Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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After hearing the relations of all the parties, the conference requested them  to withdraw while they should investigate the testimony & pass their  decision.
Decision of the conference. The Conference decided, that Br ’s family remain where they are untill Spring. And Br ’ family be provided with a comfortable dwelling by  this Church. And that Br see to the management  of the farm & to the distribution of its productions as the Lord’s agent  according to commandment of the Lord And that Brs and  be reproved by this conference, for the unwise course they have taken in this  affair & that br be sharply rebuked for the disrespect with which  he has treated this conference & that be appointed to  reprove them in the presence of this conference according to vote as the  spirit shall direct him. Lastly that the agent of the church be instructed  by this conference to lay the case of ’ family before the church  and see that they are provided with a comfortable dwelling according to the  commandment of the Lord. Closed. prayer by
Clerk of Conference
11 October 1831 • Tuesday
Minutes of a conference held in Portage County  Ohio Oct 11. 1831
Elders Present
Joseph Smith Jr
Certain points were discussed by br Joseph Smith Jr, who said that the Elders  present were to tarry untill the Morrow & hold a meeting so that the members  might understand the ancient manner of conducting meetings as they were led  by the Holy Ghost Also said that this was not perfectly known by many  of the Elders of this Church. Exhortation by br
Br then made a move that this conference take into consider ation the propriety of appointing six Elders to visit the several branches  of this church setting them in order and also make known the [p. 8]
After hearing the relations of all the parties, the conference requested them to withdraw while they should investigate the testimony & pass their decision.
Decision of the conference. The Conference decided, that Br ’s family remain where they are untill Spring. And Br ’ family be provided with a comfortable dwelling by this Church. And that Br see to the management of the farm & to the distribution of its productions as the Lord’s agent according to commandment of the Lord And that Brs and be reproved by this conference, for the unwise course they have taken in this affair & that br be sharply rebuked for the disrespect with which he has treated this conference & that be appointed to reprove them in the presence of this conference according to vote as the spirit shall direct him. Lastly that the agent of the church be instructed by this conference to lay the case of ’ family before the church and see that they are provided with a comfortable dwelling according to the commandment of the Lord. Closed. prayer by
Clerk of Conference
11 October 1831 • Tuesday
Minutes of a conference held in Portage County Ohio Oct 11. 1831
Elders Present
Joseph Smith Jr
Certain points were discussed by br Joseph Smith Jr, who said that the Elders present were to tarry untill the Morrow & hold a meeting so that the members might understand the ancient manner of conducting meetings as they were led by the Holy Ghost Also said that this was not perfectly known by many of the Elders of this Church. Exhortation by br
Br then made a move that this conference take into consideration the propriety of appointing six Elders to visit the several branches of this church setting them in order and also make known the [p. 8]
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