lin addressed the
assembly upon the first principles of the gospel. Elder
Zechari ah Hardy then arose, and continued the
subject; urging upon the congregation, the necessity of obeying the
gospel while time and opportunity was granted: others also, followed,
and bore testimony to the truth, and the work of the Last Days.
adjourned for one hour. At one o’clock P. M., conference met pursuant
to adjournment and came to order, when the 21st chapter of St. Luke
was read, and prayer offered by el der A. Dixon and
after the singing of a hymn by the choir, conference was ad dressed by
elder Dixon, from the 27th verse of the above named
chapter. The discourse was interesting and instructive. Further
remarks were made by elder O. Brown—singing by the
choir—after which prayer by the president.
adjourned till evening at early candle-lighting.
conference met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by
opened with prayer by
C. Pendleton. An hymn was then sung by the choir, after which
the congrega tion was addressed upon the coming forth of the Book of
Mormon, and the glorious designs of the Almighty in the same; by C. C.
Pendleton,—was followed in his remarks by others,—singing by the
choir, and concluding prayer by elder A. Dixon.
adjourned until to morrow at 10 A. M.
Sunday 10 o’clock A. M., conference met
pursuant to adjournment, was called to order, when the services of the day
commenced by singing from the choir; and prayer by elder A.
Dixon who after wards proceeded, and addressed the
con ference, from Acts, iii: 19, 20, 21. The discourse was truly
edifying. Additional remarks were made by others.
The branch of
the church of Jesus Christ, on the Fox islands, was
then re presented by elder Otis Shaw, consisting
of 109 members, includicg 5 elders, 1 priest, 2 teachers, and 1
branch of the church on the Main land, was then represented by elder
Levi Gray, consisting of 79 members including 6
elders, 2 priests, and 3 teachers, with intell[i]gence also, of the expulsion of two members
since the September conference; viz:
Totham S. Clark and David
adjourned for one hour.
conference met pursuant to adjournment—meeting opened
by sing ing as usual, and the reading of the lat ter part of the 8th
chapter of Acts and prayer, by president Shaw; after
which most of the elders present (the full num ber being nine) made
some appropriate remarks, and bore testimony to the truth of the
A vote of
thanks was then rendered to the Universalist society for their kindness
in granting the use of the house of wor ship in this place, and to the
citizens gen erally; (more especially to the above mentioned society)
for the kind and hos pitable treatment received by us at their
After singing, the Lord’s supper
was commemorated, and conference adjourn ed, to meet on the
6th day of April 1842 on the
South Fox Island.
Calvin C. Pendleton, Clerk.
COUNCIL OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, TO THE SAINTS OF
Dear Brethren,—As watchmen upon the walls of Zion,
we feel it our duty to stir up your minds, by way of remem brance, of
things which we conceive to be of the utmost importance to the saints.
While we rejoice at the health and pros perity of the saints, and the
good feeling which seems to prevail among us general ly, and the
willingness to aid in the buil ding of the “,” we are
grieved at the conduct of some, who seem to have forgotten the
purpose for which they have gathered. Instead of promo ting union,
appear to be engaged in sow ing strifes and animosities among their
brethren, spreading evil reports; brother going to law with brother,
for trivial cau ses, which we consider a great evil, and altogether
unjustifiable, except in extreme cases, and then not before the
world.— We feel to advise taking the word of God for our guide, and
exhort you not to for get you have come up as Saviors upon Mount Zion,
consequently to seek each other’s good,—to become one: inasmuch as
the Lord has said, “except ye become one ye are none of mine.” Let us
al ways remember the admonitions of the Apostle:—“Dare any of you