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Minutes, 10 November 1837

Far West. Tuesday, Nov. 10. 1837.
At a general meeting of the ordained members of the  Church of Latter Day Saints in this place, Elder Thomas  B. Marsh opened the meeting by prayer, and Pres’t. S[idney] Rigdon  read the memorial of the Bishop of Kirtland, and his coun sellors, to the churches abroad of Sept. 18th. 1837. He then  laid before the meeting the subject of laying off Cities,  of consecrating for public purposes, and for remunerating those  who appoint and lay them off, &c. When it was unanim ously voted that all city plotts, hereafter laid off, after remuner ating those for their labors who may be engaged in appointing and  laying off the same, shall be consecrated for the public benefit  of the church— for building houses for public worship, or  such other purposes as the church shall say.
President Rigdon then read the prospectus of the “Elders’  Journal,”— which was unanimously received. It was then  also unanimously voted that the persons present use their  exertions to support said paper.
It was then voted that the town of Far West  be enlarged so that it contain four sections— that is,  two miles square.
Voted, that Bishop Edward Partridge and his counsel lors be appointed a committee to appraise the land adjacent to  the present Town Plott, see that it is enlarged according to the  above vote, provided the present holders of the lands will take  such a price for the same, as the above appraisers shall think  worth, and that the same be then disposed of as is voted above.
A call was then made for those whose circumstances were  such as to permit, to go out to preach, to present themselves.  These were twenty-three who arose.
Sylvester H. Earl, Henry Jackson, Harrison Sagers and  John W. Clark, were ordained Elders, and William J. Lemans  was ordained a Priest.
President Rigdon then closed the meeting by prayer.
Oliver Cowdery Clerk—. [p. 86]
Minutes, Far West, Missouri, 10 Nov. 1837; handwriting of Ebenezer Robinson; in Minute Book 2, p. 85; CHL.

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