The subject of absent Councillors was discussed when it was decided that those who can not attend the Councils, resign their seats and let others fill their them who will be able to attend punctually.
6 April 1838 • Friday
April 6th 1838
Agreeable to a resolution passed the High Council of Zion, March 3rd 1838, the saints of <in> assembled at this place, to hold the anniversary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints and to transact Church buisness.
The meeting was opened by singing and prayer by — After which President Joseph Smith jr read the order of the day as follows;—
“The doors will be opened at 9 o’clock A.M. & the meeting will commence by singing and Prayer.
A sexton will then be appointed for a door keeper & other services in the house of the Lord.
Two historians will then be appointed to write and keep the Church history.
Also a general recorder to keep the records of the whole Church, & be the Clerk of the First Presidency
And a clerk will be appointed for the high Council & to keep the Church records of this Stake.
And three Presidents will be appointed to preside over this Church of Zion.
After which our address will be delivered by the presidency:
Then an intermission of one hour will take place—,
When the meeting will again convene & open by singing & prayer:
The Sacrament will then be administered and the blessing of infants attended to:
The meeting then proceeded to buisness was appointed sexton & assistant and were appointed histor ians;