18 June 1835 •
Thursday June 18th $950. were
subscribed for the temple by the <June 18.> Saints in .
Great anxiety was manifest to rool [roll?]
on the work.
1835 • Friday–Saturday
<19. Minutes of the Twelve Black
River Conference> “On the 19th Nine of the traveling high council met
with the church in conference at Pillow-Point [Pillar Point] New. York, and resolved
that the limits of the conference embrace all the northern part of the state,
to be call the “Black
Conference.” The elders of this conference had been
diligent in their callings. Their manner of teaching, in, some respects
<Report of the Churches> needed
correction, which they gladly received. The church at Pillow-
Point numbered 21, but did not generally observe the works
word of Wisdom.
Sackets Harbor numbered 19:
Burville 7: Champion 6:
Ellisburgh 33: Hen derson, 4:
Alexandria, 4: Lyme, 4: and Two in
Orleans: 6 3 in ; and 6 in .
After hearing the report of the churches, five of <Teaching of the Council.> the council successively addressed the conference upon the
prin ciples of Church government; The nature and exercise of Spiritual
gifts; The word of wisdom, and the propriety of choosing wise men and sending them, with
moneys, to purshase lands in , so that they might not gather in confusion, and the
conference unanimously acquiesced in the teachings of the council.
Elmer’s false principles>
Adjourned until the 20th. then met and John
Elmer was pre sented as holding very incorrect principles, such
for instance, some that the Spirit of God
sometimes took him and threw him down, and that he could die the death of
the righteous and of the wicked, in order to shew his power with God, He
also stated that he had passed through a kind of death so as to become
im mortal, and should exist forever without any other death, <John
Elmer cut off.>
or change only grow brighter and brighter eternally. He persisted in these
things and would not receive teaching from the council, therefore was cut
off, on monday five were bap tized and
<our> public meeting closed.
1835 • Sunday–Thursday
<21.> The Sunday
twenty first, being sunday, I preached in
on the evangelical order. Thursday June 25
there was a <25> meeting in to
subscribe for the building of the
<Subscription for Building the in .> and $6,232,50. were
added to the list. Joseph Smith subscribed $500; $750; $500; $500; and $500, of the
above; all of which was they paid within one hour,
and the people were astonished.
29 June 1835 • Monday
<29. Minutes of the
Twelve Conference in Lo borough.—> “June 29th. Six of the Travelling high council (viz) , , , , , and
assembled in conference with the church in Lo[ugh]borough, Upper Canada. <The> church in Loboro’,
composed of 25 members, were uninformed in many principles of the New
Covenant, not having had the same privilege of instruction as the Churches in
the . Brothers Henry & Jacob
Wood, who had been suspended, had a re-hearing but were cut-off.
Elder Frederick M. Van Leuven was appointed pre siding
elder, and a number were added to the church during our stay.” <Minutes of the Twelve>
3 July 1835 • Friday
3. Egyptian Mummies.> On the 3rd. of July, came to to
exhibit some Egyptian Mummies. There were four human figures, [p. 595]