Minutes, 21 April 1834

Norton 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]
Minutes, Norton, OH, 21 Apr. 1834; handwriting of Orson Hyde; in Minute Book 1, pp. 43–47; CHL.