Minutes, 5–7 October 1839

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Proceedings of the general Confer ence, held at , Hancock  County, Illinois, on Saturday the 5th  day of October, 1839.
The meeting was opened by prayer,  by President Joseph Smith Jr. after  which he was appointed President and  , Clerk of the Conference,  by the unanimous voice of the meet ing.
The President then spoke at some  length upon the situation of the Church,  the difficulties they had had to contend  with, and the manner in which they  had been led to this place; and wished  to know the views of the brethren,  whether they wished to appoint this a  stake or not, stating that he believed  it to be a good place and suited for the  saints.
It was then unanimously agreed up on, that it should be appointed a stake  and a place of gathering for the saints.  The following officers were then ap pointed viz:
to be President.
, to be bishop of  Middle Ward.
, to be bishop of Up per Ward.
to be bishop of Low er Ward.
,,
Samuel Bent,,
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Wm. Huntington [Sr.],Lewis D[unbar] Wilson,
to be high Council; who being res pectfully called upon, accepted of their  appointment.
It was then voted, that a branch of  the Church be established on the other  side of the , in the ; over which Elder was  appointed President:
, Bishop, and
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A[braham] Owen Smoot,Edward Fisher,
Richard Howard,Elias Smith,
Williard [Willard] Snow,John Patton,
,Stephen Chase,
Were elected high council.
, was elected to be  continued as President of the high  Priesthood.
to stand in his former  office, and to be con tinued in his standing.
Letters were then read respecting  the absence of Members, from ill  health.
It was voted, that  be suspended until he can have a trial,  and in the meantime that he should  not act as a President of a branch, or  preach.
Voted, that John Daley, James Da ley and Milo Andrus retain their  station in the church.
Voted that Ephraim Owen’s confes sion, for disobeying the word of wis dom be acepted.
Brothers,
Edward JohnstonWilliam Allred,
,Wm. B. Simmons,
Samuel Musick,Wm. W. Edwards sn.
,
Jabez Lake,,
Benjamin Jones,Thomas Rich,
Henry Our Bough,Allen J. Stout,
Reddin Allred,Esaias Edwards,
George W. Gee,John Adams,
Jesse M’Intire,Daniel Miller,
James Brown,Simson I. Comfort,
,Graham Coltrin,
Artemus Johnston,William Hyde,
Joseph G. Hovey,Andrew Hendry,
,Redick N. Allred,
Fields B. Jacamey,Eli Lee,
Zadock Bethers,Hiram W. Maxwell,
and Thomas S. Edwards, were ap pointed Elders of the church, who all  accepted of their appointment with the  exception of Thomas S. Edwards.
, was admitted into the  church upon his confession.
Abel Casto was confirmed by the  laying on of hands.
The meeting then adjourned until  Sunday morning after which six were  baptized by Joseph Smith Jr.
Sunday morning October the 6th.
The Conference met pursuant to ad journment at 8 o’clock, A. M.
When,
Samuel Williams,Reuben Foot,
Orlando D. Hovey,,
Sheffield Daniels,Albert Miner,
David B. Smith,Ebe’r Richardson,
Pleasant Ewell,William Helm,
Were appointed Elders of the church  and were ordained under the hands of  , ,  Samuel Bent and .
After some remarks from the Presi [p. 30]
Proceedings of the general Conference, held at , Hancock County, Illinois, on Saturday the 5th day of October, 1839.
The meeting was opened by prayer, by President Joseph Smith Jr. after which he was appointed President and , Clerk of the Conference, by the unanimous voice of the meeting.
The President then spoke at some length upon the situation of the Church, the difficulties they had had to contend with, and the manner in which they had been led to this place; and wished to know the views of the brethren, whether they wished to appoint this a stake or not, stating that he believed it to be a good place and suited for the saints.
It was then unanimously agreed upon, that it should be appointed a stake and a place of gathering for the saints. The following officers were then appointed viz:
to be President.
, to be bishop of Middle Ward.
, to be bishop of Upper Ward.
to be bishop of Lower Ward.
,,
Samuel Bent,,
,,
,,
,,
Wm. Huntington Sr.,Lewis Dunbar Wilson,
to be high Council; who being respectfully called upon, accepted of their appointment.
It was then voted, that a branch of the Church be established on the other side of the , in the ; over which Elder was appointed President:
, Bishop, and
,,
,,
Abraham Owen Smoot,Edward Fisher,
Richard Howard,Elias Smith,
Williard [Willard] Snow,John Patton,
,Stephen Chase,
Were elected high council.
, was elected to be continued as President of the high Priesthood.
to stand in his former office, and to be continued in his standing.
Letters were then read respecting the absence of Members, from ill health.
It was voted, that be suspended until he can have a trial, and in the meantime that he should not act as a President of a branch, or preach.
Voted, that John Daley, James Daley and Milo Andrus retain their station in the church.
Voted that Ephraim Owen’s confession, for disobeying the word of wisdom be acepted.
Brothers,
Edward JohnstonWilliam Allred,
,Wm. B. Simmons,
Samuel Musick,Wm. W. Edwards sn.
,
Jabez Lake,,
Benjamin Jones,Thomas Rich,
Henry Our Bough,Allen J. Stout,
Reddin Allred,Esaias Edwards,
George W. Gee,John Adams,
Jesse M’Intire,Daniel Miller,
James Brown,Simson I. Comfort,
,Graham Coltrin,
Artemus Johnston,William Hyde,
Joseph G. Hovey,Andrew Hendry,
,Redick N. Allred,
Fields B. Jacamey,Eli Lee,
Zadock Bethers,Hiram W. Maxwell,
and Thomas S. Edwards, were appointed Elders of the church, who all accepted of their appointment with the exception of Thomas S. Edwards.
, was admitted into the church upon his confession.
Abel Casto was confirmed by the laying on of hands.
The meeting then adjourned until Sunday morning after which six were baptized by Joseph Smith Jr.
Sunday morning October the 6th.
The Conference met pursuant to adjournment at 8 o’clock, A. M.
When,
Samuel Williams,Reuben Foot,
Orlando D. Hovey,,
Sheffield Daniels,Albert Miner,
David B. Smith,Ebe’r Richardson,
Pleasant Ewell,William Helm,
Were appointed Elders of the church and were ordained under the hands of , , Samuel Bent and .
After some remarks from the Presi [p. 30]
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