Minutes, 7–11 April 1841

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Minutes of the general conference of the  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day  Saints held at the City of ,  Hancock Co. Ill. on the seventh day  of April, in the year of our Lord one  thousand eight hundred and forty- one.
Conference convened at 10 o’clock  A. M. when the names of the pres idents of the several quorums were  called, who took their seats on the  stand, and their councillors immediate ly in front. The meeting was then  called to order, and the choir under the  superintendence of B[enjamin] S. Wilber sung  a hymn, and the conference was open ed by an address to the throne of grace  by Pres’t. .
The was then called upon to  read the report of the First Presidency,  which was read.
On motion. Resolved that the re port be printed in the Times and Sea sons.
arose and stated, that  in consequence of his weakness from  his labors of yesterday, he would call  upon Gen. to officiate in  his place.
then read the revela tions from “The Book of the Law of  the Lord,” which had been received  since the last general Conference, in  relation to writing a proclamation to the  kings of the earth, building a  in , the organization of the  church &c.
Pres. Jos. Smith rose and made some  observations in explanation of the same,  and likewise of the necessity which ex isted of building the , that the  saiints might have a suitable place for  worshiping the Almighty, and also the  building of the , that suitable accomodations  might be afforded for the strangers who  might visit this city.
The choir sung a hymn, and the  meeting adjourned for one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjourn ment and was called to order by Pres.  .
The choir sung a hymn, and Pres’t.   addressed the throne of  grace.
, read the charters gran ted by the Legislature of this state for  incorporating the “City of ,” the  “Nauvoo Legion,” “The University of  the City of Nauvoo,” “The Agricul tural and Manufactoring Association”  & for the “ Association.”
On Motion; Resolved; That the  charters now read be received by the  Church.
Carried unanimously.
Pres’t. arose and gave  an exhortation to the assembly.
Gen. , then spoke at  some length on the present situation,  prospects, and condition of the church,  and remarked that the hand of God  must indeed be visible, in accomplishing  the great blessings and prosperity of the [p. 386]
Minutes of the general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held at the City of , Hancock Co. Ill. on the seventh day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one.
Conference convened at 10 o’clock A. M. when the names of the presidents of the several quorums were called, who took their seats on the stand, and their councillors immediately in front. The meeting was then called to order, and the choir under the superintendence of Benjamin S. Wilber sung a hymn, and the conference was opened by an address to the throne of grace by Pres’t. .
The was then called upon to read the report of the First Presidency, which was read.
On motion. Resolved that the report be printed in the Times and Seasons.
arose and stated, that in consequence of his weakness from his labors of yesterday, he would call upon Gen. to officiate in his place.
then read the revelations from “The Book of the Law of the Lord,” which had been received since the last general Conference, in relation to writing a proclamation to the kings of the earth, building a in , the organization of the church &c.
Pres. Jos. Smith rose and made some observations in explanation of the same, and likewise of the necessity which existed of building the , that the saiints might have a suitable place for worshiping the Almighty, and also the building of the , that suitable accomodations might be afforded for the strangers who might visit this city.
The choir sung a hymn, and the meeting adjourned for one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by Pres. .
The choir sung a hymn, and Pres’t. addressed the throne of grace.
, read the charters granted by the Legislature of this state for incorporating the “City of ,” the “Nauvoo Legion,” “The University of the City of Nauvoo,” “The Agricultural and Manufactoring Association” & for the “ Association.”
On Motion; Resolved; That the charters now read be received by the Church.
Carried unanimously.
Pres’t. arose and gave an exhortation to the assembly.
Gen. , then spoke at some length on the present situation, prospects, and condition of the church, and remarked that the hand of God must indeed be visible, in accomplishing the great blessings and prosperity of the [p. 386]
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