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

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<October 6> to take charge of the Church as heretofore, in connection with Elder H. Withnall— John Wych, Priest, to go into Staffordshire, and labor under the direction of Alfred Cordon. Moved and seconded, that the remainder of the Officers who have volunteered, be left to the Travelling High Council, to dispose of, and appoint to such places, <as> they may judge expedient. Carried. Moved and seconded, that in consequence of there not being time to transact all the business of this Conference, the Ordination of Officers be left to the Travelling High Council, to ordain from time to time, such members as they may consider requisite— Carried. then addressed the Meeting on the propriety of establishing a Fund for the support and clothing of such Members as may from time to time be called out to labor in the vineyard, and whose circumstances may require that their necessities be administered unto. The then — — — — addressed the meeting on the same subject, [HC 4:217] and pointed out the difference between preaching for money, and the Elders having their necessities ministered unto, while they are called to labor, “without taking thought for the morrow.” followed on the same subject, also ; after which moved, that wherever a branch of the Church is established, two members be appointed to receive the weekly voluntary contributions of the members, for promoting the spread of the Gospel, and the same to be disposed of by the vote of the Church in Council with the Twelve Apostles — — — — seconded by Elder , and carried. The minutes — — — — — — — — were then read and accepted— and the Conference adjourned sine die— — President— Secretary.”
8 October 1840 • Thursday
<8> Thursday 8
“Minutes of a Council of the twelve, viz. , , , , , and , also , and High Priests, at the house of , No. 1 Chapman Street , , Presiding; Moved by that take charge of the Millenial Star, for the time being, <seconded> and carried: voted that our publishing Office be removed to —, as soon as circumstances will permit; and that Elders and Curtis go where they please to labor, Clerk.” [HC 4:218]
10 October 1840 • Saturday
<10> Saturday 10. preferred a charge against Oliver Walker
“For reporting certain slanderous stories, of a fallacious and calumnating nature calculated to stigmatize, and raise a persecution against the Church, and individuals in it, in this place, and for a variety of unchristianlike conduct &c” before the High Council at ; The Defendant pleaded that “he was not prepared to meet the charge, it being too indefinite” &c— Council adjourned till next day.
Elder returned to , and <was soon followed by>
11 October 1840 • Sunday
<11> Sunday 11. High Council met according to adjournment. The charge against Oliver Walker was taken up, and the following substituted
“To the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ at , For and in behalf of said Church I prefer a charge against Elder Oliver Walker for several different offences herein after set forth, as said to be by him done, performed, said and committed, as well as various duties omitted &c all of which were done at [p. 1109]
October 6 to take charge of the Church as heretofore, in connection with Elder H. Withnall— John Wych, Priest, to go into Staffordshire, and labor under the direction of Alfred Cordon. Moved and seconded, that the remainder of the Officers who have volunteered, be left to the Travelling High Council, to dispose of, and appoint to such places, as they may judge expedient. Carried. Moved and seconded, that in consequence of there not being time to transact all the business of this Conference, the Ordination of Officers be left to the Travelling High Council, to ordain from time to time, such members as they may consider requisite— Carried. then addressed the Meeting on the propriety of establishing a Fund for the support and clothing of such Members as may from time to time be called out to labor in the vineyard, and whose circumstances may require that their necessities be administered unto. The then — — — — addressed the meeting on the same subject, [HC 4:217] and pointed out the difference between preaching for money, and the Elders having their necessities ministered unto, while they are called to labor, “without taking thought for the morrow.” followed on the same subject, also ; after which moved, that wherever a branch of the Church is established, two members be appointed to receive the weekly voluntary contributions of the members, for promoting the spread of the Gospel, and the same to be disposed of by the vote of the Church in Council with the Twelve Apostles — — — — seconded by Elder , and carried. The minutes — — — — — — — — were then read and accepted— and the Conference adjourned sine die— — President— Secretary.”
8 October 1840 • Thursday
8 Thursday 8
“Minutes of a Council of the twelve, viz. , , , , , and , also , and High Priests, at the house of , No. 1 Chapman Street , , Presiding; Moved by that take charge of the Millenial Star, for the time being, seconded and carried: voted that our publishing Office be removed to —, as soon as circumstances will permit; and that Elders and Curtis go where they please to labor, Clerk.” [HC 4:218]
10 October 1840 • Saturday
10 Saturday 10. preferred a charge against Oliver Walker
“For reporting certain slanderous stories, of a fallacious and calumnating nature calculated to stigmatize, and raise a persecution against the Church, and individuals in it, in this place, and for a variety of unchristianlike conduct &c” before the High Council at ; The Defendant pleaded that “he was not prepared to meet the charge, it being too indefinite” &c— Council adjourned till next day.
Elder returned to , and was soon followed by
11 October 1840 • Sunday
11 Sunday 11. High Council met according to adjournment. The charge against Oliver Walker was taken up, and the following substituted
“To the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ at , For and in behalf of said Church I prefer a charge against Elder Oliver Walker for several different offences herein after set forth, as said to be by him done, performed, said and committed, as well as various duties omitted &c all of which were done at [p. 1109]
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