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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 4> < <>> left in an uncertain condition by Elder , deceased. Prayer by <Elder> — adjourned for one hour.
P.M. Conference opened, prayer by <Prest.><Prest.> . <Elder> spoke at some length on the subject introduced in the former part of the day, and on the old debts and obligations that are frequently brought up from and ; one of which, in the form of a $50. note he held in his hand and proclaimed as his text— On motion <voted unanimously> <voted unanimously> That the Trustee in trust — — — — — — be instructed not to appropriate church property to liquidate — — old claims that may be brought forward — — from or . President presented to the notice of Conference some embarrassment growing out of his signing as security, a certain obligation in in favor of Mr. Eaton. [blank] Voted that church property here shall not be appropriated to liquidate said claim. <President> made some appropriate and weighty remarks on the importance of more liberal consecrations and more ener[HC 4:427]getic efforts to forward the work of building <the and and> after purchasing ’s text, by paying him fifty cents, tore it in pieces and gave it to the winds, saying “go ye and do likewise.” <with all old claims against the Church> Choir sung hymn 104 and President closed by prayer.”
5 October 1841 • Tuesday
<5> Tuesday 5.
“Conference opened by the choir singing hymn 274 and prayer by Elder . <Elder> by request of President Joseph Smith, — — — — read — — — — a — — letter from Esqre., one of the proprietors of the , in reference to some misunderstanding in the adjustment of their claims, and conciliatory of any hard feelings growing out of such misunderstanding. <President> spoke on the contents of the letter and expressed his earnest desire that that business might be speedily adjusted, and a proper title obtained by the Church. <Elders> and followed with appropriate remarks— On motion voted that President Joseph Smith write — — —to on the subject. [blank] On motion— by President Joseph Smith, voted that the Twelve write an Epistle to the Saints abroad to use their influence and exertions to secure, by Exchange, purchase, donation &c a title to the . <President> presented an appeal from <the decision of> the Elder’s Quorum <on a charge made> against Elder , <by , for> a breach of the ordinances of the , — — — — — <for> falsehood, and — — schismatical conversation After hearing — <the> — testimony in the case, — — — <it was> voted that Elder be cut off from the Church. Closed by the Choir singing 275 hymn, prayer by <President> . Adjourned for one hour.
P.M. Conference opened by the choir singing hymn 104, and prayer by <Elder> , <who then> — — — — — — read — — — — the minutes of a special conference held in — — — Nauvoo Augt. 16. 1841. President Joseph Smith made remarks explanatory of the importance of the resolutions and votes passed at that time. On motion voted, that this Conference sanction the doings of said special conference— <President> proposed to the congregation, that those who would take Laborers on the — — — — to board — — — while thus laboring should manifest their willingness by [p. 1231]
October 4 left in an uncertain condition by Elder , deceased. Prayer by Elder — adjourned for one hour.
P.M. Conference opened, prayer by Prest. . Elder spoke at some length on the subject introduced in the former part of the day, and on the old debts and obligations that are frequently brought up from and ; one of which, in the form of a $50. note he held in his hand and proclaimed as his text— On motion voted unanimously That the Trustee in trust — — — — — — be instructed not to appropriate church property to liquidate — — old claims that may be brought forward — — from or . President presented to the notice of Conference some embarrassment growing out of his signing as security, a certain obligation in in favor of Mr. Eaton. [blank] Voted that church property here shall not be appropriated to liquidate said claim. President made some appropriate and weighty remarks on the importance of more liberal consecrations and more ener[HC 4:427]getic efforts to forward the work of building the and and after purchasing ’s text, by paying him fifty cents, tore it in pieces and gave it to the winds, saying “go ye and do likewise.” with all old claims against the Church Choir sung hymn 104 and President closed by prayer.”
5 October 1841 • Tuesday
5 Tuesday 5.
“Conference opened by the choir singing hymn 274 and prayer by Elder . Elder by request of President Joseph Smith, — — — — read — — — — a — — letter from Esqre., one of the proprietors of the , in reference to some misunderstanding in the adjustment of their claims, and conciliatory of any hard feelings growing out of such misunderstanding. President spoke on the contents of the letter and expressed his earnest desire that that business might be speedily adjusted, and a proper title obtained by the Church. Elders and followed with appropriate remarks— On motion voted that President Joseph Smith write — — —to on the subject. [blank] On motion— by President Joseph Smith, voted that the Twelve write an Epistle to the Saints abroad to use their influence and exertions to secure, by Exchange, purchase, donation &c a title to the . President presented an appeal from the decision of the Elder’s Quorum on a charge made against Elder , by , for a breach of the ordinances of the , — — — — — for falsehood, and — — schismatical conversation After hearing — the — testimony in the case, — — — it was voted that Elder be cut off from the Church. Closed by the Choir singing 275 hymn, prayer by President . Adjourned for one hour.
P.M. Conference opened by the choir singing hymn 104, and prayer by Elder , who then — — — — — — read — — — — the minutes of a special conference held in — — — Nauvoo Augt. 16. 1841. President Joseph Smith made remarks explanatory of the importance of the resolutions and votes passed at that time. On motion voted, that this Conference sanction the doings of said special conference— President proposed to the congregation, that those who would take Laborers on the — — — — to board — — — while thus laboring should manifest their willingness by [p. 1231]
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