Letter from Oliver Cowdery, 28 January 1832

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January [2]8th 1832Bro. Joseph
According to promise I trans mit to you the proceedings of the held 23–24. and 27.th. which are as follows.
Minuets [Minutes] of a General Confrence held in the land of ( Jackson County Mo—.)  at the dwelling house of bro. <23> First month (Jan.). AD. 1832. 3 oclock P.M.
Names of presant who  were to the Names of Elders who were  not ordained to the H.P.H.
Joshua Fairchild
Daniel Cathcart
Priest
Teacher
Isaac Bebee [Beebe]
appointed moderator and   Clerk.——
Prayer by bro. .——
By joint resolution read  relative to various subjects. Resolution of fered by bro. to take into con sideration the circumstances of two brethren  present. (Isaac & George Bebee [Beebe]) who desired to  preach the Gospel.——
39. Commandment read by the certain  remarks made by him and bro.  relative to the subject 30. Commandment read and remarks made by bro.  concerning the duties of and their duties read by bro.  from the Articles and Covenants. remarks by bro. stating the office of a Priest  Teacher or Deacon to be as important as that of a . Resolved therefore that there  be no person ordained in the in this the land of to the office of Elder Priest Teacher or Deacon  without the united voice of the church in writing in which such individual resides.——
The above Resolution adopted by unanimous vote.— Records of the church which came  from Geauga Co. Ohio. received and laid on the Table. Presented by their Teacher Isaac Bebee
The brought forward a statement of the lands purchased for for the saints amo unting to nearly twelve hundred acres.— After a long discussion upon the expenditures expedi ency of mechanics immediately moving to this land for the be[n]efit of the church. the follow ing resolution was proposed. Resolved that the be instructed to request the churches  in the east to send to this land o[n]e blacksmith, two shoemakers one carpenter and joiner one mason  one waggon and plow maker o[n]e tanner and currier one millwright one hatter one chair &  cabinet maker, one silver Sm[it]h and one wheel wright. The abo[v]e Resolution adopted by unanimous vote  Upon motion of the Confrence adjourned until half past 8. Oclock A.M. Closed.——
Prayer by brother Daniel Cathcart. Clerk of Confrence 9. OClok eve.
[24 January 1832]
Confrence convened according to adjournment names called and prayer by the .——
Minuets of yesterdays proceedings read. The brought forward his account of moneys received  from the church and also a statement of the expenditures of the same. The made certain rem arks relative to the subject now before the confrence stating that in consequence of not making minuets at the  time of paying out moneys last summer while traveling to this land and after arriving he could not  account for nearly sixty dollars and after presenting the account bro. arose and said  that he was knowing to the s paying at one time more than thirty dollars last summer for pas sage to this land which was not on the account presented. By unanimous vote the above sum al lowed the . The following is a list of the s account.——
Amount of funds paid over to the  up to Jan 24. 1832. including moneys of his own $4508.24
Amount of disbursments for lands and other  necessaries for the church up to Jan 24. 1832. $3449.90
Total amount of funds now remaining in the  s hands at this date Jan 24. 1832. $1058.34
By unanimous vote the above account accepted
Resolved that the lay before each Gen eral Con[ference] held by the Elders in this land a reg ular account of moneys and properties recei ved and expended for the use and benefit  of this church The above carried by unanimous vote
The Con. then proceeded to take into considera tion the subject of Schools. After deliberate  discussion the following Resolution passed  by unanimous vote. Resolved that this  Confrence appoint Brs, and to superintend Sch ools in this land. the Churches in this land.— The Records of the Church which came from N.Y. rece ived and laid on the Table. presented by their Priest . Upon motion of bro.  bro. appointed by unanimous vote to keep the General Church Record of <the> names of the  in this land. according to the church Covenants.—— Resolved that the be instructed to estab lish a house of entertainment i[n] the Town of to accommodate the traveling Elders of this  Church and other brethren whose circumstances may require. Also inquirers from a distance &c. to be supported  out of the General Church fund a regular return of its expenditures and income to be made to each [p. [1]]
January 28th 1832Bro. Joseph
According to promise I transmit to you the proceedings of the held 23–24. and 27.th. which are as follows.
