24 August 1835 • Monday
August 24th 1835
Minutes of the High council of the Church held by the Presidency of the same.
It was decided after due deliberation that Jonathan Stevens be ordained an Elder and go forth to preach the gospel: and that he situate his family in if his circumstances permit, and that his sons Uzziel and Lyman and his son in law , Elders, also situate their families here or else where and go forth also and preach the gospel. It was voted that President ordain brother J. Stevens an Elder which after prayer he accordingly did.
It was also further decided that brethren & go to this fall to purchase land for the church in Essex N. Y. according to previous appointment by the voice of said church.
Closed by prayer of the
14 September 1835 • Monday
Minutes of a high council of the Presidency held Sept. 14th 1835.
It was decided that as the laborer is worthy of his hire whenever President is called upon to pronounce
patriarchal blessings upon the church he be paid for his time at the rate of ten dollars per week, and his expenses found. It was further decided that President be appointed and hereafter serve as scribe to attend blessing meetings. and that he receive for his services at the same ratio, having his expenses borne also. [p. 107]