Minutes, 26–27 April 1832

Pursuant to a 1 March 1832 revelation instructing them to “sit in counsel with the saints in Zion,” JS, Newel K. Whitney, Sidney Rigdon, and others met in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, on 26 April 1832 to organize “Literary and Merchantile establishments” for the church. The conference also gave Rigdon and Edward Partridge the opportunity to reconcile differences between them dating to the previous year. See Revelation, 26 April 1832.
The high priests attending this conference acknowledged JS as “President of the High Priesthood.” That office had been introduced on 11 November 1831, and JS was subsequently appointed to the position on 25 January 1832 at Amherst, Ohio.
Ebenezer Robinson recorded these minutes in Minute Book 2 in spring 1838, apparently from notes taken at the April 1832 conference.