Minute Book 2

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12 November 1831 • Saturday

Minutes of a special conference held in Portage County  Ohio, November 12. 1831.
Present.
Joseph Smith jr.
Br. was appointed Moderator & Clerk.  Prayer by the .
Br. Joseph Smith jr. said one item he wished acted upon was that our brs.   & & the sacred writings which they have en trusted to them to carry to Zion be dedicated to the Lord by the prayer of faith.  Secondly, has labored with me from the beginning in writing &c.   has labored with me from the begining, & brs. &  also for a considerable time, & as these sacred writings are now going  to the Church for their benefit, that we may have claim on the church  for recompence, if this conference think these things worth prizing to be  had on record to show hereafter I feel that it will be according to the mind of  the Spirit for by it these things were put into my hart which I know to  be the Spirit of truth &c.
Voted that Joseph Smith jr. be appointed to dedicate & consecrate these  brethren & the sacred writings & all they have entrusted to their care, to the  Lord: done accordingly.
After deliberate consideration in consequence of the book of Revelation  now to be printed being the foundation of the Church & the salvation of the world  & the Keyes of the mysteries of the Kingdom, & the riches of Eternity to the church  Voted that they be prized by this Conference to be worth to the Church  the riches of the whole Earth. Speaking temporally.
Voted that in consequence of the dilligence of our brethren Joseph Smith jr.   & in bringing to light by the grace of  God these sacred things, be appointed to manage them according to the Laws of the  Church & the commandments of the Lord.
And also that in consequence of the families of   . &  in administering to their wants in temporal things, & also the labors of & [p. 18]

12 November 1831 • Saturday

Minutes of a special conference held in Portage County Ohio, November 12. 1831.
Present.
Joseph Smith jr.
Br. was appointed Moderator & Clerk. Prayer by the .
Br. Joseph Smith jr. said one item he wished acted upon was that our brs. & & the sacred writings which they have entrusted to them to carry to Zion be dedicated to the Lord by the prayer of faith. Secondly, has labored with me from the beginning in writing &c. has labored with me from the begining, & brs. & also for a considerable time, & as these sacred writings are now going to the Church for their benefit, that we may have claim on the church for recompence, if this conference think these things worth prizing to be had on record to show hereafter I feel that it will be according to the mind of the Spirit for by it these things were put into my hart which I know to be the Spirit of truth &c.
Voted that Joseph Smith jr. be appointed to dedicate & consecrate these brethren & the sacred writings & all they have entrusted to their care, to the Lord: done accordingly.
After deliberate consideration in consequence of the book of Revelation now to be printed being the foundation of the Church & the salvation of the world & the Keyes of the mysteries of the Kingdom, & the riches of Eternity to the church Voted that they be prized by this Conference to be worth to the Church the riches of the whole Earth. Speaking temporally.
Voted that in consequence of the dilligence of our brethren Joseph Smith jr. & in bringing to light by the grace of God these sacred things, be appointed to manage them according to the Laws of the Church & the commandments of the Lord.
And also that in consequence of the families of . & in administering to their wants in temporal things, & also the labors of & [p. 18]
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