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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 5> rising and giving their names— about sixty persons arose— Conference  closed by the Choir singing Hymn 284 and prayer by <President> <President> .  Conference adjourned sine die
Although <the> conference commenced under discouraging circumstances owing to  the inclemency of the weather, yet a vast number of brethren and <visitors> from  abroad were present, and on Saturday and Sunday, the weather having become favorable  the congregation was immense. The greatest unanimity prevailed; business was conducted  with the most perfect harmony and good feelings; and the assembly dispersed with new confidence in  the great work of the last days. Joseph Smith, Prest. Elias Smith, Gustavus Hills— Clerks .

6 October 1841 • Wednesday

<6 arrived in .  Elders , and  laid hands on , who was very  sick; when he recovered.>
<An Earthquake at Constantinople occasioning extensive destruction of property.>
<Elder Joseph Beebe writes from , he had been preaching in that and has baptized 29.>

7 October 1841 • Thursday

<7> Thursday 7. Elders , , , , , , and . of the Quorum  of the Twelve <apostles,> assembled in Council at the house of Elder ,  [blank] voted that
Elder , go on a mission toJackson and Rutherford Counties— Tennessee—
"David Evans — — — — Augusta — — — — —
" — — — — Iowa Co. — — — — —
" — — — — Pike — — — Brown, and Counties—
"Joseph Ball — — — — — — — — — —South America
" — — — — — — — — — — —Jamaica
"William Bosley — — — —Utica — — — — — —
" — — — — — — — — — —
"Arza Adams — — —Kingston — — — —
"Lyman Stoddard — — —with — — — — — Wisconsin
" — — — — — — — —
"Abraham Palmer — — — — — — — —
"George <W> Gee — — — — — — — — — — —
" — — — — — — — — — —
— — — — — — — —Louisiana
Voted that be ordained to the High Priesthood, and  recommended accordingly— that Daniel Carns [Carn] be nominated for President  of the Elders Quorum— that a Conference be held at ’s at   on Saturday and Sunday the 23 and 24 — — instant— that  a Committee of three, namely, . and be a Committee to draft an address to the Eastern Churches as directed  by the General Conference— adjourned to ’s tomorrow eve at  6 o’clock , President— Clerk—

9 October 1841 • Saturday

<9> Saturday 9 “Copy of a letter to
“Smith Tuttle Esqre.— Dear Sir— Your kind letter  of September was received during our Conference, which is just over, containing  a full and particular explanation of every thing which gave rise to some  feelings of disappointment in relation to our business transactions— and I will  assure you, it has allayed on our part every prejudice. It breathes the Spirit  of kindness and truth. I will assure you that we exceedingly regret that there  have been any grounds for hardness and disappointment. But as far as I am  concerned I must plead innocence, and you will consider me so, when you come [p. 1232]
October 5 rising and giving their names— about sixty persons arose— Conference closed by the Choir singing Hymn 284 and prayer by President . Conference adjourned sine die
Although the conference commenced under discouraging circumstances owing to the inclemency of the weather, yet a vast number of brethren and visitors from abroad were present, and on Saturday and Sunday, the weather having become favorable the congregation was immense. The greatest unanimity prevailed; business was conducted with the most perfect harmony and good feelings; and the assembly dispersed with new confidence in the great work of the last days. Joseph Smith, Prest. Elias Smith, Gustavus Hills— Clerks .

6 October 1841 • Wednesday

6 arrived in . Elders , and laid hands on , who was very sick; when he recovered.
An Earthquake at Constantinople occasioning extensive destruction of property.
Elder Joseph Beebe writes from , he had been preaching in that and has baptized 29.

7 October 1841 • Thursday

7 Thursday 7. Elders , , , , , , and . of the Quorum of the Twelve apostles, assembled in Council at the house of Elder , [blank] voted that
Elder , go on a mission toJackson and Rutherford Counties— Tennessee—
"David Evans — — — — Augusta — — — — —
" — — — — Iowa Co. — — — — —
" — — — — Pike — — — Brown, and Counties—
"Joseph Ball — — — — — — — — — —South America
" — — — — — — — — — — —Jamaica
"William Bosley — — — —Utica — — — — — —
" — — — — — — — — — —
"Arza Adams — — —Kingston — — — —
"Lyman Stoddard — — —with — — — — — Wisconsin
" — — — — — — — —
"Abraham Palmer — — — — — — — —
"George W Gee — — — — — — — — — — —
" — — — — — — — — — —
— — — — — — — —Louisiana
Voted that be ordained to the High Priesthood, and recommended accordingly— that Daniel Carns [Carn] be nominated for President of the Elders Quorum— that a Conference be held at ’s at on Saturday and Sunday the 23 and 24 — — instant— that a Committee of three, namely, . and be a Committee to draft an address to the Eastern Churches as directed by the General Conference— adjourned to ’s tomorrow eve at 6 o’clock , President— Clerk—

9 October 1841 • Saturday

9 Saturday 9 “Copy of a letter to
“Smith Tuttle Esqre.— Dear Sir— Your kind letter of September was received during our Conference, which is just over, containing a full and particular explanation of every thing which gave rise to some feelings of disappointment in relation to our business transactions— and I will assure you, it has allayed on our part every prejudice. It breathes the Spirit of kindness and truth. I will assure you that we exceedingly regret that there have been any grounds for hardness and disappointment. But as far as I am concerned I must plead innocence, and you will consider me so, when you come [p. 1232]
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