Letterbook 2

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Minutes • 2 July 1840

At a meeting of the Saints of Crooked river branch on 2nd  of July 1840 to take into consideration the propriety of having a  Stake of Zion appointed or located somewhere in the bounds of this  branch. Bro John Hicks was called to the chair. Meeting was  opened by prayer, after which several remarks were made and the  following resolutions were passed.
Resolved: That it be our wishes that a Stake of Zion be appointed  or located within the bounds of this branch provided it should  meet the minds of the first Presidency of this Church
Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to ascertain the  minds of the first presidency and report to the branch—.
Resolved. That . Nathaniel Frampton and  John Hicks compose said Committee.
It was assertained that there was about 2525 acres of  land owned by the brethren, and wherever the stake should  be appointed, the lands should be donated or purchased for a  very Small compensation— and that there is one hundred and  twelve members belonging to this branch.
Resolved that we meet on thursday next at one o clock  P. M. to receive the report of the Committee
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed  by the President and Clerk
John A. Hicks Presdnt
William Whitman Clerk.

Note on Resolutions • 4 July 1840

July 4— 1840 The above resolutions were taken into  consideration by President Joseph Smith Jr and the it  was thought propper to establish a Stake on crooked  river agreeably to the request of said branch and  a letter was written to the brethren to that effect—
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Minutes • 2 July 1840

At a meeting of the Saints of Crooked river branch on 2nd of July 1840 to take into consideration the propriety of having a Stake of Zion appointed or located somewhere in the bounds of this branch. Bro John Hicks was called to the chair. Meeting was opened by prayer, after which several remarks were made and the following resolutions were passed.
Resolved: That it be our wishes that a Stake of Zion be appointed or located within the bounds of this branch provided it should meet the minds of the first Presidency of this Church
Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to ascertain the minds of the first presidency and report to the branch—.
Resolved. That . Nathaniel Frampton and John Hicks compose said Committee.
It was assertained that there was about 2525 acres of land owned by the brethren, and wherever the stake should be appointed, the lands should be donated or purchased for a very Small compensation— and that there is one hundred and twelve members belonging to this branch.
Resolved that we meet on thursday next at one o clock P. M. to receive the report of the Committee
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the President and Clerk
John A. Hicks Presdnt
William Whitman Clerk.

Note on Resolutions • 4 July 1840

July 4— 1840 The above resolutions were taken into consideration by President Joseph Smith Jr and it was thought propper to establish a Stake on crooked river agreeably to the request of said branch and a letter was written to the brethren to that effect—
Scribe— [p. 154]
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