Minutes, 16 August 1841

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At a <special> conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter Day saints held in the City of August  16th 1841 was unanimously appoin ted to preside over the conference and Elias Smith  and Lorenzo Barnes appointed Clerks
Conference Opened by prayer by the  after a hym had been sung by the Clerk Choir
The objects of calling the conference was then made  known by the choirs who stated that president  Joseph Smith had called the conference to trans act some business necessary to be done before the  <meeting of the> general conference <to be held> in Oct next. The items of business  of to be to select men to send into the vinenayard qualified  to preach the gospel and men of experience &c. To take  measures to provide for emigrants <who are> coming to this  place and prevent impositions being practised by  speculators &c. &c.. A List of names of Elders and cities was read <by the >,  Voted that the names of persons selected to go out to  preach be presented one by one before the confer ence. The following were then presented and the places  of their Labour designated and were accepted unanimou[s]ly
La.
A[braham] O. SmootCharleston S. C.
Mass
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Baltimore Md.
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On motion of seconded by Samuel Bent  Resolved that the quorum of the twelve select  the individuals to go <out and preach> & to the several places design[ated]  to be supplied; to expedite the business of <and present them to> the conference  <with a view of expediting the business of the conference>  The situation of the poor in the City of was  then presented to the conference by Bishops  and . and a collection taken up for their benefit  <After> Singing by the choir.— Adjourned for 1 hour and to meet  at 2 oclock P.M. [p. [1]]
At a special conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints held in the City of August 16th 1841 was unanimously appointed to preside over the conference and Elias Smith and Lorenzo Barnes appointed Clerks
Conference Opened by prayer by the after a hym had been sung by the Choir
The object of calling the conference was then made known by the who stated that president Joseph Smith had called the conference to transact some business necessary to be done before the of the general conference in Oct next. The items of business to be to select men to send into the vinenayard qualified to preach the gospel and men of experience &c. To take measures to provide for emigrants who are coming to this place and prevent impositions being practised by speculators &c. &c.. A List of names of Elders and cities was read by the , Voted that the names of persons selected to go out to preach be presented one by one before the conference. The following were then presented and the places of their Labour designated and were accepted unanimously
La.
Abraham O. SmootCharleston S. C.
Mass
"
Baltimore Md.
.
On motion of seconded by Samuel Bent Resolved that the quorum of the twelve select the individuals to go out and preach to the several places designated to be supplied; and present them to the conference with a view of expediting the business of the conference The situation of the poor in the City of was then presented to the conference by Bishops and . and a collection taken up for their benefit After Singing by the choir.— Adjourned to meet at 2 oclock P.M. [p. [1]]
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