Times and Seasons, 1 July 1842

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to preside, and C[alvin] C. Pendleton clerk.— After singing and prayer the president of the conference gave some useful advice and instruction upon the course of life and procedure of the saints, in this region of country, as members of the church of Christ, and was followed in his remarks by other elders present. After singing and prayer conference adjourned until 2 P. M.
The branch of the church of Christ in Vinalhaven, was then represented by Elder Otis Shaw, consisting of eighty four members, including 4 elders, 1 teacher and 1 deacon,—9 excluded and two added since last conference.
The branch of the church on the main land, in the county of Waldo, was then represented by C. C. Pendleton, numbering 70 members, including 3 elders, 1 priest and 3 teachers. Three members, included, have been added since the Dec. conference.
The branch of the church of Christ in St. George, Lincoln county, was represented by Elder Alfred Dixon, numbering 18 members, including one elder, one priest, one teacher, and one deacon; three of the number have been added since the conference in December. Most of the members composing this branch were formerly included in the Waldo branch on the main.
After many appropriate remarks from the elders present it was
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of this conference be transmitted to , after which the conference adjourned to meet in Hope, on the third day of July next, at 10 o’clock A. M.
ALFRED DIXON, Pres’t.
C. C. Pendelton, Clerk.
Elder John Waymand writes from the Big Rock, Kendall county, Illinois, and states that in that neighborhood a small branch has been raised, consisting of two elders, one priest, one deacon, and eleven members.
 
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A meeting of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was held pursuant to previous notice, in the Hall, 245, Spring street, on Wednesday, the 18th of May. Present, seven high priests, eighteen elders, six priests, and four teachers.
The meeting having been called to order, Elder was elected president and appointed Secretary.
A fervent address to the throne of grace was offered by .
Delegates being called on to represent the different branches, Elder , of one of the quorums of seventy elders represented the following, viz:— The branch at , N. H. to consist of seventy one members, including one priest and one teacher, all baptized by himself.
The branch at Gilsum, N. H. to consist of from twenty to thirty members.
The branch at New Salem, Mass. to consist of thirty six members, on the 1st of March last.
The branch at Wendell; Mass. to consist of about thirty five members.
The branch at Leverett, in the same state, to consist of twenty members, and stated that he had delivered a course of lectures in the city of Lowell, and had baptized ten.
Priest Merrill represented the branch at Norwalk, Ct. to consist of thirty one members, all in good standing.
C. H. Wandell, who is the presiding elder of the above branch, corroborated the preceding report, and stated that he had baptized nineteen since last conference.
Elder Dougherty reported that he and Elder Lane had labored for several months in Orange county, N. Y., in Essex county, N. J., and in , and had baptized eleven.
Elder Lane confirmed the report of his colleague, and added that they had held a discussion with Mr. Origen Bachelor, the result of which was the removal of much prejudice, and the conversion of many opponents into friends.
Elder stated that he had organized a branch of thirty members in ; had baptized eighteen since then, and that many were investigating. He also remarked that he had baptized seven at Cope Cod—that there were four members at Medfield, and five at New Bedford, Mass.
Elder Dougherty reported that there were three members, including one priest, at Pompton, N. J.
Elder Beebe represented five members, not organized, at Hicksville, L. I. [Long Island]
Elder Leach represented the branch at Paterson N. J. to consist of nineteen members, two priests, one teacher, and one deacon.
Elder represented the branch at Granville, N. J. to consist of [p. 844]
to preside, and Calvin C. Pendleton clerk.— After singing and prayer the president of the conference gave some useful advice and instruction upon the course of life and procedure of the saints, in this region of country, as members of the church of Christ, and was followed in his remarks by other elders present. After singing and prayer conference adjourned until 2 P. M.
The branch of the church of Christ in Vinalhaven, was then represented by Elder Otis Shaw, consisting of eighty four members, including 4 elders, 1 teacher and 1 deacon,—9 excluded and two added since last conference.
The branch of the church on the main land, in the county of Waldo, was then represented by C. C. Pendleton, numbering 70 members, including 3 elders, 1 priest and 3 teachers. Three members, included, have been added since the Dec. conference.
The branch of the church of Christ in St. George, Lincoln county, was represented by Elder Alfred Dixon, numbering 18 members, including one elder, one priest, one teacher, and one deacon; three of the number have been added since the conference in December. Most of the members composing this branch were formerly included in the Waldo branch on the main.
After many appropriate remarks from the elders present it was
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of this conference be transmitted to , after which the conference adjourned to meet in Hope, on the third day of July next, at 10 o’clock A. M.
ALFRED DIXON, Pres’t.
C. C. Pendelton, Clerk.
Elder John Waymand writes from the Big Rock, Kendall county, Illinois, and states that in that neighborhood a small branch has been raised, consisting of two elders, one priest, one deacon, and eleven members.
 
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A meeting of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was held pursuant to previous notice, in the Hall, 245, Spring street, on Wednesday, the 18th of May. Present, seven high priests, eighteen elders, six priests, and four teachers.
The meeting having been called to order, Elder was elected president and appointed Secretary.
A fervent address to the throne of grace was offered by .
Delegates being called on to represent the different branches, Elder , of one of the quorums of seventy elders represented the following, viz:— The branch at , N. H. to consist of seventy one members, including one priest and one teacher, all baptized by himself.
The branch at Gilsum, N. H. to consist of from twenty to thirty members.
The branch at New Salem, Mass. to consist of thirty six members, on the 1st of March last.
The branch at Wendell; Mass. to consist of about thirty five members.
The branch at Leverett, in the same state, to consist of twenty members, and stated that he had delivered a course of lectures in the city of Lowell, and had baptized ten.
Priest Merrill represented the branch at Norwalk, Ct. to consist of thirty one members, all in good standing.
C. H. Wandell, who is the presiding elder of the above branch, corroborated the preceding report, and stated that he had baptized nineteen since last conference.
Elder Dougherty reported that he and Elder Lane had labored for several months in Orange county, N. Y., in Essex county, N. J., and in , and had baptized eleven.
Elder Lane confirmed the report of his colleague, and added that they had held a discussion with Mr. Origen Bachelor, the result of which was the removal of much prejudice, and the conversion of many opponents into friends.
Elder stated that he had organized a branch of thirty members in ; had baptized eighteen since then, and that many were investigating. He also remarked that he had baptized seven at Cope Cod—that there were four members at Medfield, and five at New Bedford, Mass.
Elder Dougherty reported that there were three members, including one priest, at Pompton, N. J.
Elder Beebe represented five members, not organized, at Hicksville, L. I. [Long Island]
Elder Leach represented the branch at Paterson N. J. to consist of nineteen members, two priests, one teacher, and one deacon.
Elder represented the branch at Granville, N. J. to consist of [p. 844]
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