Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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then related a few items of a vision which he gave as a  testimony of those things contained in the revelations  read by , and his remarks upon that part  relative to the endowment of the Elders with power from  on high. Bro. Joseph then occupied a few minutes by  way of explanation of the revelation concerning the bu ilding of the .
Bro. then took up the third item, viz: The spreading  of the word of the Lord. After which several brethren  spoke.
The case of bro. Thomas Tripp who had been found  in transgression, was then called in question. Bro. David Evans  was called upon to state what he knew concerning the case,  who said that he had been guilty of improprieties with a  sister when going home from a meeting by takeing her by the  hand. And also committed some other improprieties with  another sister by drawing her breasts. He had sought witness  against a sister in good standing from a wicked woman  in the world. The conference then voted that Thomas Tripp  be excluded from this church with the privilege of an  appeal to the Bishops council at .
Bro. Joseph then laid hands upon certain children &  blessed them in the name of the Lord. The sacrament  was then administered by bro. .
The number of high priests was— 7
" Do " Elders "—— 13
Adjourned to the Monday preceding the second sunday  in September. The conference then closed by singing,  “Now my remnant of days,” &c.
Clerk of  conference [p. 47]
then related a few items of a vision which he gave as a testimony of those things contained in the revelations read by , and his remarks upon that part relative to the endowment of the Elders with power from on high. Bro. Joseph then occupied a few minutes by way of explanation of the revelation concerning the building of the .
Bro. then took up the third item, viz: The spreading of the word of the Lord. After which several brethren spoke.
The case of bro. Thomas Tripp who had been found in transgression, was then called in question. Bro. David Evans was called upon to state what he knew concerning the case, who said that he had been guilty of improprieties with a sister when going home from a meeting by takeing her by the hand. And also committed some other improprieties with another sister by drawing her breasts. He had sought witness against a sister in good standing from a wicked woman in the world. The conference then voted that Thomas Tripp be excluded from this church with the privilege of an appeal to the Bishops council at .
Bro. Joseph then laid hands upon certain children & blessed them in the name of the Lord. The sacrament was then administered by bro. .
The number of high priests was— 7
" Do " Elders "—— 13
Adjourned to the Monday preceding the second sunday in September. The conference then closed by singing, “Now my remnant of days,” &c.
Clerk of conference [p. 47]
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