Thursday April 18th. 1844 9 o clock A.M. Council met pursuant to adjournment. Prest. J. Smith in the chair
The chairman introduced E[lde]r and to the council and requested to explain to them the nature of this organization upon which arose & stated at some length the nature of the council proving its importance and glory by many passages of scripture. He called upon them to say if they would willingly comply with the rules of the council.
They signified their full assent
Whereupon on motion they were received as members by unanimous vote and [p. ]