Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the council decided that should  go and act according to the dictates of the  spirit, as his temporal business was as  yet unsetled and would probably remain  so some length of time no further business.
Clk

19 December 1832 • Wednesday

Dec 19th. 1832
A conference this day assembled and  ordained an Elder in  the Church of Christ by the hand of  
Clk—

27–28 December 1832 • Thursday–Friday

A conference of High Priests assembled  in the translating room in  Ohio on the 27th. day of Dec. AD 1832——
Present— 2d,  — Joseph Smith Jr.—  — &  commenced by prayer, Then Bro Joseph  arose and said, to receive revelation  and the blessing of heaven it was nec essary to have our minds in on god and  exercise faith and become of one heart  and of one mind. therefore he recom mended all present to pray seperatly  and vocally to the Lord for to reveal  his will unto us concerning the upbuilding  of Zion, & for the benifit of the saints and  for the duty and employment of the Elders—  Accordingly we all bowed down before the  Lord, after which each one arose and spoke [p. 3]
the council decided that should go and act according to the dictates of the spirit, as his temporal business was as yet unsetled and would probably remain so some length of time no further business.
Clk

19 December 1832 • Wednesday

Dec 19th. 1832
A conference this day assembled and ordained an Elder in the Church of Christ by the hand of
Clk—

27–28 December 1832 • Thursday–Friday

A conference of High Priests assembled in the translating room in Ohio on the 27th. day of Dec. AD 1832——
Present— —, — Joseph Smith Jr.— — & commenced by prayer, Then Bro Joseph arose and said, to receive revelation and the blessing of heaven it was necessary to have our minds on god and exercise faith and become of one heart and of one mind. therefore he recommended all present to pray seperatly and vocally to the Lord for to reveal his will unto us concerning the upbuilding of Zion, & for the benifit of the saints and for the duty and employment of the Elders— Accordingly we all bowed down before the Lord, after which each one arose and spoke [p. 3]
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