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 . It was then motioned, seconded and carried, by the unani mous voice of the assembly, that Pr’s , should act as President of the stake of . was unanimously chosen 1st and 2nd counsellors. After prayer, the Presidents proceded to the ordination of as 2nd assistant counsellor. was then chosen acting Bishop pro tempore by the unanimous voice of the assembly. President , 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, 2nd, 3rd, Daniel Carter 4th, Isaac Perry 5th, 6th, Alanson Brown 7th, Thomas Gordon 8th, Lorenzo Barnes 9th, 10th, Harvey Olmstead [Olmsted] 11th, 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 , and , 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 , and a benediction by Pres. J. Smith Jr.
Daviess Co. June 28 1838.)
J. SMITH Jr. Chairman.
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