Minutes, 16 August 1841

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Met at 2 P.M. When the conference were was address’d  by Elders Lorenzo Barnes and wh 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 &.
Motioned seconded and Carried 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 indi vidual who shall hereafter be found trying to influ ence 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 un less 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 pre sent 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 Lorenzo Barnes 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 &.
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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