Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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17 August 1835 • Monday
General Assembly
Convened in August 17th. A.D. 1835 by the  presidency of the Church of the Latter-Day-Saints, for  the purpose of Examining a book of commandments  and covenants, which has been compiled and written by the  following committee, which was appointed by a general  assembly of the Church in Sept. 24th 1834 &  instructing the writers of said Book. This committee was  nominated, by the Speaker of the high council, seconded &  voted into this office, by the whole body of the church  then assembled. The names of the Committe are as follows  Joseph Smith Junr. , &  . This Committee having finished said  Book according to the instructions given them, it was  deemed necessary to call the general assembly of the  Church to see whether the book be approved or not by  the Authoroties of the church, that it may, if approved,  become a law unto the church, and a rule of faith  and practice unto the same. Therefore, this assembly was  called to order & organized as follows. First the  Presidents of the church in , (Viz.)
)present and took the lead of the meeting
)
Joseph Smith Junr.)absent
)
President also present
The High Council of
No. 1
3
5
M[arvel] C. Davis Willard Woodstock
Amos R. Orton Giles Cook
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17 August 1835 • Monday
General Assembly
Convened in August 17th. A.D. 1835 by the presidency of the Church of the Latter-Day-Saints, for the purpose of Examining a book of commandments and covenants, which has been compiled and written by the following committee, which was appointed by a general assembly of the Church in Sept. 24th 1834 & instructing the writers of said Book. This committee was nominated, by the Speaker of the high council, seconded & voted into this office, by the whole body of the church then assembled. The names of the Committe are as follows Joseph Smith Junr. , & . This Committee having finished said Book according to the instructions given them, it was deemed necessary to call the general assembly of the Church to see whether the book be approved or not by the Authoroties of the church, that it may, if approved, become a law unto the church, and a rule of faith and practice unto the same. Therefore, this assembly was called to order & organized as follows. First the Presidents of the church in , (Viz.)
)present and took the lead of the meeting
)
Joseph Smith Junr.)absent
)
President also present
The High Council of
No. 1
3
5
Marvel C. Davis Willard Woodstock
Amos R. Orton Giles Cook
[p. 98]
Page 98