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Minutes, 30 April 1833

he should have letters of reccommendation and an Epistle to that church and take the oversight thereof and as soon as is convenient moove to that place3

William and Elizabeth Stones Jolly were reportedly the first Mormons to live in Parkman, Ohio. They moved from Fayette, New York, to Parkman in late 1831. Elizabeth preached to Noah Packard and gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon, which led to the conversion of Noah and his wife, Sophia Bundy, in early June 1832. Solomon Humphrey was subsequently called to preach in the Parkman area with Noah Packard in December 1832. While it is unknown how many people had joined the church in Parkman by April 1833, the number was apparently sufficient to warrant appointing Greene to oversee a branch there. According to his son, Greene moved his family to Parkman to fulfill this appointment. (“Synopsis of the Life and Travels of Noah Packard,” 1; Minutes, 5 Dec. 1832; Greene, “Biographical Sketch of the Life and Travels of John Portenus Greene,” 2.)  


it was also decided that Sister Vean Jaqush 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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should not immediately procede on her Journy to Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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but to wait untill 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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gets ready and go in company with him4

Hobert and Jaques likely departed Kirtland no later than mid-May: the journey from Kirtland to the Independence area generally took between three and five weeks to complete, and a letter to Kirtland from Missouri indicated that Hobert and Jaques had arrived by 7 June 1833. (Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson Co., MO, 2 July 1833.)  


no further business the conference

A gathering of church leaders assembled “for consultation, deliberation and advice”; also a body responsible for governance or administration. As early as 9 February 1831, a revelation instructed that “the Elders & Bishop shall Council together & they shall...

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Frederick G Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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he should have letters of reccommendation  and an Epistle to that church and take  the oversight thereof and as soon as is  convenient moove to that place3

William and Elizabeth Stones Jolly were reportedly the first Mormons to live in Parkman, Ohio. They moved from Fayette, New York, to Parkman in late 1831. Elizabeth preached to Noah Packard and gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon, which led to the conversion of Noah and his wife, Sophia Bundy, in early June 1832. Solomon Humphrey was subsequently called to preach in the Parkman area with Noah Packard in December 1832. While it is unknown how many people had joined the church in Parkman by April 1833, the number was apparently sufficient to warrant appointing Greene to oversee a branch there. According to his son, Greene moved his family to Parkman to fulfill this appointment. (“Synopsis of the Life and Travels of Noah Packard,” 1; Minutes, 5 Dec. 1832; Greene, “Biographical Sketch of the Life and Travels of John Portenus Greene,” 2.)  


it was also decided that Sister Vean  Jaqush [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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should not immediately procede  on her Journy to Zion

JS revelation, dated 20 July 1831, designated Missouri as “land of promise” for gathering of Saints and place for “city of Zion,” with Independence area as “center place” of Zion. Latter-day Saint settlements elsewhere, such as in Kirtland, Ohio, became known...

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but to wait  untill 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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gets ready  and go in company with him4

Hobert and Jaques likely departed Kirtland no later than mid-May: the journey from Kirtland to the Independence area generally took between three and five weeks to complete, and a letter to Kirtland from Missouri indicated that Hobert and Jaques had arrived by 7 June 1833. (Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson Co., MO, 2 July 1833.)  


no  furthe[r] business the conference

A gathering of church leaders assembled “for consultation, deliberation and advice”; also a body responsible for governance or administration. As early as 9 February 1831, a revelation instructed that “the Elders & Bishop shall Council together & they shall...

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closed
<F[rederick] G Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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Clk PT. [pro tempore]> [p. 20]
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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

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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, 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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