History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<October 6> in to be placed in the hands of .
7 October 1843 • Saturday
<7> Saturday 7 I attended Conference.
8 October 1843 • Sunday
<8> Sunday 8 Slight frost last night. Conference convened in the morning, but as it rained, adjourned till Monday at 10 A. M.
Prayer meeting at my house in the evening; quorum present; also in addition, sisters Adams, , my Aunt Clarissa Smith, and my .
My brother and his wife were blessed, ordained, and anointed.
The Twelve arrived in at 10 A.M. and again left by the Steamer “Raritan” at 11 A. M., en route for . [HC 6:46]
9 October 1843 • Monday
<9> Monday 9 Attended Conference, and preached a funeral sermon on the death of General ; a brief synopsis of which, as reported by , will be found in the minutes below.
I here insert the Conference Minutes from the Times and Seasons:
Minutes of a special Conference of the church of Jesus christ of Latter Day Saints, held in the city of , commencing on the 6th. of October, 1843.
Friday October 6, 10 o’Clock A. M. The weather proving unfavorable, the organization of the Conference was postponed until the next day at 10. o’clock A. M.
Saturday, 10 o’clock A. M. Conference assembled and proceeded to business.
President Joseph Smith was called to the chair, and Gustavus Hills, chosen Clerk.
Singing by the choir, and prayer by Elder .
The President stated the items of business to be brought before the conference, to be,
1st. The case and standing of elder , counsellor to the First President.
2nd. The further progress of the ; after which, any miscellaneous business.
Elder addressed the Conference on the subject of his situation and circumstances among the Saints.
President Joseph Smith addressed the Conference, inviting an expression of any charges or complaints which the conference had to make. He stated his dissatisfaction with elder as a counsellor, not having received any material benefit from his labors or counsels since their escape from . Several complaints were then brought forward in reference to his management in the Post office; a supposed correspondence and connection with , with , and with the Missourians, of a treacherous character; also his leaguing with dishonest persons in endeavoring to defraud the innocent.
President Joseph Smith related to the Conference the detention of documents from , Esq., which were designed for the benefit of himself, (President Smith,) but were not handed over for some three or four weeks, greatly to his disadvantage. Also, an indirect testimony from , through the mother of [p. 1747]
October 6 in to be placed in the hands of .
7 October 1843 • Saturday
7 Saturday 7 I attended Conference.
8 October 1843 • Sunday
8 Sunday 8 Slight frost last night. Conference convened in the morning, but as it rained, adjourned till Monday at 10 A. M.
Prayer meeting at my house in the evening; quorum present; also in addition, sisters Adams, , my Aunt Clarissa Smith, and my .
My brother and his wife were blessed, ordained, and anointed.
The Twelve arrived in at 10 A.M. and again left by the Steamer “Raritan” at 11 A. M., en route for . [HC 6:46]
9 October 1843 • Monday
9 Monday 9 Attended Conference, and preached a funeral sermon on the death of General ; a brief synopsis of which, as reported by , will be found in the minutes below.
I here insert the Conference Minutes from the Times and Seasons:
Minutes of a special Conference of the church of Jesus christ of Latter Day Saints, held in the city of , commencing on the 6th. of October, 1843.
Friday October 6, 10 o’Clock A. M. The weather proving unfavorable, the organization of the Conference was postponed until the next day at 10. o’clock A. M.
Saturday, 10 o’clock A. M. Conference assembled and proceeded to business.
President Joseph Smith was called to the chair, and Gustavus Hills, chosen Clerk.
Singing by the choir, and prayer by Elder .
The President stated the items of business to be brought before the conference, to be,
1st. The case and standing of elder , counsellor to the First President.
2nd. The further progress of the ; after which, any miscellaneous business.
Elder addressed the Conference on the subject of his situation and circumstances among the Saints.
President Joseph Smith addressed the Conference, inviting an expression of any charges or complaints which the conference had to make. He stated his dissatisfaction with elder as a counsellor, not having received any material benefit from his labors or counsels since their escape from . Several complaints were then brought forward in reference to his management in the Post office; a supposed correspondence and connection with , with , and with the Missourians, of a treacherous character; also his leaguing with dishonest persons in endeavoring to defraud the innocent.
President Joseph Smith related to the Conference the detention of documents from , Esq., which were designed for the benefit of himself, (President Smith,) but were not handed over for some three or four weeks, greatly to his disadvantage. Also, an indirect testimony from , through the mother of [p. 1747]
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