Recommendation from Quincy, Illinois, Branch, between 20 October and 1 November 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

At a public Meeting of the of the , held in the City of , Illinois, on the 20th Day of October 1839, the expression of the Church was called for, concerning the standing and Fellowship of Joseph Smith Junior, in said Church, there were present about One Hundred Members, composed of the , , , <​​> , , and lay Members, who gave their Unanimous Voice, that he be considered the over said Church, and have ever considered him as such since the rise of the Church,—uncriminated of any Crime whereby he might be— amenable to the Laws of the Land, and as such they recommend him, to all to whom this may Come.—
Clerk
Presiding Elder of the Meeting [p. [1]]
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Footnotes

  1. 1

    “High Council” likely refers to the high council of the Quincy branch. Because records of the Quincy branch’s organization are scant prior to June 1840, it is unclear who constituted this council. (See Quincy, IL, Branch, Record Book, 21 June 1840, 2.)  

    Quincy, IL, Branch, Record Book / “Record of the Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Quincy, (Ill),” 1840–1846. CHL. LR 5361 21, fd. 1.

  2. 2

    Sloan was the branch clerk as well as the clerk for this 20 October 1839 meeting. (Quincy, IL, Branch, Record Book, 21 June 1840, 2.)  

    Quincy, IL, Branch, Record Book / “Record of the Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Quincy, (Ill),” 1840–1846. CHL. LR 5361 21, fd. 1.

  3. 3

    Cahoon was the presiding elder of the branch as well as the presiding elder of this 20 October 1839 meeting. (Quincy, IL, Branch, Record Book, 21 June 1840, 2.)  

    Quincy, IL, Branch, Record Book / “Record of the Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Quincy, (Ill),” 1840–1846. CHL. LR 5361 21, fd. 1.