Record of the Twelve, 14 February–28 August 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Our public meeting on Sunday was attended by  a vast concourse of people, say over One Thousand.  A deep interest was felt by the more candid part  of community in those everlasting and glorious prin ciples of truth and salvation, delivered them by the  speakers. Nine persons, during our conference, manifested  their faith by repenting of their sins and being  for the remission thereof. We truly had an interesting  meeting in this place.
&) Clerks
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7 August 1835 • Friday

Bradford Mass. Augt. 7, 1835.
Met in in order to transact such business  as should be brought before them, three of the counsellors  being absent (viz) , and  . presided, and it was  unanimously Resolved that the limits of this conference  should embrace the to be called the.
Conference”
The Elders present except Chase, Holmes & G. Bishop—  were in good standing. Elder Chase had his  and membership taken from him because of gambling  for money and then before  he confessed his sins. Elder Holmes’ licence was taken from <him>  in consequence of a disagreement between him and his wife  which was of long standing, it was therefore considered that if  a man cannot preserve peace in his own family, he is not  qualified to rule the of God. A letter of complaint  was written to by Elder Gibson Smith of Norfolk Conn.  against Elder G. Bishop, upon which he was suspended and  referred to the conference at Bradford for his trial. No one  appeared to substantiate the complaint, he was therefore acq uitted on that point, but upon further inquirey it was [p. 17]
Our public meeting on Sunday was attended by a vast concourse of people, say over One Thousand. A deep interest was felt by the more candid part of community in those everlasting and glorious principles of truth and salvation, delivered them by the speakers. Nine persons, during our conference, manifested their faith by repenting of their sins and being for the remission thereof. We truly had an interesting meeting in this place.
&) Clerks
.)

7 August 1835 • Friday

Bradford Mass. Augt. 7, 1835.
Met in in order to transact such business as should be brought before them, three of the counsellors being absent (viz) , and . presided, and it was unanimously Resolved that the limits of this conference should embrace the to be called the.
Conference”
The Elders present except Chase, Holmes & G. Bishop— were in good standing. Elder Chase had his and membership taken from him because of gambling for money and then before he confessed his sins. Elder Holmes’ licence was taken from him in consequence of a disagreement between him and his wife which was of long standing, it was therefore considered that if a man cannot preserve peace in his own family, he is not qualified to rule the of God. A letter of complaint was written to by Elder Gibson Smith of Norfolk Conn. against Elder G. Bishop, upon which he was suspended and referred to the conference at Bradford for his trial. No one appeared to substantiate the complaint, he was therefore acquitted on that point, but upon further inquirey it was [p. 17]
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