Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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any right or authority to preside over or take the  charge of any Branch, Society, or neighbourhood within the  bounds of this Stake: but that the teachers, assisted by the  deacons, be considered the standing ministry to preside each  over his respective branch of the Stake agreeable to the covenants
3rd Resolved that we recommend to all High Priests,  Elders, and Priests who are in good standing & friends  to Joseph Smith jr, the Prophet that they do not take  the lead of nor appoint meetings in any branch or neigh bourhood of Saints within the bounds of this Stake without  the invitation or consent of the Presiding officer of that  branch. We also, consider that the teacher, who is the  presiding officer, has a right to object to any official  character, who may come among them, to officiate, who  is not in good standing or a friend to the true cause of  Christ. And also, that the teacher report, to the High  Council, such as are unruly or teach corrupt doctrine  among them
4th Resolved that the High Council recommend  to each neighbourhood or settlement of Saints, within the bounds  of this Stake, to choose for themselves a teacher, who is skilled in the  word of God, faithful in his ministry, full of the Holy Ghost,  and a friend to Joseph Smith jr, the Prophet of God, to take the  wa[t]chcare over them. and preside agreeable to the covenants, who  shall be assisted by the other teachers and deacons in the Branch.
5th Resolved— that <each> Branch of this Stake send one or more  teachers once in three months to the Quarterly conference of  this Stake, with a written account of the true situation of  his Branch, agreeably to the Covenants.
6 Resolved—. that the High Council recommend and  consider it the duty of priests to labor from house to  house, each in his respective neighbourhood agreeable to the  Covenants.
7th Resolved that this High Council recommend to [p. 101]
any right or authority to preside over or take the charge of any Branch, Society, or neighbourhood within the bounds of this Stake: but that the teachers, assisted by the deacons, be considered the standing ministry to preside each over his respective branch of the Stake agreeable to the covenants
3rd Resolved that we recommend to all High Priests, Elders, and Priests who are in good standing & friends to Joseph Smith jr, the Prophet that they do not take the lead of nor appoint meetings in any branch or neighbourhood of Saints within the bounds of this Stake without the invitation or consent of the Presiding officer of that branch. We also, consider that the teacher, who is the presiding officer, has a right to object to any official character, who may come among them, to officiate, who is not in good standing or a friend to the true cause of Christ. And also, that the teacher report, to the High Council, such as are unruly or teach corrupt doctrine among them
4th Resolved that the High Council recommend to each neighbourhood or settlement of Saints, within the bounds of this Stake, to choose for themselves a teacher, who is skilled in the word of God, faithful in his ministry, full of the Holy Ghost, and a friend to Joseph Smith jr, the Prophet of God, to take the watchcare over them. and preside agreeable to the covenants, who shall be assisted by the other teachers and deacons in the Branch.
5th Resolved— that each Branch of this Stake send one or more teachers once in three months to the Quarterly conference of this Stake, with a written account of the true situation of his Branch, agreeably to the Covenants.
6 Resolved—. that the High Council recommend and consider it the duty of priests to labor from house to house, each in his respective neighbourhood agreeable to the Covenants.
7th Resolved that this High Council recommend to [p. 101]
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