of the meeting, which was to
organize a Presidency, and High Council, to preside over this
stake of Zion, and at tend to the affairs of the church in . It was then
motioned, seconded and carried, by the unani mous voice of the
assembly, that Pr’s , should act as
President of the stake of . was
unanimously chosen 1st and 2nd counsellors.
After prayer, the Presidents proceded to the ordination of
as 2nd assistant counsellor.
was then chosen acting Bishop pro tempore by the unanimous
voice of the assembly. President , then proceded
to organize the high council. The counsellors were chosen
accord ing to the following order, by a unani mous vote.
John Lemon 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
Daniel Carter 4th, Isaac
Perry 5th, 6th, Alanson Brown
7th, Thomas Gordon 8th, Lorenzo Barnes 9th, 10th, Harvey Olmstead [Olmsted]
of the counsel lors, who had not previously been or dained to
the high priesthood. Presi dent J. Smith Jr. made
remarks by way of charge to the Presidents and counsellors,
instructing them in the du ty of their callings, and the
responsibil ity of their stations; exhorting them to be
cautious and deliberate, in all their councils, and to be careful
to act in righteousness in all things. Presi dent , and , then made some remarks. Lorenzo Barnes was unanimously
cho sen clerk of this council and stake; and after singing the
well known hymn Adam-ondi-ahman, the meeting closed by prayer
by , and a benediction by
Pres. J. Smith Jr.
Daviess Co. June 28 1838.)
J. SMITH Jr. Chairman.