Minutes, 1 October 1831

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Minutes of a held in Ohio, October 1. 1831.
Nine present. The duty of the Elders was declared by the Spirit to go forth and warn the inhabitants of the earth of the things known in the in these last days. Br & were to the under the hand of Br. Joseph Smith jr.
. Clerk of Conference. [p. 6]


  1. 1

    See Revelation, 30 Aug. 1831 [D&C 63:37, 57–58].  

  2. 2

    A 20 July 1831 revelation in Missouri had told Phelps to “be planted” in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, “& be established as a Printer unto the Church.” Phelps was in Kirtland, Ohio, in fall 1831 to procure supplies for his printing operation. Without providing an exact date, a later JS history recounts that a conference held around this time directed Phelps “to stop at Cincinnati, on his way to Missouri, and purchase a press and types, for the purpose of establishing and publishing a monthly paper at Independence.” (Revelation, 20 July 1831 [D&C 57:11]; JS History, vol. A-1, 154.)  

  3. 3

    Men were first ordained to the high priesthood at an early June 1831 conference. Coe attended that conference, but he was not ordained at that time. (See Minutes, ca. 3–4 June 1831.)