Minutes, [, OH], 16 Nov. 1832. Featured version copied [between 2 Jan. and ca. 9 Jan. 1833] in Minute Book 1, p. 5; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.
Beginning with the first of the in June 1830, conferences often served as settings for ordaining individuals to church offices. Judging from extant minutes, many conferences included both ordinations and other church business. However, the minutes of this 16 November 1832 conference in , Ohio, suggest that ordinations were at times the sole business of a conference. These minutes record that JS , who had recently returned from a mission with , as an . JS’s scribe acted as clerk of the meeting and later entered the minutes into Minute Book 1.
An 1884 letter from Boynton suggests that he considered “Boyington” an alternate spelling of “Boynton.” (See Boynton, An Epistle of John Farnham Boynton, .)
Boynton, John Farnham. An Epistle of John Farnham Boynton, to All the Boyntons, Boyingtons, and Byingtons of the Western Hemisphere; Greeting. Happy New Year. Syracuse, NY: No publisher, 1 Jan. 1884. Copy at CHL.
This ordination may have occurred in preparation for Boynton to undertake another mission with Zebedee Coltrin. On 19 November, Boynton and Coltrin, accompanied by William Cahoon, left Kirtland, Ohio, on a mission to the East. (Coltrin, Diary and Notebook, 19 Nov. 1832.)
Coltrin, Zebedee. Diary and Notebook, 1832–1833. Zebedee Coltrin, Diaries, 1832–1834. CHL. MS 1443, fd. 2.