Minute Book 1

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17 September 1837 • Sunday • Second of two entries
<Sunday Evening Sept. the 12th 17th 1837>
Minuits of a conference of Elders held  in the this evening  Pres. Joseph Smith Jr presided, the conf erance was op[e]ned by prayer by Pres  after which the conferance was addressed  by from the Chair, on the subject of the gatherin g of the Saints in the last days and  the duties of the of the different quorums  relations thereto, It appeared manifest  to the conference that the places appo inted for the gathering of the saints <were> at  this time crowded to overflowing & that  it was necessary that there be more  Stakes of Zion appointed in order  that the poor might have a place to  gather to, wherefore it was moved  seconded & carried by vote of the whole  that Presidents J Smith Jr &  be requested by this conference to go  & appoint other Stakes or places of gather ing and that they receive a certificate  of this their appointment signed by  the , Elder who had been appointed, in the  after part of the day to be the Bishops  Agent was called upon to know if he  would accept the appointment he arose  and said that he would comply with  the request of the Church & the Lord being  his helper he would discharge the duties  thereof to the best of his abilities, After  which the Elders present who were in  a situation to travel were called upon [p. 243]
17 September 1837 • Sunday • Second of two entries
Sunday Evening Sept. the 17th 1837
Minuits of a conference of Elders held in the this evening Pres. Joseph Smith Jr presided, the conferance was opened by prayer by Pres after which the conferance was addressed from the Chair, on the subject of the gathering of the Saints in the last days and the duties of the of the different quorums relations thereto, It appeared manifest to the conference that the places appointed for the gathering of the saints were at this time crowded to overflowing & that it was necessary that there be more Stakes of Zion appointed in order that the poor might have a place to gather to, wherefore it was moved seconded & carried by vote of the whole that Presidents J Smith Jr & be requested by this conference to go & appoint other Stakes or places of gathering and that they receive a certificate of this their appointment signed by the , Elder who had been appointed, in the after part of the day to be the Bishops Agent was called upon to know if he would accept the appointment he arose and said that he would comply with the request of the Church & the Lord being his helper he would discharge the duties thereof to the best of his abilities, After which the Elders present who were in a situation to travel were called upon [p. 243]
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