Minutes and Discourses, 5–7 October 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Proceedings of the general , held at , Hancock County, Illinois, on Saturday the 5th day of October, 1839.
The meeting was opened by prayer, by Joseph Smith Jr. after which he was appointed President and , Clerk of the Conference, by the unanimous voice of the meeting.
The President then spoke at some length upon the situation of the , the difficulties they had had to contend with, and the manner in which they had been led to this place; and wished to know the views of the brethren, whether they wished to appoint this a or not, stating that he believed it to be a good place and suited for the saints.
It was then unanimously agreed upon, that it should be appointed a stake and a place of for the saints. The following officers were then appointed viz:
to be .
, to be of Middle Ward.
, to be bishop of Upper Ward.
to be bishop of Lower Ward.
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
to be ; who being respectfully called upon, accepted of their appointment.
It was then voted, that a of the Church be established on the other side of the , in the ; over which was appointed President:
, Bishop, and
, ,
, ,
A[braham] Owen Smoot, Edward [Edmund] Fisher,
Richard Howard, ,
, ,
, Stephen Chase,
Were elected high council.
, was elected to be continued as President of the .
to stand in his former office, and to be continued in his standing.
Letters were then read respecting the absence of Members, from ill health.
It was voted, that be suspended until he can have a trial, and in the meantime that he should not act as a President of a branch, or preach.
Voted, that John Daley, James Daley and Milo Andrus retain their station in the church.
Voted that Ephraim Owen’s confession, for disobeying the be acepted.
Brothers,
Edward Johnston William Allred,
, Wm. B. Simmons,
, Wm. W. Edwards sn.
,
Jabez Lake, ,
Benjamin Jones, ,
Henry Our Bough, Allen J. Stout,
Reddin Allred, Esaias Edwards,
, John Adams,
Jesse M’Intire, Daniel Miller,
James Brown, Simson I. Comfort,
, Graham Coltrin,
Artemus Johnston, William Hyde,
Joseph G. Hovey, Andrew Hendry,
, Redick N. Allred,
Fields B. Jacamey, Eli Lee,
Zadock Bethers, Hiram W. Maxwell,
and Thomas S. Edwards, were appointed Elders of the church, who all accepted of their appointment with the exception of Thomas S. Edwards.
, was admitted into the church upon his confession.
Abel Casto was by the .
The meeting then adjourned until Sunday morning after which six were by Joseph Smith Jr.
Sunday morning October the 6th.
The Conference met pursuant to adjournment at 8 o’clock, A. M.
When,
Samuel Williams, Reuben Foot,
Orlando D. Hovey, ,
Sheffield Daniels, Albert Miner,
David B. Smith, ,
Pleasant Ewell, William Helm,
Were appointed Elders of the church and were under the hands of , , and .
After some remarks from the Presi [p. 30]
Proceedings of the general , held at , Hancock County, Illinois, on Saturday the 5th day of October, 1839.
The meeting was opened by prayer, by Joseph Smith Jr. after which he was appointed President and , Clerk of the Conference, by the unanimous voice of the meeting.
The President then spoke at some length upon the situation of the , the difficulties they had had to contend with, and the manner in which they had been led to this place; and wished to know the views of the brethren, whether they wished to appoint this a or not, stating that he believed it to be a good place and suited for the saints.
It was then unanimously agreed upon, that it should be appointed a stake and a place of for the saints. The following officers were then appointed viz:
to be .
, to be of Middle Ward.
, to be bishop of Upper Ward.
to be bishop of Lower Ward.
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
to be ; who being respectfully called upon, accepted of their appointment.
It was then voted, that a of the Church be established on the other side of the , in the ; over which was appointed President:
, Bishop, and
, ,
, ,
Abraham Owen Smoot, Edward [Edmund] Fisher,
Richard Howard, ,
, ,
, Stephen Chase,
Were elected high council.
, was elected to be continued as President of the .
to stand in his former office, and to be continued in his standing.
Letters were then read respecting the absence of Members, from ill health.
It was voted, that be suspended until he can have a trial, and in the meantime that he should not act as a President of a branch, or preach.
Voted, that John Daley, James Daley and Milo Andrus retain their station in the church.
Voted that Ephraim Owen’s confession, for disobeying the be acepted.
Brothers,
Edward Johnston William Allred,
, Wm. B. Simmons,
, Wm. W. Edwards sn.
,
Jabez Lake, ,
Benjamin Jones, ,
Henry Our Bough, Allen J. Stout,
Reddin Allred, Esaias Edwards,
, John Adams,
Jesse M’Intire, Daniel Miller,
James Brown, Simson I. Comfort,
, Graham Coltrin,
Artemus Johnston, William Hyde,
Joseph G. Hovey, Andrew Hendry,
, Redick N. Allred,
Fields B. Jacamey, Eli Lee,
Zadock Bethers, Hiram W. Maxwell,
and Thomas S. Edwards, were appointed Elders of the church, who all accepted of their appointment with the exception of Thomas S. Edwards.
, was admitted into the church upon his confession.
Abel Casto was by the .
The meeting then adjourned until Sunday morning after which six were by Joseph Smith Jr.
Sunday morning October the 6th.
The Conference met pursuant to adjournment at 8 o’clock, A. M.
When,
Samuel Williams, Reuben Foot,
Orlando D. Hovey, ,
Sheffield Daniels, Albert Miner,
David B. Smith, ,
Pleasant Ewell, William Helm,
Were appointed Elders of the church and were under the hands of , , and .
After some remarks from the Presi [p. 30]
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