Times and Seasons, 1 October 1842

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to be the last year of the world, and God should supply the inhabitants thereof with a large amount of food beyond the power of consumption, the present year, where is the evidence of his wisdom, or of the truth of that declaration—“My ways are equal?”
 
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Joe Smith was seen on the 3d inst., on his way to , and it was thought he would push for . His influence is on the wane most evidently.—St. Louis Picket Guard.
It is a great pity that humbuggery was not on the wane too. Joe Smith is at his residence in , attending to and administering the droppings of Mormon beneficence. Apropos—would it not be a more wise course for the press abroad to drop this nonsensical jargon about the Mormons—let them pursue their vocations after their own modes, customs and consciences, than to be eternally poking sharp sticks at a harmless inoffensive sect? Surely we should think so. What say you, friend Whitney?
 
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CONFERENCE MINUTES.
Minutes of a conference of the elders of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, held at Alexander, Genesee co. N. Y., on the 27–8 of August A.D. 1842.
The conference met according to previous adjournment and organized by calling Elder R. L. Young to the chair and C. R. Clark clerk; after which a hymn was then sung and the throne of Grace addressed by Elder Pelatiah Brown.
On motion said conference was adjourned to 1 o’clock P. M. Conference met according to adjournment, a hymn being sung and prayer by the president, conference proceeded to business.
Motioned and carried that the clerk take the names of all the official members present, which are as follows: high priest, : of the Seventy, Charles Thompson, Harmon H. Hill, Joel McWithey: Elders, Geo. Thomson, Hiram Thompson, C. R. Clark, S. W. Disbrow, Nathan Hatch, [blank] Taylor, Benjamin Waldron, Thomas Pearson, Pelatiah Brown, Geo. Brown, Rowland Cobb, Nathan Bradley, R. L. Young, R. D. Sprague: Priests, Miron Alger, John L. Bartholf, Alviras Webster, Daniel Adams: Teachers, Silas Alger, Joseph Shamp, Joseph Shadbolt, Linus Whiting, James E. Herrington: Deacons, Samuel Mott, Isaiah Call.
Representation of the several branches belonging to said conference.
Alexander branch represented by Samuel Mott, consists of 24 members, 2 elders, 1 deacon.
Batavia branch represented by S. W. Disbrow, consists of 22 members, 2 elders, 1 priest, 1 teacher.
Acron branch represented by James E. Herrington, consists of 9 members, 1 elder, 1 priest.
Charlotte Centre branch represented by Thomas Pearson, consists of 16 members, 3 elders.
Attica branch represented by Alviras Webster, consists of 13 members, 1 priest, 1 teacher.
Castile branch represented by Benjamin Waldron, consists of 5 members, 2 elders, 1 teacher. Also 4 members, living near by.
Bennington branch represented by Joel McWithey, consists of 24 members, 2 elders, 1 deacon.
Sparta branch represented by R. L. Young, consists of 13 members, 2 elders, 1 deacon; 2 moved away since last conference.
Loon Lake branch represented by R. L. Young, consists of 6 members, 2 elders.
Howard and Bath branches represented by R. L. Young, consist of 25 members, 1 priest, 1 teach[er.]
In Burns are 2 members and 1 elder.
In Grove are 5 members and 1 teacher.
In Granger are 2 members and 1 elder.
Conference then adjourned to Br. Geo. Thompson’s at early candle light.
Opened agreeable to adjournment: after singing and prayer, conference proceeded to business.
Moved and carried that no elder or priest belonging to any of the branches under the jurisdiction of this conference, go beyond the jurisdiction of his branch to preach and build up the church without a recommend from said conference; and that no officer shall hereafter be ordained to any of the above branches except for the express purpose of presiding over or in said branch without the voice of the conference.
Motioned and carried that Richard D. Spraque and Rowland Cobb have a recommend to build up the church in the regions round about. [p. 941]
to be the last year of the world, and God should supply the inhabitants thereof with a large amount of food beyond the power of consumption, the present year, where is the evidence of his wisdom, or of the truth of that declaration—“My ways are equal?”
 
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Joe Smith was seen on the 3d inst., on his way to , and it was thought he would push for . His influence is on the wane most evidently.—St. Louis Picket Guard.
It is a great pity that humbuggery was not on the wane too. Joe Smith is at his residence in , attending to and administering the droppings of Mormon beneficence. Apropos—would it not be a more wise course for the press abroad to drop this nonsensical jargon about the Mormons—let them pursue their vocations after their own modes, customs and consciences, than to be eternally poking sharp sticks at a harmless inoffensive sect? Surely we should think so. What say you, friend Whitney?
 
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CONFERENCE MINUTES.
Minutes of a conference of the elders of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, held at Alexander, Genesee co. N. Y., on the 27–8 of August A.D. 1842.
The conference met according to previous adjournment and organized by calling Elder R. L. Young to the chair and C. R. Clark clerk; after which a hymn was then sung and the throne of Grace addressed by Elder Pelatiah Brown.
On motion said conference was adjourned to 1 o’clock P. M. Conference met according to adjournment, a hymn being sung and prayer by the president, conference proceeded to business.
Motioned and carried that the clerk take the names of all the official members present, which are as follows: high priest, : of the Seventy, Charles Thompson, Harmon H. Hill, Joel McWithey: Elders, Geo. Thomson, Hiram Thompson, C. R. Clark, S. W. Disbrow, Nathan Hatch, [blank] Taylor, Benjamin Waldron, Thomas Pearson, Pelatiah Brown, Geo. Brown, Rowland Cobb, Nathan Bradley, R. L. Young, R. D. Sprague: Priests, Miron Alger, John L. Bartholf, Alviras Webster, Daniel Adams: Teachers, Silas Alger, Joseph Shamp, Joseph Shadbolt, Linus Whiting, James E. Herrington: Deacons, Samuel Mott, Isaiah Call.
Representation of the several branches belonging to said conference.
Alexander branch represented by Samuel Mott, consists of 24 members, 2 elders, 1 deacon.
Batavia branch represented by S. W. Disbrow, consists of 22 members, 2 elders, 1 priest, 1 teacher.
Acron branch represented by James E. Herrington, consists of 9 members, 1 elder, 1 priest.
Charlotte Centre branch represented by Thomas Pearson, consists of 16 members, 3 elders.
Attica branch represented by Alviras Webster, consists of 13 members, 1 priest, 1 teacher.
Castile branch represented by Benjamin Waldron, consists of 5 members, 2 elders, 1 teacher. Also 4 members, living near by.
Bennington branch represented by Joel McWithey, consists of 24 members, 2 elders, 1 deacon.
Sparta branch represented by R. L. Young, consists of 13 members, 2 elders, 1 deacon; 2 moved away since last conference.
Loon Lake branch represented by R. L. Young, consists of 6 members, 2 elders.
Howard and Bath branches represented by R. L. Young, consist of 25 members, 1 priest, 1 teacher.
In Burns are 2 members and 1 elder.
In Grove are 5 members and 1 teacher.
In Granger are 2 members and 1 elder.
Conference then adjourned to Br. Geo. Thompson’s at early candle light.
Opened agreeable to adjournment: after singing and prayer, conference proceeded to business.
Moved and carried that no elder or priest belonging to any of the branches under the jurisdiction of this conference, go beyond the jurisdiction of his branch to preach and build up the church without a recommend from said conference; and that no officer shall hereafter be ordained to any of the above branches except for the express purpose of presiding over or in said branch without the voice of the conference.
Motioned and carried that Richard D. Spraque and Rowland Cobb have a recommend to build up the church in the regions round about. [p. 941]
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