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Minutes, 1–5 October 1841

MINUTES OF A CONFERENCE OF  THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST  OF LATTER DAY SAINTS,  HELD IN NAUVOO, ILL., COM MENCING OCT. 1ST, 1841.
Friday, Oct. 1st. In consequence of  the inclemency of the weather, the con gregation were prevented from assem bling, and conference, from business.
Saturday, 2nd, A. M. The confer ence assembled on the meeting ground;  but as the Presidency were absent laying  the corner stone of the Nauvoo House,  business was delayed, and the conference  organised themselves in their several quo rums in order. Br. B[righam] Young opened  divine service, and Br. O[rson] Pratt closed.  The conference then made choice of Br.  Joseph Smith to Preside in conference,  and appointed Elias Smith and Gustavus  Hills as Secretaries.
P. M. Pres. Joseph Smith opened by  calling on the choir to sing a Hymn— sung 18th Hymn. The President then  read a letter from Br. O[rson] Hyde giving an  account of his journeys and success in [p. 576]
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Minutes, Nauvoo, IL, 1–5 Oct. 1841; in Times and Seasons, 15 Oct. 1841, 2:576–580.

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