Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845

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6 May 1844 • Monday

Editorial Note
The following minutes indicate that the council met on 6 May 1844 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:20 p.m. Notice for this meeting was given far enough in advance that a sufficient number of members to form a quorum could gather. , for instance, came from to attend the meeting. In the morning session, JS and a few others spoke on “general principles” and the “order of the kingdom.” In the afternoon session, the council appointed to serve a mission to and appointed to return to to lobby in its next session of Congress. The council also heard reports from members on efforts to effect reconciliation with prominent dissenters from the church: , and , and and . The council voted to “give them over to the buffetings of Satan.” and reported on the state of the Mormon logging and milling operation in and the expectation that twenty-five lumberjacks would soon arrive in in need of means and employment. The council agreed with a plan for the families in the Wisconsin to move to Texas and voted for Wight, Woodworth, and Miller to supervise their emigration. JS again advised most of the council members to travel and campaign for his presidency. He appointed to campaign in and to run for vice president. , the clerk, was away on business. The minutes were likely kept by the recorder, .

Monday May 6th. 1844 10 o clock A.M. Council met pursuant to adjournment. Present Joseph Smith[,] , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
The council opened by singing and prayer by .
The minutes of the last council was read and accepted, and a letter from was also read and followed [p. [229]]
6 May 1844 • Monday

Editorial Note
The following minutes indicate that the council met on 6 May 1844 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:20 p.m. Notice for this meeting was given far enough in advance that a sufficient number of members to form a quorum could gather. , for instance, came from to attend the meeting. In the morning session, JS and a few others spoke on “general principles” and the “order of the kingdom.” In the afternoon session, the council appointed to serve a mission to and appointed to return to to lobby in its next session of Congress. The council also heard reports from members on efforts to effect reconciliation with prominent dissenters from the church: , and , and and . The council voted to “give them over to the buffetings of Satan.” and reported on the state of the Mormon logging and milling operation in and the expectation that twenty-five lumberjacks would soon arrive in in need of means and employment. The council agreed with a plan for the families in the Wisconsin to move to Texas and voted for Wight, Woodworth, and Miller to supervise their emigration. JS again advised most of the council members to travel and campaign for his presidency. He appointed to campaign in and to run for vice president. , the clerk, was away on business. The minutes were likely kept by the recorder, .

Monday May 6th. 1844 10 o clock A.M. Council met pursuant to adjournment. Present Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
The council opened by singing and prayer by .
The minutes of the last council was read and accepted, and a letter from was also read and followed [p. [229]]
Page [229]