lands according to the commandments of the Lord. Also, to devise means, or obtain moneys for the relief of the brethern in ; say Two Thousand Dollars, which sum will deliver from Debt for the present, and also to determine the course which the several shall pursue or journey when they leave this place. It was proposed by bro. Joseph that and , go with him to bro. Perry’s and see if, by their united efforts, they could not raise Two Thousand Dollars for the relief of . It was voted, that, bro. , father Bosley, and , should exert themselves to obtain the said Two Thousand Dollars for the present relief of . They all agreed to do all they could to obtain it; and they firmly believed that they could obtain the amount by the first of April. It was also voted that I should tarry and preach in the regions round about until the money could be obtaid and bring it immediately to . Voted that bro’s. Joseph & go to soon. Bro’s. and were appointed to journey to and preach by the way. Bro’s. & Harry Brown, go were appointed to visit the churches in Black River county and obtain all the means they could to help Zion.
21 April 1834 • Monday
Medina Co. Ohio April 21, 1834.
This day a conference of the elders of the church of Christ assem bled at the dwelling house of bro. Carpenters at 10 o’clock A.M.
Opened by singing, “How firm a foundation, &c.” Bro. Joseph Smith Junr. read the 2nd. chapter of the prophecy of Joel & took the lead in prayer; after which, he commenced addressing the congregation, as follows. It is very difficult for us to comm unicate to the churches all that God has revealed to us, in consequence of tradition; for we are differently situated from any other people that ever existed upon this Earth: Consequently [p. 43]