History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 17​> the disposal of the . Moved by Elder , seconded by elder , that the Saints receive a recommend to the Church in to move in small or large bodies, inasmuch as they desire to emigrate to that new Country. Moved by Elder , seconded by that we recommend no one to go to that has money, without assisting the poor according to our Counsel from time to time— Moved by Elder ,seconded by Elder that the copy right of the book of Doctrine and Covenants, and the book of Mormon, be secured as quick as possible, Moved by , seconded by , that Elders , , and , be the Committee to secure the copy right. Moved by Elder , and seconded by Elder that Elder P<​eter​> Melling be ordained as an Evangelical Minister in . Moved by Elder that the Twelve meet here on the 6th. of July next, seconded by Elder , and carried. Moved by Elder and seconded by Elder , <​that​> the of the Periodical, keep an account of all the receipts and expenditures connected with the printing, general expenses &c, and the books at all times be open for the inspection of the Council— the above resolutions were unanimously adopted. The Conference closed by prayer— — Clerk.
To President Joseph Smith and Counsellors: dear brethren, you no doubt will have the perusal of this letter, and minutes of our Conferences; this will give you an idea of what we [HC 4:119] are doing in this Country. If you see any thing in, or about the whole affair, that is not right: I ask, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that you would make known unto us the mind of the Lord, and his will concerning us. I believe that I am as willing to do the will of the Lord, and take counsel of my brethren, and be a servant of the Church, as ever I was in my life; but I can tell you, I would like to be with my old friends; I like new friends but I cannot part with my old ones for them. Concerning the hymn book, when we arrived here, we found the brethren had laid by their old Hymn Books, and they wanted new ones; for the bible religion, and all is new to them. When I came to learn more about carrying books into the , or bringing them here, I found the duties were so high that we never should want to bring books to the . I request one favor of you, that is, a letter from you, that I may hear from my old friends. I trust that I will remain your friend through life, and in eternity. As ever— ,”
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April 17 the disposal of the . Moved by Elder , seconded by elder , that the Saints receive a recommend to the Church in to move in small or large bodies, inasmuch as they desire to emigrate to that new Country. Moved by Elder , seconded by that we recommend no one to go to that has money, without assisting the poor according to our Counsel from time to time— Moved by Elder ,seconded by Elder that the copy right of the book of Doctrine and Covenants, and the book of Mormon, be secured as quick as possible, Moved by , seconded by , that Elders , , and , be the Committee to secure the copy right. Moved by Elder , and seconded by Elder that Elder Peter Melling be ordained as an Evangelical Minister in . Moved by Elder that the Twelve meet here on the 6th. of July next, seconded by Elder , and carried. Moved by Elder and seconded by Elder , that the of the Periodical, keep an account of all the receipts and expenditures connected with the printing, general expenses &c, and the books at all times be open for the inspection of the Council— the above resolutions were unanimously adopted. The Conference closed by prayer— — Clerk.
To President Joseph Smith and Counsellors: dear brethren, you no doubt will have the perusal of this letter, and minutes of our Conferences; this will give you an idea of what we [HC 4:119] are doing in this Country. If you see any thing in, or about the whole affair, that is not right: I ask, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that you would make known unto us the mind of the Lord, and his will concerning us. I believe that I am as willing to do the will of the Lord, and take counsel of my brethren, and be a servant of the Church, as ever I was in my life; but I can tell you, I would like to be with my old friends; I like new friends but I cannot part with my old ones for them. Concerning the hymn book, when we arrived here, we found the brethren had laid by their old Hymn Books, and they wanted new ones; for the bible religion, and all is new to them. When I came to learn more about carrying books into the , or bringing them here, I found the duties were so high that we never should want to bring books to the . I request one favor of you, that is, a letter from you, that I may hear from my old friends. I trust that I will remain your friend through life, and in eternity. As ever— ,”
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