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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 2> of <President> Joseph Smith to Preside — — — — —, and — — — — and Gustavus Hills, Clerks. <Meeting adjourned until 2 P.M. Prayer by > [HC 4:423] 2. P.M. President Joseph Smith opened <the meeting>
“The choir — — — — —, — — — sung 18th. Hymn. The President then read a letter from <Elder> <dated Ratisbon July 17. 1841> giving an account of his journeys and success in his Mission, which was listened to, with intense interest; and the Conference, by vote, expressed their approbation of the style and spirit of said letter. The President then made remarks on the inclemency of the weather and the uncomfortable situation of the Saints with regard to a place of worship, and a place of public entertainment. The Conference was then called upon by the President to elect a general Church Clerk in place of deceased. < was nominated and elected.> <Elder> <nominated Bishop to preside over — — — — — —> the High Priests’ Quorum in place of deceased — — — — — — — — — <who was> duly elected. <Prest.> then presented — — — — — — — — the business commenced at <the late> Special Conference <of August 16.> with regard to the appointment of suitable and faithful men to the several important stations of labor in this and other Countries. <Elder> addressed the Conference on the importance of order, uniformity of instruction, and unanimity of effort to spread the work of the Kingdom. President Joseph Smith made some corrections of doctrine quoting — — — — 1 Cor: 12. 28. showing — <the> — principle of order <and unity> in — <the> — — office<s> — <of> — — the Priesthood. <The Patriarch> made remarks disapproving of the course pursued by some Elders, in <counteracting> the efforts of the Presidency to gather the Saints, and in enticing them to stop in places not appointed for the gathering; particularly <referred to> the conduct of Elder of . <Elders > and <Testified that they had> travelled in places where <Elder> had <on his return> — — — — from his visit to , — — — — — — — — taught doctrine contrary to the Revelations of God and detrimental to the interest of the Church. Moved, — — — — and carried, that Elder be disfellowshipped <until > — — — — — — — — — he shall — make satisfaction. — — — — Choir <sung> Hymn 124. prayer by <Elder> , Conference adjourned ’till tomorrow — — — at 9 o’clock.
<To come in page 1242> A Conference was held at , Ohio, <Oct 2. 1841> President and Clerk, “Resolved that , Bishop of and his Counsellors be constituted a company to establish a press in and publish a religious paper entitled “the olive leaf”, and that the Saints adjacent be solicited to carry the above resolution into effect”—
3 October 1841 • Sunday
<3.> Sunday 3. Conference assembled at . according to adjournment prayer by Elder .
“President Joseph Smith, by request of some of the Twelve <Apostles> gave instructions on the doctrine of Baptism for the dead; which was listened [HC 4:424] to with intense interest by the large assembly. <He> presented “Baptism for the Dead” as the only way that men can appear as Saviors on mount Zion. The proclamation of the first principles of the gospel was a means of salvation to men individually, and it was the truth, not men, that saved them; [p. 1228]
October 2 of President Joseph Smith to Preside — — — — —, and — — — — and Gustavus Hills, Clerks. Meeting adjourned until 2 P.M. Prayer by [HC 4:423] 2. P.M. President Joseph Smith opened the meeting
“The choir — — — — —, — — — sung 18th. Hymn. The President then read a letter from Elder dated Ratisbon July 17. 1841 giving an account of his journeys and success in his Mission, which was listened to, with intense interest; and the Conference, by vote, expressed their approbation of the style and spirit of said letter. The President then made remarks on the inclemency of the weather and the uncomfortable situation of the Saints with regard to a place of worship, and a place of public entertainment. The Conference was then called upon by the President to elect a general Church Clerk in place of deceased. was nominated and elected. Elder nominated Bishop to preside over — — — — — — the High Priests’ Quorum in place of deceased — — — — — — — — — who was duly elected. Prest. then presented — — — — — — — — the business commenced at the late Special Conference of August 16. with regard to the appointment of suitable and faithful men to the several important stations of labor in this and other Countries. Elder addressed the Conference on the importance of order, uniformity of instruction, and unanimity of effort to spread the work of the Kingdom. President Joseph Smith made some corrections of doctrine quoting — — — — 1 Cor: 12. 28. showing — the — principle of order and unity in — the — — offices — of — — the Priesthood. The Patriarch made remarks disapproving of the course pursued by some Elders, in counteracting the efforts of the Presidency to gather the Saints, and in enticing them to stop in places not appointed for the gathering; particularly referred to the conduct of Elder of . Elders and Testified that they had travelled in places where Elder had on his return — — — — from his visit to , — — — — — — — — taught doctrine contrary to the Revelations of God and detrimental to the interest of the Church. Moved, — — — — and carried, that Elder be disfellowshipped until — — — — — — — — — he — make satisfaction. — — — — Choir sung Hymn 124. prayer by Elder , Conference adjourned ’till tomorrow — — — at 9 o’clock.
To come in page 1242 A Conference was held at , Ohio, Oct 2. 1841 President and Clerk, “Resolved that , Bishop of and his Counsellors be constituted a company to establish a press in and publish a religious paper entitled “the olive leaf”, and that the Saints adjacent be solicited to carry the above resolution into effect”—
3 October 1841 • Sunday
3. Sunday 3. Conference assembled at . according to adjournment prayer by Elder .
“President Joseph Smith, by request of some of the Twelve Apostles gave instructions on the doctrine of Baptism for the dead; which was listened [HC 4:424] to with intense interest by the large assembly. He presented “Baptism for the Dead” as the only way that men can appear as Saviors on mount Zion. The proclamation of the first principles of the gospel was a means of salvation to men individually, and it was the truth, not men, that saved them; [p. 1228]
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