Minutes, 12 April 1840

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April 12th 1840 The of the of Ill met in council at the house of J. Smith jr.
1 A charge was prefered against by [p. 54] Alva Keller for taking rails from his lot.
After the matter had been explained by Joseph Smith jr, the charge was withdrawn.
2nd President Joseph Smith jr spoke relative to ’s going to the East to settle some buisness transactions for the , recomending that the Council should appoint some one to go with him.—
3rd On motion it was voted that go with to assist him in the aforesaid buisness transaction.
4th Voted that Prest Joseph Smith jr make the necessary credentials for and , concerning their buisness transactions in the East.—
Clerk Pro tem.—
Recorded on the 14th February 1842 by Clerk [p. 55]


  1. 1

    Alva Keller (1809–1883) was baptized in 1835 and was apparently ordained an elder at a 6–8 April 1840 general conference. (Tondro, “Alva Keller,” 2–3.)  

    Tondro, Opal Gustaveson. “Alva Keller: April 17, 1809–June 13, 1883.” Unpublished paper. Salt Lake City, 1994. Copy at FHL.

  2. 2

    The dispute mentioned here may have arisen because Ripley and JS were in charge of distributing all “rails formerly belonging to the City plot,” as noted in a high council meeting in May 1840. (Nauvoo High Council Minutes, 2 May 1840, 58.)  

    Nauvoo High Council Minutes, 1839–1845. CHL. LR 3102 22.

  3. 3

    See Agreement with Oliver Granger, 29 Apr. 1840.