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Times and Seasons, 15 February 1842

sented by elder Joel McWithee, numbering 3 elders, 1 deacon, and 22 members, generally in good standing.
The Attica branch was represented by Alvirus Webster, numbering 1 priest, 1 teacher, and 15 members, generally in good standing.
The Alabama branch was represented by P. H. Winegar, numbering 1 elder, 1 teacher, and 11 members, in good standing.
The branch at Akron was represented by L. Harrington, numbering 2 elders, 1 priest, 2 teachers, 1 deacon, and 36 members. (17 members removed to the west since last conference.)
The Castile branch was represented by R. D. Sprague, numbering 2 elders, and 13 members,—3 added since last conference.
The Bath branch was represented by elder Young, numbering 1 teacher, and 11 members.
The Sparta branch was represented by Ralph L. Young, numbering 2 elders, 1 priest, 1 deacon, and 17 members.
The Howard branch was represented by elder Young, numbering 1 elder, 1 priest, and 14 members.
The Portage branch was represented by elder Young, numbering 1 deacon, and 8 members.
The Loon Lake branch was represented by R. L. Young, numbering 1 elder, and 6 members.
Tower of Yates, numbers 4 members.
Scattering members 9 members.
Whole number in conference represented, 232.
Voted, that we take into consideration the subject of assisting elder C. Thompson to defray the expenses of publishing his books in proof of the Book of Mormon.
Voted, that a committee be appointed on the above subject to report to-morrow morning at 9 o’clock.
John L. Bartholf, Tho’s. Moore, elder Joel McWithee, elder Young, and Alvirus Webster, were appointed that committee.
Conference adjourned until this evening at 6 o’clock to meet in the court-house.
Conference met at 6 o’clock agreeable to adjournment opened meeting by singing and prayer by elder Charles Thompson.
Sermon preached by elder Young on the faith once delivered to the saints.
Elder Charles Thompson president, addressed the conference on the duties of the several officers in the several branches.
Conference adjourned to meet at the court-house to-morrow morning at 9 o’clock A. M.
Conference met at 9 o’clock, opened by singing and prayer.
Heard the report of the committee on the subject of assisting elder Thompson to defray the expense of publishing his book on the evidences of the Book of Mormon. Postponed that subject for public preaching.
Sermon preached by elder Martin on the subject of the gospel.
Adjourned for 1 hour, met accordingly, proceeded to business relating to the assistance of elder Thompson in publishing the book.
Voted, that a committee of 10 be appointed to assist in selling and giving circulation to the book.
Joel McWithee, P. H. Winegar, John Sharo, Benjamin Waldron, John L. Bartholf, Hiram Thompson, Daniel Rnssel, Thomas Moore, Joseph Shadbolt, and S. W. Disbrow, were appointed that committee.
Voted, that elder Stratten be disfellowshiped until he make satisfaction, and that he be cited to appear for trial at the next conference in Castile.
Voted, that the presiding elders of each branch present a list of all the members in each branch, and their standing in the same, at the next conference.
Voted, that this conference adjourn to meet at Castile Centre, Wyoming county, on the first Saturday and Sabbath in June next A. D. 1842.
CHARLES THOMPSON, Pres’t.
John L. Bartholf, Clerk.
Batavia, Dec. 26, 1841.
 
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the county of Waldo, met according to appointment, in a quarterly conference in hope; on the 25th day of Dec. 1841, at 10 o’clock A. M.
Meeting was called to order, when elder Otis Shaw was chosen to preside, and Calvin C. Pendleton was chosen clerk. After a few feeling remarks by the president of the conference, he then read Acts 2nd chapter from the 12th verse, to the end of the chapter. The president then led in prayer, after which elder Willard Mul [p. 698]
sented by elder Joel McWithee, number ing 3 elders, 1 deacon, and 22 members,  generally in good standing.
The Attica branch was represented by  Alvirus Webster, numbering 1 priest, 1  teacher, and 15 members, generally in  good standing.
The Alabama branch was represented  by P. H. Winegar, numbering 1 elder,  1 teacher, and 11 members, in good stand ing.
The branch at Akron was represented  by L. Harrington, numbering 2 elders,  1 priest, 2 teachers, 1 deacon, and 36  members. (17 members removed to the  west since last conference.)
The Castile branch was represented by  R. D. Sprague, numbering 2 elders, and  13 members,—3 added since last confer ence.
The Bath branch was represented by  elder Young, numbering 1 teacher, and  11 members.
The Sparta branch was represented by  Ralph L. Young, numbering 2 elders, 1  priest, 1 deacon, and 17 members.
The Howard branch was represent ed by elder Young, numbering 1 elder,  1 priest, and 14 members.
The Portage branch was represented  by elder Young, numbering 1 deacon, and  8 members.
The Loon Lake branch was represent ed by R. L. Young, numbering 1 elder,  and 6 members.
Tower of Yates, numbers 4 members.
Scattering members 9 members.
Whole number in conference repre sented, 232.
Voted, that we take into consideration  the subject of assisting elder C. Thomp son to defray the expenses of publishing  his books in proof of the Book of Mor mon.
Voted, that a committee be appointed  on the above subject to report to-morrow  morning at 9 o’clock.
John L. Bartholf, Tho’s. Moore, elder  Joel McWithee, elder Young, and Alvirus  Webster, were appointed that committee.
Conference adjourned until this eve ning at 6 o’clock to meet in the court- house.
Conference met at 6 o’clock agreeable  to adjournment opened meeting by sing ing and prayer by elder Charles Thomp son.
Sermon preached by elder Young on  the faith once delivered to the saints.
Elder Charles Thompson president, ad dressed the conference on the duties of  the several officers in the several branch es.
Conference adjourned to meet at the  court-house to-morrow morning at 9  o’clock A. M.
Conference met at 9 o’clock, opened  by singing and prayer.
Heard the report of the committee on  the subject of assisting elder Thompson  to defray the expense of publishing his  book on the evidences of the Book of Mor mon. Postponed that subject for public  preaching.
Sermon preached by elder Martin on  the subject of the gospel.
Adjourned for 1 hour, met accordingly,  proceeded to business relating to the as sistance of elder Thompson in publishing  the book.
Voted, that a committee of 10 be ap pointed to assist in selling and giving cir culation to the book.
Joel McWithee, P. H. Winegar, John  Sharo, Benjamin Waldron, John L. Bar tholf, Hiram Thompson, Daniel Rnssel,  Thomas Moore, Joseph Shadbolt, and  S. W. Disbrow, were appointed that  committee.
Voted, that elder Stratten be disfellow shiped until he make satisfaction, and  that he be cited to appear for trial at the  next conference in Castile.
Voted, that the presiding elders of each  branch present a list of all the members  in each branch, and their standing in the  same, at the next conference.
Voted, that this conference adjourn to  meet at Castile Centre, Wyoming county,  on the first Saturday and Sabbath in June  next A. D. 1842.
CHARLES THOMPSON, Pres’t.
John L. Bartholf, Clerk.
Batavia, Dec. 26, 1841.
 
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter  Day Saints, in the county of Waldo, met  according to appointment, in a quarterly  conference in hope; on the 25th day of  Dec. 1841, at 10 o’clock A. M.
Meeting was called to order, when el der Otis Shaw was chosen to preside, and  C[alvin] C. Pendleton was chosen clerk. Af ter a few feeling remarks by the president  of the conference, he then read Acts 2nd  chapter from the 12th verse, to the end  of the chapter. The president then led  in prayer, after which elder Willard Mul [p. 698]
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