. Tuesday, Nov. 10. 1837.
At a general meeting of the ordained members of the
Church of Latter Day Saints in this place, Elder
opened the meeting by
prayer, and Pres’t.
read the memorial of the
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.
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
It was then voted that the town of
be enlarged so that it contain four sections— that is, two
Voted, that Bishop
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.
and John W.
Clark, were ordained Elders, and William J.
Lemans was ordained a Priest.
then closed the meeting by prayer.