Minutes, 17 September 1837–B

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<​Sunday Evening Sept. the 12th 17th 1837​>
Minuits of a of held in the this evening Joseph Smith Jr presided, the conferance was op[e]ned by prayer by Pres. after which the conferance was addressed by from the Chair, on the subject of the of the Saints in the last days and the duties of the of the different relations thereto, It appeared manifest to the conference that the places appointed for the gathering of the saints <​were​> at this time crowded to overflowing & that it was necessary that there be more of appointed in order that the poor might have a place to gather to, wherefore it was moved seconded & carried by vote of the whole that Presidents J Smith Jr & be requested by this conference to go & appoint other Stakes or places of gathering and that they receive a certificate of this their appointment signed by the Clerk of the , Elder who had been appointed, in the after part of the day to be the was called upon to know if he would accept the appointment he arose and said that he would comply with the request of the Church & the Lord being his helper he would discharge the duties thereof to the best of his abilities, After which the Elders present who were in a situation to travel were called upon [p. 243]
Sunday Evening Sept. the 17th 1837
Minuits of a of held in the this evening Joseph Smith Jr presided, the conferance was opened by prayer by Pres. after which the conferance was addressed from the Chair, on the subject of the of the Saints in the last days and the duties of the of the different relations thereto, It appeared manifest to the conference that the places appointed for the gathering of the saints were at this time crowded to overflowing & that it was necessary that there be more of appointed in order that the poor might have a place to gather to, wherefore it was moved seconded & carried by vote of the whole that Presidents J Smith Jr & be requested by this conference to go & appoint other Stakes or places of gathering and that they receive a certificate of this their appointment signed by the Clerk of the , Elder who had been appointed, in the after part of the day to be the was called upon to know if he would accept the appointment he arose and said that he would comply with the request of the Church & the Lord being his helper he would discharge the duties thereof to the best of his abilities, After which the Elders present who were in a situation to travel were called upon [p. 243]
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