This Council was organized on the strength of the contents of two letters from the brethren in the which president Joseph Smith received by the hands of and on Sunday the 10th. day of March A. D. 1844. The letters read as follows:—
Black River Falls.
February 15th. 1844
To the First Presidency and the quorum of the Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dear Brethren, Through the goodness and mercy of God the EternalFather, and grace of our Lord and SaviorJesusChrist, we are permitted to write and send by a special messenger, a concise [p. ]