Minutes and Discourse, 3–5 October 1840

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adjourned to Monday morning.
Monday morning, Oct., 5th. Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was opened by prayer by .
Elder after a few preliminary remarks, read an article on the , composed by president Joseph Smith jr, after which,
delivered an excellent discourse on the same subject at some considerable length.
Conference adjourned for one hour.
During the intermission a large number were .
Two o’clock P. M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment.
Elder addressed the conference on the subject of baptism for the dead and other subjects of interest to the .
The president then made some observations, and pronounced his benediction on the assembly.
Dr. said that many persons had been accused of crime, and been looked upon as guilty, when on investigation it has been ascertained that nothing could be aduced against them,—Whereupon,
On motion; it was resolved that no person be considered guilty of crime, unless proved so by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
next brought before the conference the treatment the saints had experienced in , and wished to know, whether the conference would take any further steps in relation to obtaining redress.
On motion. Resolved that and be appointed a committee to obtain redress for the wrongs sustained in .
The committee on reported that they had ordained thirty nine to the ministry.
On motion. Resolved that this conference be dismissed, and that the next conference be held on the 6th day of April next.
JOSEPH SMITH jr., Pres’t.
, Clerk, [p. 187]
adjourned to Monday morning.
Monday morning, Oct., 5th. Conference met pursuant to adjournment and was opened by prayer by .
Elder after a few preliminary remarks, read an article on the , composed by president Joseph Smith jr, after which,
delivered an excellent discourse on the same subject at some considerable length.
Conference adjourned for one hour.
During the intermission a large number were .
Two o’clock P. M. Conference met pursuant to adjournment.
Elder addressed the conference on the subject of baptism for the dead and other subjects of interest to the .
The president then made some observations, and pronounced his benediction on the assembly.
Dr. said that many persons had been accused of crime, and been looked upon as guilty, when on investigation it has been ascertained that nothing could be aduced against them,—Whereupon,
On motion; it was resolved that no person be considered guilty of crime, unless proved so by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
next brought before the conference the treatment the saints had experienced in , and wished to know, whether the conference would take any further steps in relation to obtaining redress.
On motion. Resolved that and be appointed a committee to obtain redress for the wrongs sustained in .
The committee on reported that they had ordained thirty nine to the ministry.
On motion. Resolved that this conference be dismissed, and that the next conference be held on the 6th day of April next.
JOSEPH SMITH jr., Pres’t.
, Clerk, [p. 187]
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