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Letter from Brigham Young, 29 April 1840

To Pres’t. Joseph Smith and counselors: dear brethren, you no doubt will have the perusal of this letter, and minutes of our conferences

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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; this will give you an idea of what we are doing in this country. If you see any thing in, or about the whole affair, that is not right: I ask, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that you would make known unto us the mind of the Lord, and his will concerning us. I believe that I am as willing to do the will of the Lord, and take counsel of my brethren, and be a servant of the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, as ever I was in my life; but I can tell you, I would like to be with my old [p. 121]
To Pres’t. Joseph Smith and coun selors: dear brethren, you no doubt  will have the perusal of this letter, and  minutes of our conferences

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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; this will  give you an idea of what we are doing  in this country. If you see any thing  in, or about the whole affair, that is not  right: I ask, in the name of the Lord  Jesus Christ, that you would make  known unto us the mind of the Lord,  and his will concerning us. I believe  that I am as willing to do the will of  the Lord, and take counsel of my breth ren, and be a servant of the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

View Glossary
, as  ever I was in my life; but I can tell  you, I would like to be with my old [p. 121]
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Brigham Young

1 June 1801–29 Aug. 1877. Carpenter, painter, glazier, colonizer. Born at Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Brought up in Methodist household; later joined Methodist church. Moved to Sherburne, Chenango Co., New...

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, letter, Ledbury, England, to JS, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 29 Apr. 1840; Times and Seasons, June 1840, pp. 121–122.

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