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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​October 6​> to, or under the regulations of the travelling High Council. called the attention of the Conference to the case of Emma Bolton, a female from the Potteries, who had conducted herself disorderly; Elder Johnson, and others, spoke of several cases of improper conduct on her part; after which it was moved by , seconded by , and carried unanimously, that Emma Bolton be cut off from the Church. The then called the attention of the Conference, to a letter from Isaac Brown and other Officers of the Church at Macclesfield, concerning Elder Heath, and also to some half a dozen charges preferred by the said Isaac Brown, James Galley, Edward Horrocks, and John Horrocks, against the said Samuel Heath, for several items of misconduct and neglecting the duties of his Office, to all of which charges Elder Heath pleaded not guilty. The complainants then entered into proof of the several items, to which Elder Heath replied by stating that the charges against him, were in consequence of a misunderstanding, &c; the proceedings opened a wide field for instruction from , followed by the , who recommended the parties to become reconciled to each other, stating that he did not consider the charges preferred against Elder Heath sufficiently substantiated; to withdraw fellowship from him: when it was moved and seconded, that no further proceedings be taken in this subject, — — — — and carried unanimously. After which the Conference adjourned till seven o clock— At seven o’clock, the meeting was opened by prayer. The having made such preliminary remarks as the importance of the subject called forth, proceeded to call upon those who were willing to volunteer their services to labor in the vineyard of the Lord, when the Officers gave their names as follows. High Priests. , Thomas Smith, , Thomas Kington, , , , , . Elders , John Parkinson, David Moss, Martin Little[HC 4:216]wood, William Parr, Samuel Heath, John Sanders, Theodore Curtis, Henry Royle, Thomas Tweddle, John Leigh, , Thomas Richardson, Priests William Snailam, William Speakman, John Needham, James Mahon, Frederick Cook, Robert Crooks, William Mitchell, William Black, Robert Williams, William Jones, Thomas Pollitt, Richard Steel, John Burns, Joseph Knowles, Richard Benson, John Wyche, William Roylance, Jos. Street, Jos. White. Moved, seconded and carried— That Elder go to Edinburgh— Elder go to Birmingham, also take charge of the Staffordshire Potteries Conference, and John Burns, Priest go with him— Elder Thomas Kington takes charge of the Herefordshire Conferences, as heretofore, also Garway &c— William Snailam, — — — — — — — — — — — — and Joseph Knowles, Priests to accompany Elder Kington— Brother Robert Crooks, Priest, to go to Bolton— Thomas Richardson, Elder, <​and John Needham, Priest,​> go to Herefordshire — — — , Elder, go to the Isle of Man— <​Elder​> Thomas Tweddle, to Glasgow— John Sanders, Elder, <​to​> labor at Alston, and go to Carlisle as soon as practicable— — Elder <​to​> go to Newcastle upon Tyne— Elder John Parkinson, to — — — Greenoch— Elder Henry Royle, <​and Frederick Cook, Priest​> go to Cly in Flintshire,— William Mitchell, Priest, to Leeds— Elder Thomas Smith, remain at Clitheroe— Elder John Leigh, and James Mahon, priest, go to Arden Cheshire— Joseph White and Richard Steele, Priests, to labor under the direction of ,—
Elder John Smith to be ordained High Priest, to take charge of the Church in and the regions round about— Elder Peter Melling [p. 1108]
October 6 to, or under the regulations of the travelling High Council. called the attention of the Conference to the case of Emma Bolton, a female from the Potteries, who had conducted herself disorderly; Elder Johnson, and others, spoke of several cases of improper conduct on her part; after which it was moved by , seconded by , and carried unanimously, that Emma Bolton be cut off from the Church. The then called the attention of the Conference, to a letter from Isaac Brown and other Officers of the Church at Macclesfield, concerning Elder Heath, and also to some half a dozen charges preferred by the said Isaac Brown, James Galley, Edward Horrocks, and John Horrocks, against the said Samuel Heath, for several items of misconduct and neglecting the duties of his Office, to all of which charges Elder Heath pleaded not guilty. The complainants then entered into proof of the several items, to which Elder Heath replied by stating that the charges against him, were in consequence of a misunderstanding, &c; the proceedings opened a wide field for instruction from , followed by the , who recommended the parties to become reconciled to each other, stating that he did not consider the charges preferred against Elder Heath sufficiently substantiated; to withdraw fellowship from him: when it was moved and seconded, that no further proceedings be taken in this subject, — — — — and carried unanimously. After which the Conference adjourned till seven o clock— At seven o’clock, the meeting was opened by prayer. The having made such preliminary remarks as the importance of the subject called forth, proceeded to call upon those who were willing to volunteer their services to labor in the vineyard of the Lord, when the Officers gave their names as follows. High Priests. , Thomas Smith, , Thomas Kington, , , , , . Elders , John Parkinson, David Moss, Martin Little[HC 4:216]wood, William Parr, Samuel Heath, John Sanders, Theodore Curtis, Henry Royle, Thomas Tweddle, John Leigh, , Thomas Richardson, Priests William Snailam, William Speakman, John Needham, James Mahon, Frederick Cook, Robert Crooks, William Mitchell, William Black, Robert Williams, William Jones, Thomas Pollitt, Richard Steel, John Burns, Joseph Knowles, Richard Benson, John Wyche, William Roylance, Jos. Street, Jos. White. Moved, seconded and carried— That Elder go to Edinburgh— Elder go to Birmingham, also take charge of the Staffordshire Potteries Conference, and John Burns, Priest go with him— Elder Thomas Kington takes charge of the Herefordshire Conferences, as heretofore, also Garway &c— William Snailam, — — — — — — — — — — — — and Joseph Knowles, Priests to accompany Elder Kington— Brother Robert Crooks, Priest, to go to Bolton— Thomas Richardson, Elder, and John Needham, Priest, go to Herefordshire — — — , Elder, go to the Isle of Man— Elder Thomas Tweddle, to Glasgow— John Sanders, Elder, to labor at Alston, and go to Carlisle as soon as practicable— — Elder to go to Newcastle upon Tyne— Elder John Parkinson, to — — — Greenoch— Elder Henry Royle, and Frederick Cook, Priest go to Cly in Flintshire,— William Mitchell, Priest, to Leeds— Elder Thomas Smith, remain at Clitheroe— Elder John Leigh, and James Mahon, priest, go to Arden Cheshire— Joseph White and Richard Steele, Priests, to labor under the direction of ,—
Elder John Smith to be ordained High Priest, to take charge of the Church in and the regions round about— Elder Peter Melling [p. 1108]
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