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

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<​June 21​>
William EvansPriest to have care of the Church at Stokes Lane
William Davisditto Assistant — — — —ditto — —ditto
John Sandersditto ditto — — — — —ditto — —ditto
Thomas VernonTeacher — — — — —ditto — —ditto
John Fidoe — —ditto— — — — — —ditto — —Bishop Froome.
Carried unanimously
Moved by , and seconded by Elder Kington, That Elder Thomas Clark have charge of the Churches at Dunsclose, Old Starridge, Ashfield, and Crowcutt; that Elder Samuel Jones have charge of the Churches at Keysend Street, Wind Point, Colwell, Pale House, and Malvern Hill; that Elder Philip Green have charge of the Churches at Shucknell Hill, Lugwardine, and Marden; that Elder John Cheese have charge of the Churches at Stokes Lane, Woferwood Common, and Bishop Froome; that Elder Charles Price have charge of the Churches at Ledbury, Moorend Cross, and Ridgway Cross; that Elder James Hill have charge of the churches at Hope Rough and Stanley Hill; that Elder have charge of the Church at Froome’s Hill. Carried unanimously. Moved by the , seconded by , that Elder Thomas Kington be the Presiding Elder over — — — — — — — — this Conference. Carried unanimously <​after remarks by the , the meeting​> adjourned till two oclock P. M. During the recess ten persons were baptized. Assembled at two oclock according to adjournment, and administered the sacrament to several hundred Saints; after which twenty were confirmed, and twenty children blessed under the hands of Elders and , accompanied with instructions by the , explanatory of the ordinance. Moved by , seconded by the that Thomas Kington represent this Conference to the General Conference at on the 6th. July. Carried. Moved and Carried that the of the Conference present to the presiding Elder T. Kington, a copy of the Minutes of this Conference for safe keeping; also a copy, to present to the General Conference at . The minutes were then read, — — — — — — — and accepted. The followed by , then pro[HC 4:139]ceeded to give such instruction to the Saints concerning the order of the Church, and the several duties of the Members, as the Spirit directed; and bore testimony to the multitude of the truth of the work, followed by Elder Kington, when it was moved by , seconded by the , that this Conference adjourn to the 21st. September next, 10 0’clock A.M: at this place— Carried. After prayer and singing, the assembly dispersed, the Elders and Officers went into Council, when it was moved by , and seconded by Elder Kington, that we proceed to establish and organize monthly Councils of the Officers of the Froomes Hill Conference, to commence on Friday the 3rd. day of July next, at half past seven o’clock in the several divisions respectively assigned to the different Elders, viz:—
Elder Thomas Clark,President and James Meeks — — — —Clerk,Dunclose.ElderCharles Priceditto Thomas JenkingsdittoMoorend Cross.
ditto Samuel Jones —ditto — — William Williams —ditto —Windpoint.do.James Hillditto Joseph Pullen—dittoStanley Hill
ditto Philip Green —ditto — —Francis Burnett — —ditto — —Lugwardine.do.dittoJohn MorgandittoFromme<​s​> Hill
ditto John Cheese — —ditto — —George Allen — —ditto —Stokes Lane.
Carried.
Moved by and seconded by Elder Kington, that a monthly general Conference of the Officers of this Conference, be held at Stanley Hill, to commence on Friday, the 17th. of July next at half past 7 o’clock P.M. Elder Thomas Kington President, and Elder — — — — — Clerk. Carried unanimously. The president then proceeded to explain the nature of the Priesthood, and the duties and privileges of the several officers— and gave such instruction as their situation required, followed by , who explained many important principles connected with the building up of the kingdom. The minutes of the Council were then read, — — — — — — — — and accepted, when the Council adjourned; and after singing “the Spirit of God.” &c. the brethren separated, with feelings of gratitude and thanksgiving that God had been with his people, and that the Spirit of Union and love had prevailed in all the deliberations of the day. . President. Clerk. Remarks— The different branches in this region are so scattered, that it has not been possible to ascertain the number of members connected with each individual Church, but — — — — — — — — — — — — — — connected with the Bran Green and Gadfield Elm, and the Froome Hill Conferences, together with a small branch at Little Garway of 12 members, 1 Priest, and 1 Teacher, are 33 Churches; 53[HC 4:140]4 Members; 75 Officers, viz= 10 Elders, 52 Priests, and 13 Teachers; and for the comforting of the Saints, and with heartfelt gratitude to our heavenly Father, we would say, that it is less than four months since the fulness of the gospel was first preached in this region, which is a proof that God is beginning to make a short work in these last days. — [p. 1065]
June 21
William EvansPriest to have care of the Church at Stokes Lane
William Davisditto Assistant — — — —ditto — —ditto
John Sandersditto ditto — — — — —ditto — —ditto
Thomas VernonTeacher — — — — —ditto — —ditto
John Fidoe — —ditto— — — — — —ditto — —Bishop Froome.
