Record of the Twelve, 14 February–28 August 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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4–9 May 1835 • Monday–Saturday

May 4th 1835. left this  morning and embarked on board the Steamer  Sanduskey, at , bound for Dunkirk N.Y.  where we landed the same day at 5 o’clock P.M. We  preached in those regions for a short time and then  met in pursuant to previous appointment where  we held a May 9th. in order to transact such  business as should be found necessary. This met with the , Elder ,  being the oldest man in the council, took the chair,  the meeting was opened by a solem appeal to Heaven  that his blessings might be shed forth upon us.
The following items were suggested for the consideration  of the council
1st Resolved that the limits of this conference  extend south and west to the line of , North  as far as Lake Erie and East as far as ,  embraceing the branches of ,  Perrysburgh and , to be called the
Conference.”
2nd To inquire into the standing of all the  within the bounds of this conference
3rd To inquire into the manner of their teaching,  dilligence and faithfulness in the cause of truth and  whether any teach false and <or> erroneous doctrine.
4th. To inquire into the conduct, teaching and  faithfulness of all the travelling Elders who have  recently travelled through the bounds of this conf.
5th. To call upon the Elders, present to represent  the several branches of the church over which they  preside.
Upon inquirey all the Elders present were  found to be in good standing. Their manner of  teaching met the approbation of the council, except that  of Elder Joseph Rose who was found to have taught [p. 8]

4–9 May 1835 • Monday–Saturday

May 4th 1835. left this morning and embarked on board the Steamer Sanduskey, at , bound for Dunkirk N.Y. where we landed the same day at 5 o’clock P.M. We preached in those regions for a short time and then met in pursuant to previous appointment where we held a May 9th. in order to transact such business as should be found necessary. This met with the , Elder , being the oldest man in the council, took the chair, the meeting was opened by a solem appeal to Heaven that his blessings might be shed forth upon us.
The following items were suggested for the consideration of the council
1st Resolved that the limits of this conference extend south and west to the line of , North as far as Lake Erie and East as far as , embraceing the branches of , Perrysburgh and , to be called the
Conference.”
2nd To inquire into the standing of all the within the bounds of this conference
3rd To inquire into the manner of their teaching, dilligence and faithfulness in the cause of truth and whether any teach false or erroneous doctrine.
4th. To inquire into the conduct, teaching and faithfulness of all the travelling Elders who have recently travelled through the bounds of this conf.
5th. To call upon the Elders, present to represent the several branches of the church over which they preside.
Upon inquirey all the Elders present were found to be in good standing. Their manner of teaching met the approbation of the council, except that of Elder Joseph Rose who was found to have taught [p. 8]
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