MINUTES OF A CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, HELD IN , 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 , business was delayed, and the conference organised themselves in their several quo rums in order. Br. opened divine service, and Br. 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. giving an account of his journeys and success in [p. 576]