History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 8​> kind, it was voted that Leicester and Nottingham, and the surrounding country be organized into a Conference, to be called the Leicestershire Conference, and that elder Thomas Margetts preside over the same.
Voted that elder Thomas Harris go and labor about the neighborhood of Lancaster, under the direction and presidency of elder John Banks.
also voted that elder George P. Waugh be appointed to preside over the Froomshill Conference.
Voted also that elder John Johnson be appointed to preside over the Cheltenham Conference.
Voted that priest William Walker be ordained an elder, and be appointed to labor in Hull.
Evening service.
The meeting being opened by singing and prayer, the appointment of , in connexion with elder Ward, to the presidency of the churches in this land, was read from the minutes of the Council of the Twelve, held in , when the sanction of the Conference was called for and given unanimously.
Elder Ward then proceeded to lay the state of the presidency in the British Isles before the church. He remarked that he, in connexion with , felt the greatest anxiety that the position of the presidency should be thoroughly understood, and that all the business and proceedings of the same should be conducted in such a manner as to be open to the inspection of all. They were at present laboring under considerable difficulties in consequence of so many demands made upon their resources by the authorities of , in sending over a number of families at the expense of the means arising from the emigration department. He rejoiced to state that any profits arising from business in were to be subject to the order of the authorities at , and that they had given us directions to send all the poor Saints, and that they should truly rejoice in appropriating any means in their hands for that purpose.
Elder Walker spoke on upholding the presidency, and eloquently expressed his confidence in the same.
Elder Cairns spoke on the purchase of the various publications. He remarked that the sale of the publications was absolutely necessary in order that the work of the Lord might roll onward— that it was a great mistake to suppose that because the Saints purchased the publications, they would therefore not contribute as much for the support of those who labored amongst them; he was not afraid of this; only let the Saints be thoroughly imbued with the principles contained in the publications, and he knew that they would be prepared to act in righteousness, and would never forget that the laborer was worthy of his hire. He had found our publications hid up in a cupboard, the Saints not knowing that there were such; but he had made it a rule to take them with him to the meetings, and the consequence was, that he disposed of them. Strangers became interested in the principles of truth by [p. 2007]
April 8 kind, it was voted that Leicester and Nottingham, and the surrounding country be organized into a Conference, to be called the Leicestershire Conference, and that elder Thomas Margetts preside over the same.
Voted that elder Thomas Harris go and labor about the neighborhood of Lancaster, under the direction and presidency of elder John Banks.
also voted that elder George P. Waugh be appointed to preside over the Froomshill Conference.
Voted also that elder John Johnson be appointed to preside over the Cheltenham Conference.
Voted that priest William Walker be ordained an elder, and be appointed to labor in Hull.
Evening service.
The meeting being opened by singing and prayer, the appointment of , in connexion with elder Ward, to the presidency of the churches in this land, was read from the minutes of the Council of the Twelve, held in , when the sanction of the Conference was called for and given unanimously.
Elder Ward then proceeded to lay the state of the presidency in the British Isles before the church. He remarked that he, in connexion with , felt the greatest anxiety that the position of the presidency should be thoroughly understood, and that all the business and proceedings of the same should be conducted in such a manner as to be open to the inspection of all. They were at present laboring under considerable difficulties in consequence of so many demands made upon their resources by the authorities of , in sending over a number of families at the expense of the means arising from the emigration department. He rejoiced to state that any profits arising from business in were to be subject to the order of the authorities at , and that they had given us directions to send all the poor Saints, and that they should truly rejoice in appropriating any means in their hands for that purpose.
Elder Walker spoke on upholding the presidency, and eloquently expressed his confidence in the same.
Elder Cairns spoke on the purchase of the various publications. He remarked that the sale of the publications was absolutely necessary in order that the work of the Lord might roll onward— that it was a great mistake to suppose that because the Saints purchased the publications, they would therefore not contribute as much for the support of those who labored amongst them; he was not afraid of this; only let the Saints be thoroughly imbued with the principles contained in the publications, and he knew that they would be prepared to act in righteousness, and would never forget that the laborer was worthy of his hire. He had found our publications hid up in a cupboard, the Saints not knowing that there were such; but he had made it a rule to take them with him to the meetings, and the consequence was, that he disposed of them. Strangers became interested in the principles of truth by [p. 2007]
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