Minutes and Discourse, 3–5 October 1840

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On motion. Resolved, that be appointed to preside over the church in , and that he choose his own counc[i]llors.
adjourned for one hour.
One o’clock P. M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment.
An opportunity was given to the brethren who had any remarks to make on suitable locations for .
Elder stated that it was the desire of a number of the brethren residing in to have a stake appointed at Mount Ephraim in that county, and stated the advantages of the place for agricultural purposes &c.
On motion. Resolved, that a stake be appointed at Mount Ephraim in .
There being several applications for the appointment of stakes, it was resolved that a committee be appointed to organize stakes between and , and that
,
and
compose said committee.
The president then spoke of the necessity of building a in this place.
Whereupon it was resolved, that the saints build a house for the worship of God, and that , , and , be appointed a to build the same.
On motion. Resolved, that a commencement be made ten days from this date, and that every tenth day be appropriated for the building of said house.
President arose and stated that there were several individuals, who on moving to this place, had not settled with their creditors and had no recommend from the branches of the church were they had resided.
On motion. Resolved that those persons moving to this place, who do not bring a recommend, be disfellowshiped.
, M. D. then spoke at some length, on the oppression, to which the had been subject, and remarked, that it was necessary for the brethren to stand by each other and resist every unlawful attempt at persecution.
Elder then addressed the meeting. Conference adjourned until to morrow morning.
Sunday morning. Conference met pursuant to adjournment, and was opened by prayer by .
The was then called upon to read the report of the presidency, in relation to the city plot. after which the president made some observations on the situation of the debts on the city plot and advised that a committee be appointed to raise funds to liquidate the same.
On motion. Resolved, that and compose said committee.
On motion. Resolved, that a committee be appointed to draught a bill for the incorporating of the town of , and other purposes.
Resolved, that Joseph Smith Jr. Dr. and , compose said committee.
Resolved that Dr. , be appointed delegate to , to urge the passage of said bill through the legislature.
President then rose and gave some general instructions to the church.
Conference adjourned for one hour.
One o’clock, P. M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was opened by prayer by Elder .
President Joseph Smith jr. then arose and delivered a discourse on the subject of for the dead. which was listened to with considerable interest, by the vast multitude assembled.
, from the committee, to draught a charter for the city, and for other purposes, reported the outlines of the same.
On motion. Resolved that the same be adopted.
then, made some very appropriate remarks on the duty of the saints in regard to those, who had, under circumstances of affliction, held out the hand of friendship, and that it was their duty to uphold such men and give them their suffrages, and support.
Elder then arose, and gave an account of the printing of another edition of the book of Mormon, and stated, that it was now nearly completed and that arrangements had been made for the printing of the hymn book book of doctrine and covenants, &c. [p. 186]
On motion. Resolved, that be appointed to preside over the church in , and that he choose his own councillors.
adjourned for one hour.
One o’clock P. M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment.
An opportunity was given to the brethren who had any remarks to make on suitable locations for .
Elder stated that it was the desire of a number of the brethren residing in to have a stake appointed at Mount Ephraim in that county, and stated the advantages of the place for agricultural purposes &c.
On motion. Resolved, that a stake be appointed at Mount Ephraim in .
There being several applications for the appointment of stakes, it was resolved that a committee be appointed to organize stakes between and , and that
,
and
compose said committee.
The president then spoke of the necessity of building a in this place.
Whereupon it was resolved, that the saints build a house for the worship of God, and that , , and , be appointed a to build the same.
On motion. Resolved, that a commencement be made ten days from this date, and that every tenth day be appropriated for the building of said house.
President arose and stated that there were several individuals, who on moving to this place, had not settled with their creditors and had no recommend from the branches of the church were they had resided.
On motion. Resolved that those persons moving to this place, who do not bring a recommend, be disfellowshiped.
, M. D. then spoke at some length, on the oppression, to which the had been subject, and remarked, that it was necessary for the brethren to stand by each other and resist every unlawful attempt at persecution.
Elder then addressed the meeting. Conference adjourned until to morrow morning.
Sunday morning. Conference met pursuant to adjournment, and was opened by prayer by .
The was then called upon to read the report of the presidency, in relation to the city plot. after which the president made some observations on the situation of the debts on the city plot and advised that a committee be appointed to raise funds to liquidate the same.
On motion. Resolved, that and compose said committee.
On motion. Resolved, that a committee be appointed to draught a bill for the incorporating of the town of , and other purposes.
Resolved, that Joseph Smith Jr. Dr. and , compose said committee.
Resolved that Dr. , be appointed delegate to , to urge the passage of said bill through the legislature.
President then rose and gave some general instructions to the church.
Conference adjourned for one hour.
One o’clock, P. M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was opened by prayer by Elder .
President Joseph Smith jr. then arose and delivered a discourse on the subject of for the dead. which was listened to with considerable interest, by the vast multitude assembled.
, from the committee, to draught a charter for the city, and for other purposes, reported the outlines of the same.
On motion. Resolved that the same be adopted.
then, made some very appropriate remarks on the duty of the saints in regard to those, who had, under circumstances of affliction, held out the hand of friendship, and that it was their duty to uphold such men and give them their suffrages, and support.
Elder then arose, and gave an account of the printing of another edition of the book of Mormon, and stated, that it was now nearly completed and that arrangements had been made for the printing of the hymn book book of doctrine and covenants, &c. [p. 186]
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