Minutes of a General conference held by
The Church of the Latter Day
at the Presbyterian Camp Ground Near ,
Adams County, Illinois, on Saturday the 4th of May 1839.
At a quarter past eleven oclock, the
meeting was called to order And President Joseph Smith Jr appointed Chairman, A
hymn was then sung, When President Smith addressed a few observations on
the state of his own peculiar feelings, after having been so long separated
from his brethren &c &c and then proceeded to open the meeting by
prayer, When after some pr[e]liminiary remarks
and , concerning a
certain purchase of Land in the , made for the Church, by the Presidency
Resolutions were unanimously agreed to.
1rst. Resolved, that
be appointed a travelling committe to
gather up and obtain all the libelous reports and publications which have
been circulated against our Church, as well as other historical matter
connected with said Church which they can possibly obtain.
That be appointed or received into the Church in full
Resolved that this Conference does entirely sanction