Carried unanimously
Moved by , and seconded by Elder Kington, That Elder Thomas Clark have charge of the Churches at Dunsclose, Old Starridge, Ashfield, and Crowcutt; that Elder Samuel Jones have charge of the Churches at Keysend Street, Wind Point, Colwell, Pale House, and Malvern Hill; that Elder Philip Green have charge of the Churches at Shucknell Hill, Lugwardine, and Marden; that Elder John Cheese have charge of the Churches at Stokes Lane, Woferwood Common, and Bishop Froome; that Elder Charles Price have charge of the Churches at Ledbury, Moorend Cross, and Ridgway Cross; that Elder James Hill have charge of the churches at Hope Rough and Stanley Hill; that Elder have charge of the Church at Froome’s Hill. Carried unanimously. Moved by the , seconded by , that Elder Thomas Kington be the Presiding Elder over — — — — — — — — this Conference. Carried unanimously after remarks by the , the meeting adjourned till two oclock P. M. During the recess ten persons were baptized. Assembled at two oclock according to adjournment, and administered the sacrament to several hundred Saints; after which twenty were confirmed, and twenty children blessed under the hands of Elders and , accompanied with instructions by the , explanatory of the ordinance. Moved by , seconded by the that Thomas Kington represent this Conference to the General Conference at on the 6th. July. Carried. Moved and Carried that the of the Conference present to the presiding Elder T. Kington, a copy of the Minutes of this Conference for safe keeping; also a copy, to present to the General Conference at . The minutes were then read, — — — — — — — and accepted. The followed by , then pro[HC 4:139]ceeded to give such instruction to the Saints concerning the order of the Church, and the several duties of the Members, as the Spirit directed; and bore testimony to the multitude of the truth of the work, followed by Elder Kington, when it was moved by , seconded by the , that this Conference adjourn to the 21st. September next, 10 0’clock A.M: at this place— Carried. After prayer and singing, the assembly dispersed, the Elders and Officers went into Council, when it was moved by , and seconded by Elder Kington, that we proceed to establish and organize monthly Councils of the Officers of the Froomes Hill Conference, to commence on Friday the 3rd. day of July next, at half past seven o’clock in the several divisions respectively assigned to the different Elders, viz:—
Elder Thomas Clark,President and James Meeks — — — —Clerk,Dunclose.ElderCharles Priceditto Thomas JenkingsdittoMoorend Cross.
ditto Samuel Jones —ditto — — William Williams —ditto —Windpoint.do.James Hillditto Joseph Pullen—dittoStanley Hill
ditto Philip Green —ditto — —Francis Burnett — —ditto — —Lugwardine.do.dittoJohn MorgandittoFrommes Hill
ditto John Cheese — —ditto — —George Allen — —ditto —Stokes Lane.
Carried.
Moved by and seconded by Elder Kington, that a monthly general Conference of the Officers of this Conference, be held at Stanley Hill, to commence on Friday, the 17th. of July next at half past 7 o’clock P.M. Elder Thomas Kington President, and Elder — — — — — Clerk. Carried unanimously. The president then proceeded to explain the nature of the Priesthood, and the duties and privileges of the several officers— and gave such instruction as their situation required, followed by , who explained many important principles connected with the building up of the kingdom. The minutes of the Council were then read, — — — — — — — — and accepted, when the Council adjourned; and after singing “the Spirit of God.” &c. the brethren separated, with feelings of gratitude and thanksgiving that God had been with his people, and that the Spirit of Union and love had prevailed in all the deliberations of the day. . President. Clerk. Remarks— The different branches in this region are so scattered, that it has not been possible to ascertain the number of members connected with each individual Church, but — — — — — — — — — — — — — — connected with the Bran Green and Gadfield Elm, and the Froome Hill Conferences, together with a small branch at Little Garway of 12 members, 1 Priest, and 1 Teacher, are 33 Churches; 53[HC 4:140]4 Members; 75 Officers, viz= 10 Elders, 52 Priests, and 13 Teachers; and for the comforting of the Saints, and with heartfelt gratitude to our heavenly Father, we would say, that it is less than four months since the fulness of the gospel was first preached in this region, which is a proof that God is beginning to make a short work in these last days. — [p. 1065]
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