the council decided that should go and act according to the dictates of the spirit, as his temporal business was as yet unsetled and would probably remain so some length of time no further business.
19 December 1832 • Wednesday
Dec 19th. 1832
A conference this day assembled and ordained an Elder in the Church of Christ by the hand of —
27–28 December 1832 • Thursday–Friday
A conference of High Priests assembled in the translating room in Ohio on the 27th. day of Dec. AD 1832——
Present— —2d, — — Joseph Smith Jr.— — — — — — & commenced by prayer, Then Bro Joseph arose and said, to receive revelation and the blessing of heaven it was nec essary to have our minds in on god and exercise faith and become of one heart and of one mind. therefore he recom mended all present to pray seperatly and vocally to the Lord for to reveal his will unto us concerning the upbuilding of Zion, & for the benifit of the saints and for the duty and employment of the Elders— Accordingly we all bowed down before the Lord, after which each one arose and spoke [p. 3]