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

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<​April 7​> Meeting— opened <​with singing, prayer​> by elder Mitchelson [blank] and <​singing​>, when elders MacGuffie and Domville were called to administer the ordinance of the Lord’s supper.
The congregation being numerous, and many strangers present, the business of the conference was postponed, and the afternoon was occupied very profitably by elder<​s​> Cairns, Crook, Henshaw, Margetts, Miller, and priest Walker bearing testimony to the truth of the work of the Lord.
Evening Service.
This service was opened with singing and prayer by , who proceeded to address the assembly on the principles of the church, on his experience for eleven years in connexion with it; also on the order of the kingdom of God, and the manner of sitting in judgment on matters that required it. He exhorted all persons to the adoption of the scriptural mode of settling differences— to the practice of humility, that we might be exalted in the due time of the Lord. He enlarged on the greatness of the plan of salvation— on the importance of the truths committed unto the officers of preaching those principles which would prove to all either a savor of life unto life, or of death unto death. He admonished them to beware in what manner they handled the word of life, and to take heed that their garments were clear of the blood of this generation. He urged upon them faithfulness in the work in which they were engaged, that they might be found worthy to be endowed with greater power to go forth to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, that the end might come.
8 April 1844 • Monday • Second of Two Entries
<​8​> Monday 8 The Meeting was opened by singing, and prayer by elder John Cairns.
Moved by elder Ward, seconded by elder Miller, that elder Blakey may be appointed to preside over the Garway Conference. Carried.
Voted that Elder Struthers be appointed to preside over the Bedfordshire Conference for the time being.
spoke at some length on the duties of the high priesthood— on the evil of by-laws, and the cutting off of members for the violation of them— on the honoring of each person in his office, and of the equality of privileges and in council enjoyed by the Priesthood; also, on the duties of priests and teachers visiting the members, that it be done in the spirit of love.
Clitheroe Conference was stated by elder Snalam to be in a good condition.
Afternoon Service.
having called for such volunteers as could go out to labor in the vineyard, elder came forward, and being asked whether he at present wished to go home to , or to labor in the ministry, he declared it to be his wish to go out and preach.
Elder Thomas Margetts having stated that the prospects in Leicester and the surrounding country were of the most encouraging [p. 2006]
April 7 Meeting— opened with singing, prayer by elder Mitchelson [blank] and singing, when elders MacGuffie and Domville were called to administer the ordinance of the Lord’s supper.
The congregation being numerous, and many strangers present, the business of the conference was postponed, and the afternoon was occupied very profitably by elders Cairns, Crook, Henshaw, Margetts, Miller, and priest Walker bearing testimony to the truth of the work of the Lord.
Evening Service.
This service was opened with singing and prayer by , who proceeded to address the assembly on the principles of the church, on his experience for eleven years in connexion with it; also on the order of the kingdom of God, and the manner of sitting in judgment on matters that required it. He exhorted all persons to the adoption of the scriptural mode of settling differences— to the practice of humility, that we might be exalted in the due time of the Lord. He enlarged on the greatness of the plan of salvation— on the importance of the truths committed unto the officers of preaching those principles which would prove to all either a savor of life unto life, or of death unto death. He admonished them to beware in what manner they handled the word of life, and to take heed that their garments were clear of the blood of this generation. He urged upon them faithfulness in the work in which they were engaged, that they might be found worthy to be endowed with greater power to go forth to bind up the law and seal up the testimony, that the end might come.
8 April 1844 • Monday • Second of Two Entries
8 Monday 8 The Meeting was opened by singing, and prayer by elder John Cairns.
Moved by elder Ward, seconded by elder Miller, that elder Blakey may be appointed to preside over the Garway Conference. Carried.
Voted that Elder Struthers be appointed to preside over the Bedfordshire Conference for the time being.
spoke at some length on the duties of the high priesthood— on the evil of by-laws, and the cutting off of members for the violation of them— on the honoring of each person in his office, and of the equality of privileges and in council enjoyed by the Priesthood; also, on the duties of priests and teachers visiting the members, that it be done in the spirit of love.
Clitheroe Conference was stated by elder Snalam to be in a good condition.
Afternoon Service.
having called for such volunteers as could go out to labor in the vineyard, elder came forward, and being asked whether he at present wished to go home to , or to labor in the ministry, he declared it to be his wish to go out and preach.
Elder Thomas Margetts having stated that the prospects in Leicester and the surrounding country were of the most encouraging [p. 2006]
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