Minutes, , Geauga Co., OH, 30 Apr. 1833. Featured version copied [between 4 June and ca. 6 June 1833] in Minute Book 1, pp. 19–20; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.
These minutes of a midweek meeting of demonstrate the variety of concerns that occupied the attention of JS and other leaders of the . In the meeting, participants made financial and administrative decisions while also determining how to follow directions given in a JS revelation. At the meeting, the high priests appointed to raise funds, designated to lead the church branch in , Ohio, and discussed ’s immigration to . Jaques had recently arrived in , Ohio, with a large financial donation for the church, and a revelation dated 8 March 1833 directed that she “should receive money to bear her expences and go up unto the Land of and the residue of her money I [the Lord] will unto myself and reward her in mine own due time.” This , presided over by JS, decided that she would travel with , who was moving to Missouri to work as a typographer for The Evening and the Morning Star in .
William and Elizabeth Stones Jolly were reportedly the first Mormons to live in Parkman, Ohio. They moved from Fayette, New York, to Parkman in late 1831. Elizabeth preached to Noah Packard and gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon, which led to the conversion of Noah and his wife, Sophia Bundy, in early June 1832. Solomon Humphrey was subsequently called to preach in the Parkman area with Noah Packard in December 1832. While it is unknown how many people had joined the church in Parkman by April 1833, the number was apparently sufficient to warrant appointing Greene to oversee a branch there. According to his son, Greene moved his family to Parkman to fulfill this appointment. (“Synopsis of the Life and Travels of Noah Packard,” 1; Minutes, 5 Dec. 1832; Greene, “Biographical Sketch of the Life and Travels of John Portenus Greene,” 2.)
“A Synopsis of the Life and Travels of Noah Packard Written by Himself,” between 1858 and 1860. Typescript. BYU.
Greene, Evan Melbourne. “A Biographical Sketch of the Life and Travels of John Portenus Greene,” 1857. CHL. MS 15390.