Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Adjournment moved for by the moderator until evening.
The begged the privilege of laying before the Conference in the  evening the necessity of sending certain Elders to visit the Churches and obtain  means for the support of br. Joseph Smith jr. & those appointed to assist him in  writing & copying the fulness of the Scriptures, as was concluded upon in a conference  held in , Oct. 11. 1831. Conference adjourned, Prayer by br. .
Clerk of Conference.
Conference commenced according to adjournment— opened by singing, prayer by  br. , singing again.
Brs. , & were appointed &  ordained, agreeably to a motion of the Clerk, to visit the churches agreeably to the  Conference of Oct. 11. 1831.
Br. said it was the privilege of those Elders present  to be ordained to the High Priesthood, telling them that if they then should doubt God  would withdraw his spirit from them.
The following Elders were then called seated & ordained by the Clerk, Viz:   , , Joseph Brockenbury , Major N Ashley, ,  , , , several brethren were  then called by the Clerk who were desirous to preach the gospel.
Br Joseph Smith Jr, was appointed to examine these brethren, presenting them selves for ordination, after prayer said that he had a testimony that each had one  tallent and if after being ordained they should hide it God would take it  from them; exhorted them to pray continually in meekness. Said that those who had  been previously ordained Priests would be ordained Elders, & the others would be  ordained Priests; the clerk then by appointment ordained br <an Elder> and  brs , Ezekiel Rider, William Scobey, Uziel Stephens,  , Albert Jackman, Stephen Strong, Calves Willson, . Eleazer Willis Michael B. Welton Priests.
Conference adjourned until 8 o’clock A.M. on 26th.
Ck. of Co.
Conference convened according to adjournment opened by singing “Go on ye pilgrims,”  prayer by br. [p. 14]
Adjournment moved for by the moderator until evening.
The begged the privilege of laying before the Conference in the evening the necessity of sending certain Elders to visit the Churches and obtain means for the support of br. Joseph Smith jr. & those appointed to assist him in writing & copying the fulness of the Scriptures, as was concluded upon in a conference held in , Oct. 11. 1831. Conference adjourned, Prayer by br. .
Clerk of Conference.
Conference commenced according to adjournment— opened by singing, prayer by br. , singing again.
Brs. , & were appointed & ordained, agreeably to a motion of the Clerk, to visit the churches agreeably to the Conference of Oct. 11. 1831.
Br. said it was the privilege of those Elders present to be ordained to the High Priesthood, telling them that if they then should doubt God would withdraw his spirit from them.
The following Elders were then called seated & ordained by the Clerk, Viz: , , Joseph Brockenbury , Major N Ashley, , , , , several brethren were then called by the Clerk who were desirous to preach the gospel.
Br Joseph Smith Jr, was appointed to examine these brethren, presenting themselves for ordination, after prayer said that he had a testimony that each had one tallent and if after being ordained they should hide it God would take it from them; exhorted them to pray continually in meekness. Said that those who had been previously ordained Priests would be ordained Elders, & the others would be ordained Priests; the clerk then by appointment ordained br an Elder and brs , Ezekiel Rider, William Scobey, Uziel Stephens, , Albert Jackman, Stephen Strong, Calves Willson, . Eleazer Willis Michael B. Welton Priests.
Conference adjourned until 8 o’clock A.M. on 26th.
Ck. of Co.
Conference convened according to adjournment opened by singing “Go on ye pilgrims,” prayer by br. [p. 14]
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