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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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“<April 7> On motion. Resolved that the Report be printed in the Times and Seasons.
arose and stated, that in consequence of — — — weakness from his labors of yesterday, he would call upon General to officiate in his place. then read the revelations from “The Book of the Law of the Lord,” which had been received since the last general Conference in relation to writing a proclamation to the kings of the Earth, building a in , the organization of the Church &c. President Joseph Smith rose and made some observations in explanation of the same, and likewise of the necessity which existed of building the , that the Saints might have suitable place for worshiping the Almighty; and also the building of the , that suitable accommodations may be afforded for the strangers who — — — — visit this . The choir sung a hymn, and the meeting adjourned for one hour.” [HC 4:339]
“Conference met pursuant to adjournment. and was called to order by . Choir sung a hymn and President addressed the throne of grace. , read the Charters granted by the Legislature of this , for incorporating the “City of ,” the “Nauvoo Legion,” “The University of the City of Nauvoo,” “The Agricultural and Manufacturing Association” and — — the “ Association,” On motion; Resolved, That the Charters now read, be received by the Church. — — — President arose and gave an exhortation to the Assembly. Gen: , then spoke at some length on the present situation, prospects and condition of the Church, and remarked that the hand of God must indeed be visible, in accomplishing the great blessings and prosperity of the church, and called upon the Saints to be faithful and obedient in all things, and likewise forcibly and eloquently urged the necessity of being united in all their movements and before he sat down he wished to know how many of the Saints who were present felt disposed to continue to act in concert and follow the instructions of the First Presidency, and called upon all those who did so, to arise on their feet; when immediately the Saints, almost without exception arose. The choir sung a hymn, and the meeting after prayer, adjourned until tomorrow morning.”
The Twelve <Apostles> were busy in <Counsel,> visiting the Saints in and <in evening> supped at Mother Miller<s>.
8 April 1841 • Thursday
<8> “Thursday morning— April 8th.. at an early hour this morning the different quorums, who had previously been organized, came to the ground and took their seats as follows: The First Presidency, with the Presidents of the Quorums on the Stand; the High Council on the front of the Stand; the High Priesthood on the front to the right of the Stand; the Seventies immediately be<hind> the High Priesthood; the Elders in the front, to the left; the Lesser Priesthood on the — — — — — right. On motion; Resolved that this — — — — — Conference continue until Sunday evening. President Joseph Smith declared the rule of voting, to be a majority in each quorum, exhorted them to deliberation, faith and prayer, and that they should be strict, and impartial in their examinations. He then told them that the Presidents of the different quorums would be presented before them for their acceptance or rejection. then presented the First Presidency to the Lesser [HC 4:340] Priesthood. President presented them to the [p. 1192]
“April 7 On motion. Resolved that the Report be printed in the Times and Seasons.
arose and stated, that in consequence of — — — weakness from his labors of yesterday, he would call upon General to officiate in his place. then read the revelations from “The Book of the Law of the Lord,” which had been received since the last general Conference in relation to writing a proclamation to the kings of the Earth, building a in , the organization of the Church &c. President Joseph Smith rose and made some observations in explanation of the same, and likewise of the necessity which existed of building the , that the Saints might have suitable place for worshiping the Almighty; and also the building of the , that suitable accommodations may be afforded for the strangers who — — — — visit this . The choir sung a hymn, and the meeting adjourned for one hour.” [HC 4:339]
“Conference met pursuant to adjournment. and was called to order by . Choir sung a hymn and President addressed the throne of grace. , read the Charters granted by the Legislature of this , for incorporating the “City of ,” the “Nauvoo Legion,” “The University of the City of Nauvoo,” “The Agricultural and Manufacturing Association” and — — the “ Association,” On motion; Resolved, That the Charters now read, be received by the Church. — — — President arose and gave an exhortation to the Assembly. Gen: , then spoke at some length on the present situation, prospects and condition of the Church, and remarked that the hand of God must indeed be visible, in accomplishing the great blessings and prosperity of the church, and called upon the Saints to be faithful and obedient in all things, and likewise forcibly and eloquently urged the necessity of being united in all their movements and before he sat down he wished to know how many of the Saints who were present felt disposed to continue to act in concert and follow the instructions of the First Presidency, and called upon all those who did so, to arise on their feet; when immediately the Saints, almost without exception arose. The choir sung a hymn, and the meeting after prayer, adjourned until tomorrow morning.”
The Twelve Apostles were busy in Counsel, visiting the Saints in and in evening supped at Mother Millers.
8 April 1841 • Thursday
8 “Thursday morning— April 8th.. at an early hour this morning the different quorums, who had previously been organized, came to the ground and took their seats as follows: The First Presidency, with the Presidents of the Quorums on the Stand; the High Council on the front of the Stand; the High Priesthood on the front to the right of the Stand; the Seventies immediately behind the High Priesthood; the Elders in the front, to the left; the Lesser Priesthood on the — — — — — right. On motion; Resolved that this — — — — — Conference continue until Sunday evening. President Joseph Smith declared the rule of voting, to be a majority in each quorum, exhorted them to deliberation, faith and prayer, and that they should be strict, and impartial in their examinations. He then told them that the Presidents of the different quorums would be presented before them for their acceptance or rejection. then presented the First Presidency to the Lesser [HC 4:340] Priesthood. President presented them to the [p. 1192]
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