History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Ordinations
Moved by seconded by ; that T. Kington be ordained High Priest— Carried— Moved by , seconded by Elder ; that be ordained High Priest— carried— Moved by seconded by Elder ; that Thomas Smith be ordained High Priest— carried— Moved by , seconded by Elder , that John Alliston be ordained Elder— carried. Also by the same, that John Ble[a]zard be ordained Elder— carried: and that William Berry be ordained Elders— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that Joseph Slinger be ordained Priest— carried— Moved by , seconded by , that be ordained Priest— carried— Moved by seconded by ; that John Smith be ordained Priest,— carried. also by the same that Robert Williams be ordained Priest— carried. and that William Black be ordained Priest— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that John Melling be ordained Priest— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that John Sanders be ordained Elder— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that John Parkinson be ordained elder— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that James Worsley be ordained Elder— carried. also, by the same, that John Allan be ordained Elder— carried. and that John Swindlehurst be ordained Priest— carried. Elder then called upon those officers, whose circumstances would permit them to devote themselves entirely to the work of the ministry, and would volunteer so to do, to stand up, when the following names were taken, viz: of the travelling high council, , , , , , and ; other officers, namely; , , , , , Thomas Richardson, , John Parkinson, John Wych, John Needham, H<​enry​> Royle, John Blezard, D. Wilding, <​Charles Price​>, Joseph Knowles, William Kay, Samuel Heath, William Parr, R. Mc.Bride, and James Morgan— [HC 4:148] Moved by , seconded by , that Elder P. Melling be appointed to preside over the following branches of the Church, viz , Langton, Penworthan, North Meols and Southport— Carried. Moved by seconded by , that Elder Richard Withnall be appointed to preside over the branches of the Church at Whittle, Dauber’s Lane, Chorley, Hunters Hill, and Euxtonburgh— Carried. Moved by seconded by that Elder Thomas Smith be appointed to preside over the branches of the Church at Clithero, Chatburn, Downham, Chaighley, Grindleton, Whitemore, Burnley, Blackburn, Ribchester, and Thornley.— Carried. Moved and seconded, that and his Counsellors be set at liberty from the charge which they have sustained as a Presidency, that they may have the privilege of more fully entering into the field of labor; and that their labors be accepted.— Carried. Elders and then proceeded to ordain those who had been nominated to their respective offices, after which — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — the minutes, were read and — — — — — — — accepted by the unanimous voice of the Conference — — — — — — — — — —
Conference — adjourned to the Sixth day of October next, to be held in the Carpenter’s Hall at 10 o’clock. A.M. [p. 1073]
Ordinations
Moved by seconded by ; that T. Kington be ordained High Priest— Carried— Moved by , seconded by Elder ; that be ordained High Priest— carried— Moved by seconded by Elder ; that Thomas Smith be ordained High Priest— carried— Moved by , seconded by Elder , that John Alliston be ordained Elder— carried. Also by the same, that John Bleazard be ordained Elder— carried: and that William Berry be ordained Elder— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that Joseph Slinger be ordained Priest— carried— Moved by , seconded by , that be ordained Priest— carried— Moved by seconded by ; that John Smith be ordained Priest,— carried. also by the same that Robert Williams be ordained Priest— carried. and that William Black be ordained Priest— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that John Melling be ordained Priest— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that John Sanders be ordained Elder— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that John Parkinson be ordained elder— carried. Moved by , seconded by ; that James Worsley be ordained Elder— carried. also, by the same, that John Allan be ordained Elder— carried. and that John Swindlehurst be ordained Priest— carried. Elder then called upon those officers, whose circumstances would permit them to devote themselves entirely to the work of the ministry, and would volunteer so to do, to stand up, when the following names were taken, viz: of the travelling high council, , , , , , and ; other officers, namely; , , , , , Thomas Richardson, , John Parkinson, John Wych, John Needham, Henry Royle, John Blezard, D. Wilding, Charles Price, Joseph Knowles, William Kay, Samuel Heath, William Parr, R. Mc.Bride, and James Morgan— [HC 4:148] Moved by , seconded by , that Elder P. Melling be appointed to preside over the following branches of the Church, viz , Langton, Penworthan, North Meols and Southport— Carried. Moved by seconded by , that Elder Richard Withnall be appointed to preside over the branches of the Church at Whittle, Dauber’s Lane, Chorley, Hunters Hill, and Euxtonburgh— Carried. Moved by seconded by that Elder Thomas Smith be appointed to preside over the branches of the Church at Clithero, Chatburn, Downham, Chaighley, Grindleton, Whitemore, Burnley, Blackburn, Ribchester, and Thornley.— Carried. Moved and seconded, that and his Counsellors be set at liberty from the charge which they have sustained as a Presidency, that they may have the privilege of more fully entering into the field of labor; and that their labors be accepted.— Carried. Elders and then proceeded to ordain those who had been nominated to their respective offices, after which — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — the minutes, were read and — — — — — — — accepted by the unanimous voice of the Conference — — — — — — — — — —
Conference — adjourned to the Sixth day of October next, to be held in the Carpenter’s Hall at 10 o’clock. A.M. [p. 1073]
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