Minutes of a General conference held by The Church of the Latter Day Saints at the Presbyterian Camp Ground Near Adams County, Illinois, on Saturday the 4th of May 1839.
At a quarter past eleven oclock, the meeting was called to order And President Joseph 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 and , concerning a certain purchase of Land in the , made for the Church, by the Presidency
The following Resolutions were unanimously agreed to.
1rst. Resolved, that , , and 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.
2nd Resolved, That be appointed or received into the Church in full Bishopric.
3rd Resolved that this conference does entirely sanction [p. ]