said that he had professed religion for a number of years yet
now felt to bear testimony of the goodness of God, & also to
all to the Lord.
said that he had nothing to
consecrate to the Lord of the things of the Earth, yet he felt to
consecrate himself to and
Was thankful that God had given him a place among his Saints, felt
will ing to labor for their good.
said that he was determined to be for God and none else come
life or death, also remembered his covenant that he would consecrate all
that he had to the Lord.
said that he thought best that the information of the coming
forth of the
Mormon be related by
Joseph himself to the
that all might know for themselves.
Smith jr. said that it was not intended to tell the world all the
particulars of the coming forth of the book of Mormon, & also said
that it was not expedient for him to relate these things &c.
laid before the
Conference the case of Sister Marsh & family who
were somewhat destitute.
said that he was surprised that the case of Sister
Marsh should be brought to this Conference, as she and her
family were provided for as well as her brethren around her.
Smith Jr said that he intended to do his duty before the Lord and
hoped that the brethren would be patient, as they had a con siderable
distance. also said that the promise of God was that the greatest blessings
which God had to bestow should be given to those who contributed to the
support of his family while
the fulness of the Scriptures; also said until we have perfect love we are liable
to fall and when we have a testimony that our names are sealed in the
Lamb’s Book of life we have perfect love & then it is impossible for
false Christ’s to decieve us. also said that the Lord held the
bound to provide for the families
of the absent Elders while proclaiming the Gospel: further said that
the God had often sealed up the heavens because of
covetousness in the Church. Said that the Lord would cut his work short in
righteousness and except the church recieve the fulness of the
Scriptures that they would yet fall.