. Tuesday, Nov. 10. 1837.
At a general meeting of the ordained members of the Church of Latter Day
Saints in this place, Elder opened the meeting by prayer,
read the memorial of the of , and his coun sellors, to the churches abroad of Sept. 18th. 1837. He then laid before the meeting the subject of
laying off Cities, of consecrating for public purposes, and for remunerating
those who appoint and lay them off, &c. When it was unanim ously voted
that all city plotts hereafter laid off, after remuner ating those for their
labors who may be engaged in appointing and laying off the same, shall be
consecrated for the public benefit of the church— for building houses for public
worship, or such other purposes as the church shall say.
then read the prospectus of the “Elders’ Journal,”— which was
unanimously received. It was then also unanimously voted that the persons present
use their exertions to support said paper.
It was then voted that the town of
be enlarged so that it contain four sections— that is, two miles square.
Voted, that Bishop
and his counsel lors be appointed a committee to appraise
the land adjacent to the present Town Plott, see that it is enlarged
according to the above vote, provided the present holders of the lands
will take such a price for the same, as the above appraisers shall think
worth, and that the same be then disposed of as is voted above.
A call was then made for those whose circumstances were
such as to permit, to go out to preach, to present themselves. These
were twenty-three who arose.
and John W.
Clark, were ordained Elders, and William J.
Lemans was ordained a Priest.
then closed the meeting by prayer.