Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Conference met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Elder .
Elder presented charges against Bro. D. W.  Rogers, for compiling a Hymn Book, and selling it as the  one compiled and published by Sister — secon aly— for writing a private letter to <casting> reflec tions on the character of Elder , and thirdly  for administering medicine unskilfuly, which had a  bad effect.
On motion, resolved, that as Brother Rogers is not  present, that his case be laid over until to morrow.
Elder John Lawson, then came forward and stated  that in consequence of some difficulty existing in the  branch of the church where he resided, respecting  the word of wisdom, fellowship had been withdrawn  from him and, also, from bro. Thomas S. Edwards
After hearing the particulars—
On motion, resolved, that John Lawson and  Thomas S. Edwards be restored to fellowship.
Elder addressed the conference  at some length, and stated that it had been proph esied, some years ago, that he had a great work  to perform among the Jews; and that he had  recently, been moved upon by the spirit of the  Lord to visit that people, and gather up all the  information he could, respecting their movements,  expectations &c, and communicate the same to this  Church, and to this nation at large— stating that  he intended to visit the Jews in , London,  & Amsterdam, and then visit Constantinople and  the Holy Land.
On motion, resolved, that Elder  proceed on his mission to the Jews and that letters  of recommendation be given him signed by the  President and of the Conference.
Elder then rose and spoke with  much force on the subject of ’s mission — the gathering of the Jews, and restoration of the [p. 202]
Conference met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Elder .
Elder presented charges against Bro. D. W. Rogers, for compiling a Hymn Book, and selling it as the one compiled and published by Sister — seconaly— for writing a private letter to casting reflections on the character of Elder , and thirdly for administering medicine unskilfuly, which had a bad effect.
On motion, resolved, that as Brother Rogers is not present, that his case be laid over until to morrow.
Elder John Lawson, then came forward and stated that in consequence of some difficulty existing in the branch of the church where he resided, respecting the word of wisdom, fellowship had been withdrawn from him and, also, from bro. Thomas S. Edwards
After hearing the particulars—
On motion, resolved, that John Lawson and Thomas S. Edwards be restored to fellowship.
Elder addressed the conference at some length, and stated that it had been prophesied, some years ago, that he had a great work to perform among the Jews; and that he had recently, been moved upon by the spirit of the Lord to visit that people, and gather up all the information he could, respecting their movements, expectations &c, and communicate the same to this Church, and to this nation at large— stating that he intended to visit the Jews in , London, & Amsterdam, and then visit Constantinople and the Holy Land.
On motion, resolved, that Elder proceed on his mission to the Jews and that letters of recommendation be given him signed by the President and of the Conference.
Elder then rose and spoke with much force on the subject of ’s mission— the gathering of the Jews, and restoration of the [p. 202]
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