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Minutes, 17 September 1837

Sunday 17th Sept. 1837 In an assembly of the  Saints in the house of the Lord, the  following business was transacted by  the Church, N[ewel] K. Whitney the Bishop of  the Church in Kirtland, stated to the  Saints that the time had now arraved  when it was necessary for him to have  an agent, agreeable to the provisions  made for him in the revelations, he  proceded to nominate Elder William  Marks, and then Called upon the Church  to know if it was their minds that Elder  Marks should officiate as Agent to  the Bishop, Voted in the affirmative.  by the unanymous voice of the Church,
Pres. [Sidney] Rigdon then stated that it was necess ary that the Church should have a general  recorder & Clerk, to fill the place of O[liver] Cowdery  who had lately removed to the west, George  W. Robinson was nominated & elected by a unan ymous voice of the Church, to act in that office  as General Clerk & recorder of the whole Church.  Pres. Rigdon made some remarks upon the  duties responsibility &c. of the Bishop his  Agent & Councilors, & the nesessity of their  standing forth immediately to degnify  their office, After some remarks by  Presidents Smith & Rigdon and others upon  the disipline of Children, &c. the administration  of the Lords Supper being attended to, the  meeting Closed by a benediction from the  Bishop.——
G.W. Robinson.} Clerk of the—  (Church [p. 242]
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Minutes, Kirtland, Ohio, 17 Sept. 1837; handwriting of George W. Robinson; in Minute Book 1, pp. 242–245; CHL.

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