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Minutes, 30 April 1833

Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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30 of April 1833
A conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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of High Priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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convened in the school room.1

The schoolroom was located in Newel K. Whitney’s store.  


the meeting commenced with prayer by Bro Joseph the councel being organized in due form Bro Joseph said that it was necessary that a subscription should be opened to procure money to pay for the use of the house that meetings were held in the past season.2

The house referred to here is likely the schoolhouse on “the flats,” which was often used for church meetings in Kirtland.  


accordingly the conference appointed bro Albert Brown

13 Nov. 1807–28 Jan. 1902. Carpenter. Born at Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of James Brown and Mary. Lived in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York, 1830. Joined LDS church, 1832. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Moved to...

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to circulate a subscription paper for that purpose
next thing in question was the expediency of John P Greene

3 Sept. 1793–10 Sept. 1844. Farmer, shoemaker, printer, publisher. Born at Herkimer, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of John Coddington Greene and Anna Chapman. Married first Rhoda Young, 11 Feb. 1813. Moved to Aurelius, Cayuga Co., New York, 1814; to Brownsville...

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going to parkman

Located about fifteen miles southeast of Kirtland Township. Population in 1830 about 700. Population in 1840 about 1,200. Missionaries appointed to preach in township, 5 Dec. 1832. John P. Greene directed to move to Parkman and take charge of branch of LDS...

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to take the charge of that branch

An ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. A branch was generally smaller than a stake or a conference. Branches were also referred to as churches, as in “the Church of Shalersville.” In general, a branch was led by a presiding...

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of of the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, it was decided that [p. 19]
Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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30 of April 1833
A conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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of High Priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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convened  in the school room.1

The schoolroom was located in Newel K. Whitney’s store.  


the meeting commen[c]ed  with prayer by Bro Joseph the councel being  organized in due form Bro Joseph said  that it was necessary that a subscription  should be opened to procure money to  pay for the use of the house that meetings  were held in the past season.2

The house referred to here is likely the schoolhouse on “the flats,” which was often used for church meetings in Kirtland.  


accordingly  the conference appointed bro Albert  Brown

13 Nov. 1807–28 Jan. 1902. Carpenter. Born at Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of James Brown and Mary. Lived in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York, 1830. Joined LDS church, 1832. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Moved to...

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to circulate a subscription  paper for that purpose
next thing in question was the exped[i]ency  of John P Green[e]

3 Sept. 1793–10 Sept. 1844. Farmer, shoemaker, printer, publisher. Born at Herkimer, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of John Coddington Greene and Anna Chapman. Married first Rhoda Young, 11 Feb. 1813. Moved to Aurelius, Cayuga Co., New York, 1814; to Brownsville...

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going to parkman

Located about fifteen miles southeast of Kirtland Township. Population in 1830 about 700. Population in 1840 about 1,200. Missionaries appointed to preach in township, 5 Dec. 1832. John P. Greene directed to move to Parkman and take charge of branch of LDS...

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and  to take the charge of that branch

An ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. A branch was generally smaller than a stake or a conference. Branches were also referred to as churches, as in “the Church of Shalersville.” In general, a branch was led by a presiding...

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of  of the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, it was decided that [p. 19]
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These minutes of a midweek meeting of high priests

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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demonstrate the variety of concerns that occupied the attention of JS and other leaders of the Church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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. In the meeting, participants made financial and administrative decisions while also determining how to follow directions given in a JS revelation. At the meeting, the high priests appointed Albert Brown

13 Nov. 1807–28 Jan. 1902. Carpenter. Born at Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of James Brown and Mary. Lived in Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., New York, 1830. Joined LDS church, 1832. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Moved to...

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to raise funds, designated John P. Greene

3 Sept. 1793–10 Sept. 1844. Farmer, shoemaker, printer, publisher. Born at Herkimer, Herkimer Co., New York. Son of John Coddington Greene and Anna Chapman. Married first Rhoda Young, 11 Feb. 1813. Moved to Aurelius, Cayuga Co., New York, 1814; to Brownsville...

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to lead the church branch in Parkman

Located about fifteen miles southeast of Kirtland Township. Population in 1830 about 700. Population in 1840 about 1,200. Missionaries appointed to preach in township, 5 Dec. 1832. John P. Greene directed to move to Parkman and take charge of branch of LDS...

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, Ohio, and discussed Vienna Jaques

10 June 1787–7 Feb. 1884. Laundress, nurse. Born in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Daughter of Henry Jaques and Lucinda Hughes. Lived in Boston, 1827–1830. Baptized into LDS church by E. Harris, 12 July 1831. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833....

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’s immigration to Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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. Jaques had recently arrived in Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Ohio, with a large financial donation for the church, and a revelation dated 8 March 1833 directed that she “should receive money to bear her expences and go up unto the Land of Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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and the residue of her money I [the Lord] will consecrate

The dedicating of money, lands, goods, or one’s own life for sacred purposes. Both the New Testament and Book of Mormon referred to some groups having “all things common” economically; the Book of Mormon also referred to individuals who consecrated or dedicated...

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unto myself and reward her in mine own due time.”1

Revelation, 8 Mar. 1833 [D&C 90:28].  


This conference

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, presided over by JS, decided that she would travel with William Hobert

Ca. 1813–Oct. 1833. Typographer. Directed to accompany recent LDS church convert Vienna Jaques from Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, to Jackson Co., Missouri, June 1833. Intended to work for The Evening and the Morning Star newspaper in Independence, Jackson Co...

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, who was moving to Missouri to work as a typographer for The Evening and the Morning Star in Independence

Located twelve miles from western Missouri border. Permanently settled, platted, and designated county seat, 1827. Hub for steamboat travel on Missouri River. Point of departure for Santa Fe Trail. Population in 1831 about 300. Mormon population by summer...

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“Obituary,” The Evening and the Morning Star, Dec. 1833, 117.  


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