Account of Meeting and Discourse, 18 June 1842, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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June 18th Saterday The Citizens of Both Male & female assembled near the for a general meeting many thousands were assembled Joseph the seer arose & spoke upon several subjects.
Among other subjects he spoke his mind in great plainness concerning the iniquity & wickedness of Gen , & exposed him before the public. He also prophesied in the Name of the Lord Concerning the merchants in the that if they with the rich did not open their hearts & contribute to the poor that they would be cursed by the hand of God & be cut off from the land of the living, The main part of the day was taken up upon the business of the agricultural & manufacturing society ie we have a Charter granted us by the Legislator of the for that purpose & the time has come for us to make use of that Charter it is divided into stock of $50. dollars each share, any person owning one share became a member of the society a stockholder, each share is entitled to one vote this is esstablished with a view of helping the poor arangments were entered into to commence operations immediately
Also Joseph commmanded the Twelve to organize the Church more according to the Law of God that is to require of those that come in to be setteled according to their council & also to appoint a committee to wait upon all who arive & make them welcome & council them what to do . & was the committee appointed to wait upon emigrants & settle them. [p. [154]]