History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 6​> Moved by elder Ward, and seconded by elder Charles Miller, that elder John Banks be ordained to the office of high priest, to preside over the Conference, Carried.
Elder John Cairns said the Conference was at present in a good state, the officers united, and the Saints generally rejoicing in the truth.
Elder James Galley spoke on the condition of the Macclesfield Conference, stating, that while some of the Saints were not in a good condition, yet they had many that were— that there was so much false religion in the neighborhood, that the principles of truth were hard to be received, while the people generally were in much slavery to the landowners, and dare not open their doors for preaching; yet, notwithstanding all things, he still considered they had a good prospect of success, as the officers and saints generally, were determined to be united in rolling onward the work of the Lord.
Elder Crook stated, that in the Birmingham Conference they had much union and love— that by the experience and discipline, and a little whipping now and then, he had learned what weapon to use in the service of the Lord, in order to be successful, and that was the first principles; for those he found to be irresistible.
Moved by elder T. Smith, seconded by elder Crook, that Catthorpe, Leamington, and Stratford-upon-Avon, now included in the Birmingham Conference, be transferred to the Worcestershire Conference. Carried.
Moved by elder Ward, and voted, that the branches of Wooden Box, Dunstall, <​Branstone​>, Barton, and Colebille be organized into a Conference, to be called the Derbyshire Conference; and that elder William Cooper Royle preside over the same.
<​also voted, that Elder Crook be ordained to the office of high priest, to preside over the Birmingham Conference.​>
also moved by elder Ward, and voted, that the branches of Beaufort, Rummy, Tredagar, Merthyr Tydvil, and Aberdare be organized into a Conference, to be called the Merthyr TydvilConference: and that elder William Henshaw preside over the same.
7 April 1844 • Sunday • Second of Two Entries
<​7.​> Sunday <​morning​> 7. The meeting being opened by singing, and prayer by elder Ward, the business of considering the state of the various Conferences was resumed.
Elder George P. Waugh remarked upon the condition of the Edinburgh Conference, that it was much better than it had been, but that a change of laborers would be of especial benefit.
Elder Ward remarked, that were the officers of the church of one heart and of one mind, their ministry would be effectual whether they were assisted by foreign aid or not— that success could never be expected while individuals were seeking the gratification of their own private feelings.
spoke on the evil of ordaining officers to sit in Council merely, and exhorted the presiding elders to select only such as had the opportunity of laboring and becoming [p. 2004]
April 6 Moved by elder Ward, and seconded by elder Charles Miller, that elder John Banks be ordained to the office of high priest, to preside over the Conference, Carried.
Elder John Cairns said the Conference was at present in a good state, the officers united, and the Saints generally rejoicing in the truth.
Elder James Galley spoke on the condition of the Macclesfield Conference, stating, that while some of the Saints were not in a good condition, yet they had many that were— that there was so much false religion in the neighborhood, that the principles of truth were hard to be received, while the people generally were in much slavery to the landowners, and dare not open their doors for preaching; yet, notwithstanding all things, he still considered they had a good prospect of success, as the officers and saints generally, were determined to be united in rolling onward the work of the Lord.
Elder Crook stated, that in the Birmingham Conference they had much union and love— that by the experience and discipline, and a little whipping now and then, he had learned what weapon to use in the service of the Lord, in order to be successful, and that was the first principles; for those he found to be irresistible.
Moved by elder T. Smith, seconded by elder Crook, that Catthorpe, Leamington, and Stratford-upon-Avon, now included in the Birmingham Conference, be transferred to the Worcestershire Conference. Carried.
Moved by elder Ward, and voted, that the branches of Wooden Box, Dunstall, Branstone, Barton, and Colebille be organized into a Conference, to be called the Derbyshire Conference; and that elder William Cooper Royle preside over the same.
also voted, that Elder Crook be ordained to the office of high priest, to preside over the Birmingham Conference.
also moved by elder Ward, and voted, that the branches of Beaufort, Rummy, Tredagar, Merthyr Tydvil, and Aberdare be organized into a Conference, to be called the Merthyr TydvilConference: and that elder William Henshaw preside over the same.
7 April 1844 • Sunday • Second of Two Entries
7. Sunday morning 7. The meeting being opened by singing, and prayer by elder Ward, the business of considering the state of the various Conferences was resumed.
Elder George P. Waugh remarked upon the condition of the Edinburgh Conference, that it was much better than it had been, but that a change of laborers would be of especial benefit.
Elder Ward remarked, that were the officers of the church of one heart and of one mind, their ministry would be effectual whether they were assisted by foreign aid or not— that success could never be expected while individuals were seeking the gratification of their own private feelings.
spoke on the evil of ordaining officers to sit in Council merely, and exhorted the presiding elders to select only such as had the opportunity of laboring and becoming [p. 2004]
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