerk.”
3 July 1840 • Friday
3 Friday 3 High Council met at my Office.
“The subject of the Memorial of President Joseph Smith Junr. was again brought up for a rehearing according to the decision of the last Council (June 27) when the following resolutions were entered into— 1st. Resolved that we feel perfectly satisfied with the course taken by Joseph Smith Junr., and feel a disposition, as far as it is in our power to assist him so as to relieve him from the temporalities of the Church, in order that he may devote his time more particularly to the Spiritualities of the same, beleiving by so doing, we shall promote the good of the whole Church. But as he (Joseph Smith Junr.) is held responsible for the payment of the Plot and knowing no way to relieve him from that responsibility at present, we would request of him to act as Treasurer for the Plot, and to whom, those persons whom we may appoint to make sales of Lots and attend to the business affairs of the Church may at all times be responsible and make true and correct returns of all their proceedings, as well as to account for all monies, properties &c which may come into their hands— Therefore resolved That Elder act as Clerk for the same. That Bishop be appointed to provide for the wants of the Presidency, and make such appropriations to them, and to their Clerk or Clerks which they may require. Resolved that the funds of the Plot shall not be taken to provide for the Presidency or Clerks, but that the Bishops be instructed to [HC 4:144] raise funds from other sources to meet the calls made on them— and monies received for lots shall be deposited in the hands of the Treasurer to liquidate the debts of the Plot.”
4 July 1840 • Saturday
4 Saturday 4. The resolutions of the Crooked Creek Branch of the second,
“were taken into consideration by President Joseph Smith Junr. and it was thought proper to establish a Stake on Crooked Creek agreeably to the request of said Branch and [p. 1070]
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