Minutes, 7–11 April 1841

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Pres’t. Smith likewise followed on  the same subject, threw considerable  light on the doctrine which had been  investigated.
The choir then sung a hymn, and  after prayer by elder , it was  moved that conference adjourn until  to morrow morning at 10 o’clock.
Friday Morning, conference met  pursuant to adjournment.
The quorums reported, that they  had investigated the conduct of the  persons who had been objected to, and  that they had rejected  and .
Leave was then given for Elder  , to make a few remarks  to the qu[o]rums respecting the charges  prefered against him; after speaking;  on motion, resolved, that  continue his standing in the church.
Resolved, that as ,  has not appeared to answer the charges  prefered against him, that his bishop rick be taken from him.
Pres’r. J. Smith made some obser vations respecting the duty of the sev eral quorums, in sending their mem bers into the vineyard, and also stated,  that labor on the would be as  acceptable to the Lord as preaching in  the world.
Pres’t. Smith then stated that it  was necessary that some one should be  appointed to collect funds for building  the .
On motion resolved that , , ,  , ,  , Jahiel Savage, and Ze nas [Zenos] H. Gurley, be appointed to travel  and collect funds for the same.
A Hymn was then sung by the choir  and prayer by Pres’t. .
Pres’t. J. Smith then stated that he  should resign the meeting to the presi dency of the Stake, and the president  of the High Priest Quorum.
The building committee were called  upon to address the assembly, first took the stand and spoke  at length on the imporiance of building  the , and called upon the the  saints to assist them in their great un dertakings.
Elder spoke in con tinuation, and made some very appro priate remarks. The conference ad journed for one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjourn ment. spoke on the  same subject.
Elder then came for ward and addressed the meeting at con siderble length.
The clerk read a letter from Elder   in England, to Pres’t. Joseph  Smith which gave an account of the  prosperity of the work of the Lord in  that land.
On motion resolved that conference  adjourned till to morrow morning at  10 o’clock.
Friday April 9th: the weather being  so wet and cold, the conference did  not meet.
Saturday, the weather was unfavor able consequently no business was  transacted.
Sunday morning. The conference  again met, Elder Gurley was called  upon to preach. He spake on the sub ject of the literal fulfillment of prophe sy.
made some observa tions on baptism for the remission of  sins. A Hymn was sung by the choir.  Conference adjourned for one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjourn ment and was addressed by the Bish ops of the Stake, who stated the situa tion of the poor who had to be suppor ted and called upon the saints to assist  in relieving the necessities of widow  and fatherless.
Elder made some  observations on the subject.
Pres’t. Joseph Smith then addressed  the assembly and stated, that in conse quence of the severety of the weather,  the saints had not received as much in struction as he desired and that some  things would have to be laid over until  the next conference—as there were  many who wished to be baptized, they  would now go to the water and give  opportunity to any who wished to be  baptized of doing so. The procession  was then organized and proceeded  down to the water.
After the baptism were over—on  motion resolved, that the conference  adjourn to the 1st of October next
Clerk. [p. 388]
Pres’t. Smith likewise followed on the same subject, threw considerable light on the doctrine which had been investigated.
The choir then sung a hymn, and after prayer by elder , it was moved that conference adjourn until to morrow morning at 10 o’clock.
Friday Morning, conference met pursuant to adjournment.
The quorums reported, that they had investigated the conduct of the persons who had been objected to, and that they had rejected and .
Leave was then given for Elder , to make a few remarks to the quorums respecting the charges prefered against him; after speaking; on motion, resolved, that continue his standing in the church.
Resolved, that as , has not appeared to answer the charges prefered against him, that his bishoprick be taken from him.
Pres’r. J. Smith made some observations respecting the duty of the several quorums, in sending their members into the vineyard, and also stated, that labor on the would be as acceptable to the Lord as preaching in the world.
Pres’t. Smith then stated that it was necessary that some one should be appointed to collect funds for building the .
On motion resolved that , , , , , , Jahiel Savage, and Zenas [Zenos] H. Gurley, be appointed to travel and collect funds for the same.
A Hymn was then sung by the choir and prayer by Pres’t. .
Pres’t. J. Smith then stated that he should resign the meeting to the presidency of the Stake, and the president of the High Priest Quorum.
The building committee were called upon to address the assembly, first took the stand and spoke at length on the imporiance of building the , and called upon the the saints to assist them in their great undertakings.
Elder spoke in continuation, and made some very appropriate remarks. The conference adjourned for one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjournment. spoke on the same subject.
Elder then came forward and addressed the meeting at considerble length.
The clerk read a letter from Elder in England, to Pres’t. Joseph Smith which gave an account of the prosperity of the work of the Lord in that land.
On motion resolved that conference adjourned till to morrow morning at 10 o’clock.
Friday April 9th: the weather being so wet and cold, the conference did not meet.
Saturday, the weather was unfavorable consequently no business was transacted.
Sunday morning. The conference again met, Elder Gurley was called upon to preach. He spake on the subject of the literal fulfillment of prophesy.
made some observations on baptism for the remission of sins. A Hymn was sung by the choir. Conference adjourned for one hour.
Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was addressed by the Bishops of the Stake, who stated the situation of the poor who had to be supported and called upon the saints to assist in relieving the necessities of widow and fatherless.
Elder made some observations on the subject.
Pres’t. Joseph Smith then addressed the assembly and stated, that in consequence of the severety of the weather, the saints had not received as much instruction as he desired and that some things would have to be laid over until the next conference—as there were many who wished to be baptized, they would now go to the water and give opportunity to any who wished to be baptized of doing so. The procession was then organized and proceeded down to the water.
After the baptism were over—on motion resolved, that the conference adjourn to the 1st of October next
Clerk. [p. 388]
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