Minuets [Minutes] of a General Confrence held in the land of ( Jackson County Mo—.) at the dwelling house of bro. 23 First month (Jan.). AD. 1832. 3 oclock P.M.
Names of presant who were to the Names of Elders who were not ordained to the H.P.H.
Joshua Fairchild
Daniel Cathcart
Priest
Teacher
Isaac Bebee [Beebe]
appointed moderator and Clerk.——
Prayer by bro. .——
By joint resolution read relative to various subjects. Resolution offered by bro. to take into consideration the circumstances of two brethren present. (Isaac & George Bebee [Beebe]) who desired to preach the Gospel.——
39. Commandment read by the certain remarks made by him and bro. relative to the subject 30. Commandment read and remarks made by bro. concerning the duties of and their duties read by bro. from the Articles and Covenants. remarks by bro. stating the office of a Priest Teacher or Deacon to be as important as that of a . Resolved therefore that there be no person ordained in the in the land of to the office of Elder Priest Teacher or Deacon without the united voice of the church in writing in which such individual resides.——
The above Resolution adopted by unanimous vote.— Records of the church which came from Geauga Co. Ohio. received and laid on the Table. Presented by their Teacher Isaac Bebee
The brought forward a statement of the lands purchased for for the saints amounting to nearly twelve hundred acres.— After a long discussion upon the expediency of mechanics immediately moving to this land for the benefit of the church. the following resolution was proposed. Resolved that the be instructed to request the churches in the east to send to this land one blacksmith, two shoemakers one carpenter and joiner one mason one waggon and plow maker one tanner and currier one millwright one hatter one chair & cabinet maker, one silver Smith and one wheel wright. The above Resolution adopted by unanimous vote Upon motion of the Confrence adjourned until half past 8. Oclock A.M. Closed.——
Prayer by brother Daniel Cathcart. Clerk of Confrence 9. OClok eve.
[24 January 1832]
Confrence convened according to adjournment names called and prayer by the .——
Minuets of yesterdays proceedings read. The brought forward his account of moneys received from the church and also a statement of the expenditures of the same. The made certain remarks relative to the subject now before the confrence stating that in consequence of not making minuets at the time of paying out moneys last summer while traveling to this land and after arriving he could not account for nearly sixty dollars and after presenting the account bro. arose and said that he was knowing to the s paying at one time more than thirty dollars last summer for passage to this land which was not on the account presented. By unanimous vote the above sum allowed the . The following is a list of the s account.——
Amount of funds paid over to the up to Jan 24. 1832. including moneys of his own $4508.24
Amount of disbursments for lands and other necessaries for the church up to Jan 24. 1832. $3449.90
Total amount of funds now remaining in the s hands at this date Jan 24. 1832. $1058.34
By unanimous vote the above account accepted
Resolved that the lay before each General Conference held by the Elders in this land a regular account of moneys and properties received and expended for the use and benefit of this church The above carried by unanimous vote
The Con. then proceeded to take into consideration the subject of Schools. After deliberate discussion the following Resolution passed by unanimous vote. Resolved that this Confrence appoint Brs, and to superintend Schools in the Churches in this land.— The Records of the Church which came from N.Y. received and laid on the Table. presented by their Priest . Upon motion of bro. bro. appointed by unanimous vote to keep the General Church Record of names of the in this land. according to the church Covenants.—— Resolved that the be instructed to establish a house of entertainment in the Town of to accommodate the traveling Elders of this Church and other brethren whose circumstances may require. Also inquirers from a distance &c. to be supported out of the General Church fund a regular return of its expenditures and income to be made to each [p. [1]]
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