Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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also and will soon be in like condition; and whereas some of both companies, as we are informed, say they have left their money at the East, and we have no doubt, but our brethren there will forward them the money, as soon as they write to them, that they must suffer without it. As land and provisions cannot be had, without means, flour having risen to $3.00 per. cwt. and pork to 10 and 12½ cts per. lb.
Therefore Resolved by the High Council, and Bishop and Elders and multitude, To prevent mobbing and confusion, and pestilence and death, if possible, that all the emigrating brethren, who have not means, or friends to furnish them, be advised to scatter among the people below where they can find accommodations, and labor for the present. And that two Elders be appointed as a committee to carry them this intelligence and that they be authorized to loan and collect money among the Churches in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, and put the same into the hands of the Zion Presidency, for the upbuilding and benefit of “Poor Bleeding Zion,”
2nd Resolved unanimously that
and be the aforementioned committee.
3rd. Resolved unanimously that.
, , , , and be appointed to search out land for the Church to settle upon &c.
Conference closed with appropriate benedictions.
(Signed)
Clerk.
Circa May 1837 • Undated
At a meeting pursuant, to notice by the Presidency the following quorums met Viz the high council, two of the Apostles and about 10 of the seventies and the and one of his councilors together with a numerous body of members
Opened in prayer by president Appointed Clerk of the meeting [p. 70]
also and will soon be in like condition; and whereas some of both companies, as we are informed, say they have left their money at the East, and we have no doubt, but our brethren there will forward them the money, as soon as they write to them, that they must suffer without it. As land and provisions cannot be had, without means, flour having risen to $3.00 per. cwt. and pork to 10 and 12½ cts per. lb.
Therefore Resolved by the High Council, and Bishop and Elders and multitude, To prevent mobbing and confusion, and pestilence and death, if possible, that all the emigrating brethren, who have not means, or friends to furnish them, be advised to scatter among the people below where they can find accommodations, and labor for the present. And that two Elders be appointed as a committee to carry them this intelligence and that they be authorized to loan and collect money among the Churches in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, and put the same into the hands of the Zion Presidency, for the upbuilding and benefit of “Poor Bleeding Zion,”
2nd Resolved unanimously that
and be the aforementioned committee.
3rd. Resolved unanimously that.
, , , , and be appointed to search out land for the Church to settle upon &c.
Conference closed with appropriate benedictions.
(Signed)
Clerk.
Circa May 1837 • Undated
At a meeting pursuant, to notice by the Presidency the following quorums met Viz the high council, two of the Apostles and about 10 of the seventies and the and one of his councilors together with a numerous body of members
Opened in prayer by president Appointed Clerk of the meeting [p. 70]
Page 70