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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 4> a letter was written to the brethren to that effect Scribe”—
Since Congress has decided against us, the Lord has begun to vex this Nation, and he will continue to do so, except they repent; for they now stand guilty of Murder, Robbery and Plunder, as a Nation, because they have refused to protect their Citizens, and to execute justice according to their own Constitution. A Hail storm has visited Carolina. some of the Stones are said to have measured nine inches in circumference, which swept the Crops, killing some Cattle— Insects are devouring crops on the high lands where the floods of the Country have not reached, and great commercial distress prevails every where. [HC 4:145]
6 July 1840 • Monday
<6> Monday
“A General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was held in the Carpenter’s Hall, , on the 6th. day of July 1840, it being the 1st. day of the 4th. month of the 11th. year of the church, when the following officers of the travelling high council were present, viz, Elders , , . , , , and ; other officers; viz, High Priests 5; Elders 19; Priests 15; teachers 11; and deacons 3. The meeting being called to order, a little after ten o’clock, by Elder , it was moved by , seconded by , that be chosen President of the Conference, which was carried unanimously. Elder [HC 4:146] was chosen Clerk. The meeting was opened by singing, and prayer by the Elder then proceeded to prefer charges against Elder J[ohn] Green, viz, first, for giving way to a false spirit; secondly, for abusing a young female, by accusing her, in a public meeting, of things which he could not prove; and thirdly, for abuse to the house and congregation at Dukinfield June 28th. 1840. The then proceeded to ask Elder Green whether he was guilty of these charges or not. He immediately pleaded guilty and acknowledged. After had made considerable remarks to the meeting present, touching the conduct of Elder Green, he proposed that Elder Green go to those characters whom he had abused and insulted, and make confession to them as far as the offence extended, and then to be suspended from office for a season. The then made remarks to the same effect, and put it to the vote of the meeting, viz, that he shall make confession, as stated above, and be suspended from office for a season— Carried— The asked Elder Green if he was willing to make confession, who immediately agreed to do it the first opportunity. The meeting adjourned a little after twelve o’clock. At two o clock business commenced by singing and prayer, when the called upon the officers to represent the different branches of the Church, which was done in the following order, viz:—
MembersEldersPriestsTeachersDeacons
The Branch at , represented by Elder — —2803551
— ditto — — — — — — ditto — — — — Elder — —3546842
Elders [Thomas] Kington and [Daniel] Browett presented the minutes of the Conferences held in Herefordshire, which were read by Elder , representing 33 branches of the Church — — — — — — —534105213
Elder Alfred Cordon read the minutes of the conference held at Hanley Staffordshire, representing 7 branches of the church — — — — —16841362
The branch at , represented by Elder — — —78132
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July 4 a letter was written to the brethren to that effect Scribe”—
Since Congress has decided against us, the Lord has begun to vex this Nation, and he will continue to do so, except they repent; for they now stand guilty of Murder, Robbery and Plunder, as a Nation, because they have refused to protect their Citizens, and to execute justice according to their own Constitution. A Hail storm has visited Carolina. some of the Stones are said to have measured nine inches in circumference, which swept the Crops, killing some Cattle— Insects are devouring crops on the high lands where the floods of the Country have not reached, and great commercial distress prevails every where. [HC 4:145]
6 July 1840 • Monday
6 Monday
“A General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was held in the Carpenter’s Hall, , on the 6th. day of July 1840, it being the 1st. day of the 4th. month of the 11th. year of the church, when the following officers of the travelling high council were present, viz, Elders , , . , , , and ; other officers; viz, High Priests 5; Elders 19; Priests 15; teachers 11; and deacons 3. The meeting being called to order, a little after ten o’clock, by Elder , it was moved by , seconded by , that be chosen President of the Conference, which was carried unanimously. Elder [HC 4:146] was chosen Clerk. The meeting was opened by singing, and prayer by the — Elder then proceeded to prefer charges against Elder John Green, viz, first, for giving way to a false spirit; secondly, for abusing a young female, by accusing her, in a public meeting, of things which he could not prove; and thirdly, for abuse to the house and congregation at Dukinfield June 28th. 1840. The then proceeded to ask Elder Green whether he was guilty of these charges or not. He immediately pleaded guilty and acknowledged. After had made considerable remarks to the meeting present, touching the conduct of Elder Green, he proposed that Elder Green go to those characters whom he had abused and insulted, and make confession to them as far as the offence extended, and then to be suspended from office for a season. The then made remarks to the same effect, and put it to the vote of the meeting, viz, that he shall make confession, as stated above, and be suspended from office for a season— Carried— The asked Elder Green if he was willing to make confession, who immediately agreed to do it the first opportunity. The meeting adjourned a little after twelve o’clock. At two o clock business commenced by singing and prayer, when the called upon the officers to represent the different branches of the Church, which was done in the following order, viz:—
MembersEldersPriestsTeachersDeacons
The Branch at , represented by Elder — —2803551
— ditto — — — — — — ditto — — — — Elder — —3546842
Elders Thomas Kington and Daniel Browett presented the minutes of the Conferences held in Herefordshire, which were read by Elder , representing 33 branches of the Church — — — — — — —534105213
Elder Alfred Cordon read the minutes of the conference held at Hanley Staffordshire, representing 7 branches of the church — — — — —16841362
The branch at , represented by Elder — — —78132
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