Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Seventh the Deacons Teachers by T. B. Clark  acting President of the day.
Eighth the Deacons, by Isaac Hamblin acting  President for the day.
When the following hymn was sung “Oh happy souls  who pray.”
The Conference adjourned for one hour.
The Conference convened agreeable to adjournment,  opened by singing “He died, the great Redeemer died.”
After which President made a few remarks  respecting the officers in the Church saying, each officer  must stand in his place, and perform his duty as it is required  at his hand, and in so doing, he would be willing to predict,  that there would be no difficulty in the Church untill the  coming of Christ, also that the foundation of the happiness of  the Church rests upon the heads of the Teachers and Deacons,  whose duty it is to go from house to house and see that each  family in the Church is kept in order, and that the children  are taught the principles of righteousness; and also that the  time had come when it was required at the hands of the Deacons,  Teachers, & Priests to render an account of their stewardship, the  standing of the various branches to which they belong, &c. he  also gave much good instruction to the Upper Priest-hood— He  then addressed all the quorums present on the subject of speak ing lightly of each other, thinking, perhaps, he had not much  influence, when at the same time some one might be present  who had great confidence in you, and it would soon lead to a  great difficulty, because all the Officers in the Church  has more influence in then he may suspect, therefore, when  you speak, let your words be seasoned with grace.
He then addressed the Elders, saying they were called to  convert the world, and admonished them to put away  ambition and go and perform the duty which is required at  their hands— he compared the Elders to quarriers of [p. 151]
Seventh the Teachers by T. B. Clark acting President of the day.
Eighth the Deacons, by Isaac Hamblin acting President for the day.
When the following hymn was sung “Oh happy souls who pray.”
The Conference adjourned for one hour.
The Conference convened agreeable to adjournment, opened by singing “He died, the great Redeemer died.”
After which President made a few remarks respecting the officers in the Church saying, each officer must stand in his place, and perform his duty as it is required at his hand, and in so doing, he would be willing to predict, that there would be no difficulty in the Church untill the coming of Christ, also that the foundation of the happiness of the Church rests upon the heads of the Teachers and Deacons, whose duty it is to go from house to house and see that each family in the Church is kept in order, and that the children are taught the principles of righteousness; and also that the time had come when it was required at the hands of the Deacons, Teachers, & Priests to render an account of their stewardship, the standing of the various branches to which they belong, &c. he also gave much good instruction to the Upper Priest-hood— He then addressed all the quorums present on the subject of speaking lightly of each other, thinking, perhaps, he had not much influence, when at the same time some one might be present who had great confidence in you, and it would soon lead to a great difficulty, because all the Officers in the Church has more influence then he may suspect, therefore, when you speak, let your words be seasoned with grace.
He then addressed the Elders, saying they were called to convert the world, and admonished them to put away ambition and go and perform the duty which is required at their hands— he compared the Elders to quarriers of [p. 151]
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