Minutes, 28 June 1838

of the meeting, which was to organize  a Presidency, and High Council, to  preside over this stake of Zion, and at tend to the affairs of the church in Da viess county. It was then motioned,  seconded and carried, by the unani mous voice of the assembly, that Pr’s  John Smith, should act as President of  the stake of Adam-ondi-ahman. Rey nolds Cahoon was unanimously chosen  1st and Lyman Wight 2nd counsellors.  After prayer, the Presidents proceded  to the ordination of elder Wight as 2nd  assistant counsellor. Vinson Knight  was then chosen acting Bishop pro  tempore by the unanimous voice of the  assembly. President John Smith, then  proceded to organize the high council.  The counsellors were chosen accord ing to the following order, by a unani mous vote. John Lemon 1st, Daniel  Stanton 2nd, Mayhew Hillman 3rd,  Daniel Carter 4th, Isaac Perry 5th,  Harrison Sagers 6th, Alanson Brown  7th, Thomas Gordon 8th, Lorenzo  Barnes 9th, George A. Smith 10th,  Harvey Olmstead [Olmsted] 11th, Ezra Thayer  12th.
After the ordination of the counsel lors, who had not previously been or dained to the high priesthood. Presi dent J. Smith Jr. made remarks by  way of charge to the Presidents and  counsellors, instructing them in the du ty of their callings, and the responsibil ity of their stations; exhorting them  to be cautious and deliberate, in all  their councils, and to be careful to act  in righteousness in all things. Presi dent John Smith, R. Cahoon and Ly man Wight, then made some remarks.  Lorenzo Barnes was unanimously cho sen clerk of this council and stake;  and after singing the well known hymn  Adam-ondi-ahman, the meeting closed  by prayer by Pres. Cahoon, and a  benediction by Pres. J. Smith Jr.
Daviess Co. June 28 1838.)
J. SMITH Jr. Chairman.
Lorenzo Barnes) Clerks,
Isaac Perry.)
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Minutes, Far West, MO, 28 June 1838; Elders’ Journal, Aug. 1838, pp. 60–61.