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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 8> Elders Quorum— — President presented them to the <Quorums of> Seventies— — President presented them to the High Priest <Quorum>. — — Counsellor presented them to the High Council — <and> The then presented them to the Presidents of all the Quorums on the Stand— <and they were> unanimously accepted.— was presented with the First Presidency as assistant president until ’s health should be restored— The Presidents and Counsellors belonging to the several quorums, were then presented to each quorum separately for approval or rejection, when the following persons were objected to, viz, , president of the Elders quorum; , Bishop; Elder , one of the Twelve <Apostles>; and — — — — High Priest. <Bishop> , — — — — moved their cases— — be laid over — — — — — — — — — — — to be tried before the<ir> several quorums. President Joseph Smith presented the building Committee of the “,” viz , and ; to the several quorums collectively, <and> were unanimously received. President Smith observed, that it was necessary that some one should be appointed to fill the quorum of the Twelve <Apostles> in the room of the late Elder ; <x> whereupon nominated Elder to that office; which was unanimously accepted. stated, that it was an office of great honor and responsibility, and he felt inadequate to the task; but inasmuch as it was the wish of the authorities of the Church, that he should take that office, he would endeavor to magnify it. — — — — — — — — — — — — Resolved that James Allred be appointed to the office of High Counsellor, in the place of , who had been chosen a Counsellor to the . — — — — — — — — — — — — — that be appointed — — — — — one of the High Council in the room of , deceased. The Choir sung a hymn, and after prayer by , the meeting adjourned for two hours.
“Conference met pursuant to adjournment. A hymn was sung by the choir. delivered a<n> <interesting> discourse on the subject of “Baptism for the dead.”
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President <Joseph> Smith followed on the same subject, threw considerable light on the doctrine which had been investigated. The choir then sung a hymn, and after prayer by Elder , Conference adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.”
9 April 1841 • Friday
<9> Friday morning, Conference met pursuant to adjournment. The quorums reported, that they had investigated the conduct of the [HC 4:341] persons who had been objected to, and that they had rejected and . Leave was — — — given — — — <to> , to make a few remarks to the quorums respecting the charges preferred against him; after <which it was> — — — — — — resolved, that <Elder> continue his standing in the Church. Resolved that as has not appeared to answer the charges preferred against him, that his bishopric be taken from him. President Joseph Smith made some observations respecting the duty of the several quorums, in sending their members into the vineyard, and also stated that labor on the would be as acceptable to the Lord, as preaching in the world; <and that> — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — [p. 1193]
April 8 Elders Quorum— — President presented them to the Quorums of Seventies— — President presented them to the High Priest Quorum. — — Counsellor presented them to the High Council — and The then presented them to the Presidents of all the Quorums on the Stand— and they were unanimously accepted.— was presented with the First Presidency as assistant president until ’s health should be restored— The Presidents and Counsellors belonging to the several quorums, were then presented to each quorum separately for approval or rejection, when the following persons were objected to, viz, , president of the Elders quorum; , Bishop; Elder , one of the Twelve Apostles; and — — — — High Priest. Bishop , — — — — moved their cases— — be laid over — — — — — — — — — — — to be tried before their several quorums. President Joseph Smith presented the building Committee of the “,” viz , and ; to the several quorums collectively, and were unanimously received. President Smith observed, that it was necessary that some one should be appointed to fill the quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the room of the late Elder ; x whereupon nominated Elder to that office; which was unanimously accepted. stated, that it was an office of great honor and responsibility, and he felt inadequate to the task; but inasmuch as it was the wish of the authorities of the Church, that he should take that office, he would endeavor to magnify it. — — — — — — — — — — — — Resolved that James Allred be appointed to the office of High Counsellor, in the place of , who had been chosen a Counsellor to the . — — — — — — — — — — — — — that be appointed — — — — — one of the High Council in the room of , deceased. The Choir sung a hymn, and after prayer by , the meeting adjourned for two hours.
“Conference met pursuant to adjournment. A hymn was sung by the choir. delivered an interesting discourse on the subject of “Baptism for the dead.”
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President Joseph Smith followed on the same subject, threw considerable light on the doctrine which had been investigated. The choir then sung a hymn, and after prayer by Elder , Conference adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.”
9 April 1841 • Friday
9 Friday morning, Conference met pursuant to adjournment. The quorums reported, that they had investigated the conduct of the [HC 4:341] persons who had been objected to, and that they had rejected and . Leave was — — — given — — — to , to make a few remarks to the quorums respecting the charges preferred against him; after which it was — — — — — — resolved, that Elder continue his standing in the Church. Resolved that as has not appeared to answer the charges preferred against him, that his bishopric be taken from him. President Joseph Smith made some observations respecting the duty of the several quorums, in sending their members into the vineyard, and also stated that labor on the would be as acceptable to the Lord, as preaching in the world; and that — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — [p. 1193]
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