Minutes of a
General conference held by The Church of the Latter Day Saints, at the
Presbyterian Camp Ground Near
Illinois, on Saturday the 4th of May 1839.
At a quarter
past eleven oclock, the meeting was called to order And President
Smith Jr appointed Chairman, A hymn was then sung, When
President Smith addressed a few observations on
the state of his own peculiar feelings, after having been so long
separated from his brethren &c &c and then proceeded to open the
meeting by prayer, When after some prliminary remarks by Elders
, concerning a certain
purchase of Land in the
, made for the Church, by the Presidency
Resolutions were unanimously agreed to.
1rst. Resolved, that
be appointed a travelling committe to
gather up and obtain all the libelous reports and publications which have
been circulated against our Church, as well as other historical matter
connected with said Church which they can possibly obtain.
That be appointed or received into the Church in full
Resolved that this Conference does entirely sanction