Minutes, 16 August 1841

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Met at 2 P.M. When the conference were was address’d by Elders and on the subject of preaching the gospel and building up of the kingdom of God in theese last days
President Joseph Smith (who had been absent in consequence of the death of his during the former part of the Day) being present <on his arrival> then addressed the conference on the objects of <calling> the a conference at this time and in addition to what had been stated by said that some the twelve should be authorized <wh> to assist in managing the affairs of th[e] kingdom in this place. which he said was their duties of their office &c.
Motioned seconded and Carried the <that> the quorum of the twelve be authorized to act in building the accordance with the instructions given by president Joseph Smith in regulating and superintending the affairs <of the Church.>
Motioned, seconded & carried unanimou[s]ly that every individual who shall hereafter be found trying to influence any emigrants coming b[e]longing to the Church to either buy or sell property of them or to them (except the agent) such person shall be immediately tried for fellowship and dealt with as offenders and unless they repent they shall be cut off from the Chu[rc]h
President then made some appropriate remarks on speculation &c
Resolved on Motion of President Joseph Smith Res. that the twelve be authorised to make the selection of elders independent of the conference and present them to the first Pres. him to President Joseph Smith for <his> approval
Resolved that this conference be adjourned to the time of the general Conference in Oct next
Closed by singing and prayer by [p. [2]]
Met at 2 P.M. When the conference was address’d by Elders and on the subject of preaching the gospel and building up of the kingdom of God in theese last days
President Joseph Smith (who had been absent in consequence of the death of his during the former part of the Day) on his arrival then addressed the conference on the objects of calling a conference at this time and in addition to what had been stated by said that the twelve should be authorized wh to assist in managing the affairs of the kingdom in this place. which he said was the duties of their office &c.
Motioned seconded and Carried that the quorum of the twelve be authorized to act in accordance with the instructions given by president Joseph Smith in regulating and superintending the affairs of the Church.
Motioned, seconded & carried unanimously that every individual who shall hereafter be found trying to influence any emigrants belonging to the Church to either buy or sell property of them or to them (except the agent) shall be immediately tried for fellowship and dealt with as offenders and unless they repent they shall be cut off from the Church
President then made some appropriate remarks on speculation &c
Resolved on Motion Res. that the twelve be authorised to make the selection of elders independent of the conference and present them to President Joseph Smith for his approval
Resolved that this conference be adjourned to the time of the general Conference in Oct next
Closed by singing and prayer by [p. [2]]
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