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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 3> committee be appointed, to search out the offenders, and bring them to justice.  Whereupon it was resolved that Joseph Smith, , , , , , <&> compose said Committee  on motion. Resolved that be appointed the general Church Clerk  in the room of who intends to remove to . It having  been requested by that the Conference would appoint an Elder to take  charge of the Church which he and had raised up in .  On motion. Resolved that Elder , be appointed to preside  there. The president then rose, and stated that it was  necessary that something, should be done with regard to , so that it  might be built up; and gave it as his opinion, that the brethren from the East  might gather there, and also, that it was necessary that some one should  be appointed from this Conference to preside over that stake. On motion; resolved  that Elder be appointed to preside over the Church in and  that he choose his own Counsellors. Conference adjourned for one hour.
One o’clock P.M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment. An opportunity  was given to the brethren who had any remarks to make on suitable locations  for stakes. Elder H. <W.> Miller stated that it was the desire of a number of the  brethren residing in , to have a stake appointed at Mount Ephraim  in that , and stated the advantages of the place for agricultural purposes.  On motion; resolved that a stake be appointed at Mount Ephraim in .  There being several applications for the appointment of stakes, it was resolved  that a Committee be appointed to organize stakes between this place and ,  and that , , and compose said Committee.  The President then spoke of the necessity of building a “” in this  place. Whereupon it was resolved that the Saints build a house for the  worship of God, and that , , and ,  be appointed a Committee to build the same. On motion; resolved that a  commencement be made ten days from this date, and that every tenth day be  appropriated for the building of the house. President rose and  stated that there were several individuals, who on moving to this place, had not  settled with their creditors, and had no recommend from the branches of the  Church where they had resided. On motion. Resolved that those persons  moving to this place, who do not bring a recommend, be disfellowshipped.  , M.D. then spoke at some length, on the oppression, to which the  Church had been subject, and <remarked>, that it was necessary for the brethren  to stand by each other, and resist every unlawful attempt at persecution.  Elder then addressed the meeting— Adjourned till tomorrow morning

4 October 1840 • Sunday

<4.> Sunday morning. Conference met pursuant to adjournment, and was  opened by prayer by — The was then called upon to read  the report of the presidency, in relation to the Plot, after which the President  made some observations on the situation of the debts on the City Plot <which will appear at the close of these Conference minutes> and advised  that a committee be appointed to raise funds to liquidate the same— On motion,  Resolved that and compose said Committee. On [p. 1103]
October 3 committee be appointed, to search out the offenders, and bring them to justice. Whereupon it was resolved that Joseph Smith, , , , , , & compose said Committee on motion. Resolved that be appointed the general Church Clerk in the room of who intends to remove to . It having been requested by that the Conference would appoint an Elder to take charge of the Church which he and had raised up in . On motion. Resolved that Elder , be appointed to preside there. The president then rose, and stated that it was necessary that something, should be done with regard to , so that it might be built up; and gave it as his opinion, that the brethren from the East might gather there, and also, that it was necessary that some one should be appointed from this Conference to preside over that stake. On motion; resolved that Elder be appointed to preside over the Church in and that he choose his own Counsellors. Conference adjourned for one hour.
One o’clock P.M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment. An opportunity was given to the brethren who had any remarks to make on suitable locations for stakes. Elder H. W. Miller stated that it was the desire of a number of the brethren residing in , to have a stake appointed at Mount Ephraim in that , and stated the advantages of the place for agricultural purposes. On motion; resolved that a stake be appointed at Mount Ephraim in . There being several applications for the appointment of stakes, it was resolved that a Committee be appointed to organize stakes between this place and , and that , , and compose said Committee. The President then spoke of the necessity of building a “” in this place. Whereupon it was resolved that the Saints build a house for the worship of God, and that , , and , be appointed a Committee to build the same. On motion; resolved that a commencement be made ten days from this date, and that every tenth day be appropriated for the building of the house. President rose and stated that there were several individuals, who on moving to this place, had not settled with their creditors, and had no recommend from the branches of the Church where they had resided. On motion. Resolved that those persons moving to this place, who do not bring a recommend, be disfellowshipped. , M.D. then spoke at some length, on the oppression, to which the Church had been subject, and remarked, that it was necessary for the brethren to stand by each other, and resist every unlawful attempt at persecution. Elder then addressed the meeting— Adjourned till tomorrow morning

4 October 1840 • Sunday

4. Sunday morning. Conference met pursuant to adjournment, and was opened by prayer by — The was then called upon to read the report of the presidency, in relation to the Plot, after which the President made some observations on the situation of the debts on the City Plot which will appear at the close of these Conference minutes and advised that a committee be appointed to raise funds to liquidate the same— On motion, Resolved that and compose said Committee. On [p. 1103]
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