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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<March 17  Conference in > would prove for the general good of the whole church who was suffering for  the gospel sake; and would advise the Saints to settle (if possible) in companies,  or in a situation so as to be organized into churches that they might be nourished,  and fed by the shepherds; for without, the sheep would be scattered. And he also  impressed it upon the minds of the Saints to give heed to the revelations of God  especially the elders should be careful to depart from all iniquity, and  to remember the Council given by those whom God hath placed as Councellors  in his Church, that they may become as wise stewards in the vineyard  of the Lord, that every man may know and act in his own place, for  there is order in the kingdom of God, and we must regard that order if  we expect to be blessed. also stated that Elder   had received previous instructions not to call any  conferences in this , or elsewhere; but to go forth and preach repentance  which was his calling, but contrary to those instructions he called a  conference in , Ill. and presided there and brought forth the  business which he had to transact, and his proceeding in many respects  during the conference was contrary to the feelings of Elder  and other official members who were present; they considered his proceedings  contrary to the will, and order of God. The conference then voted that  Elder be reproved for his improper course, and that he be advised  to adhere to the Council given him. And after transacting various other  business, Elder made some remarks relative to those  who had left us in the times of our perils, persecutions and dangers and  were acting against the interest of the Church, and that the Church could  no longer hold them in fellowship unless they repented of their sins and  turned unto God. After the conference fully expressed their feelings upon  the subject, it was unanimously voted that the following persons be excommunicated  from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints viz. ,  , , , , ,  , , and several others. After which the Conference  closed by prayer. . Prest. . Clerk.
’s Wife left the Prison house where she had voluntarily been  with her husband most of the winter, and returned to , to get passage  with some of the brethren for .
<Committee> This morning “the committee met at the house of Daniel Shearer—  William Huntington in the Chair— Present Brother D[avid] W. Rogers from Ill.  Brother Rogers made known the proceedings of the brethren in in relation  to locating in the and read a private letter from  to him on the same subject, and presented a power of attorney from to dispose of the Lands of the Church in and also  some lots in — He then presented a copy of the proceedings of a  Council held in on the ninth instant, which was read, after which  Brother Rogers explained some things relative to said meeting, and the proceedings  thereof. A Bill of articles wanted by the Prisoners in Liberty Jail was presented [p. 899]
March 17 Conference in would prove for the general good of the whole church who was suffering for the gospel sake; and would advise the Saints to settle (if possible) in companies, or in a situation so as to be organized into churches that they might be nourished, and fed by the shepherds; for without, the sheep would be scattered. And he also impressed it upon the minds of the Saints to give heed to the revelations of God especially the elders should be careful to depart from all iniquity, and to remember the Council given by those whom God hath placed as Councellors in his Church, that they may become as wise stewards in the vineyard of the Lord, that every man may know and act in his own place, for there is order in the kingdom of God, and we must regard that order if we expect to be blessed. also stated that Elder had received previous instructions not to call any conferences in this , or elsewhere; but to go forth and preach repentance which was his calling, but contrary to those instructions he called a conference in , Ill. and presided there and brought forth the business which he had to transact, and his proceeding in many respects during the conference was contrary to the feelings of Elder — and other official members who were present; they considered his proceedings contrary to the will, and order of God. The conference then voted that Elder be reproved for his improper course, and that he be advised to adhere to the Council given him. And after transacting various other business, Elder made some remarks relative to those who had left us in the times of our perils, persecutions and dangers and were acting against the interest of the Church, and that the Church could no longer hold them in fellowship unless they repented of their sins and turned unto God. After the conference fully expressed their feelings upon the subject, it was unanimously voted that the following persons be excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints viz. , , , , , , , , and several others. After which the Conference closed by prayer. . Prest. . Clerk.
’s Wife left the Prison house where she had voluntarily been with her husband most of the winter, and returned to , to get passage with some of the brethren for .
Committee This morning “the committee met at the house of Daniel Shearer— — William Huntington in the Chair— Present Brother David W. Rogers from Ill. Brother Rogers made known the proceedings of the brethren in in relation to locating in the and read a private letter from to him on the same subject, and presented a power of attorney from to dispose of the Lands of the Church in and also some lots in — He then presented a copy of the proceedings of a Council held in on the ninth instant, which was read, after which Brother Rogers explained some things relative to said meeting, and the proceedings thereof. A Bill of articles wanted by the Prisoners in Liberty Jail was presented [p. 899]
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