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Minutes, 6 April 1838

the meeting will commence by singing and  prayer.
A sexton will then be appointed for a door  keeper and other services in the house of the  Lord.
Two historians will then be appointed to  write and keep the church history.
Also a general recorder to keep the records  of the whole Church, and be the clerk of the  first presidency.
And a clerk will be appointed for the high  Council, and to keep the Church records of  this stake.
And three presidents will be appointed to  preside over this Church of Zion.
After which an address will be delivered by  the presidency:
Then an intermission of one hour will take  place;
When the meeting will again convene and  open by singing and prayer;
The Sacrament will then be administered  and the blessing of infants attended to;
The meeting then proceeded to business  George Morey was appointed sexton and  Dimick Huntington assistant;
John Corrill and Elias Higbee were appoin ted historians;
George W Robinson was appointed gen eral Church Recorder and Clerk for the first  Presidency;
Ebenezer Robinson was appointed Church  Clerk and Recorder for this stake of Zion and  Clerk for the high Council;
Thomas B Marsh was appointed President  pro tempore of the Church in Zion, and Brig ham Young and David W Patten his assis tant Presidents:
The meeting adjourned for one hour—and  again opened by David W Patten—After  which the bread and wine was administered,  and 95 infants were brought forward and bles sed—When on motion the meeting closed.
JOSEPH SMITH Jr.
President.
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Minutes, Far West, MO, 6 Apr. 1838; Elders’ Journal, July 1838, pp. 46–47.

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