<October 12> and 1 deacon, the whole of who<m> had received the fulness of the Everlasting Gospel and been baptized in less than seven months, in that part of the vineyard which he first opened in the month of March, and the work is still progressing very rapidly throughout that region, and among the number baptized there has not been much less than one hundred preachers of — — — various <sects>. [blank] He also attended the Conference <in> the Staffordshire Potteries, which met at Hanley on the 28th. of September, and heard represented 231 members 9 elders 32 priests, 9 teachers, and 9 deacons, most of who<m> received the work, since our arrival there, last winter and spring; while he was attending these Conferences, Elders , and continued their labors in <London> until the first of October at which time we met together again in Staffordshire and enjoyed each others company while journeying together to Manchester, — — — — — <where> the Quorum of the travelling High Council, with many Elders and Saints had the privilege of once more sitting in a general Conference together on the 6th. of October in the Carpenters Hall — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — <where> we heard represented 3626 Saints and 383 Official members. At the July Conference there were— 2513 Saints and 256 Official members— making an increase in three months of 1113 Saints and 127 Official members, besides over 200 Saints including many Elders, Priests Teachers and Deacons who have emigrated to which would make over 1300 additions to the Churches in Europe during the last three months, and over 2000 since our Conference held in Preston on the 15th. April which representation at that time was 1671 Saints and 132 Official Members.
Thus you see the Lord hath given us an increase and blessed the labors of the Servants of God universally in this land, for which we feel thankful, and our constant prayer to God is that his kingdom may roll forth, that the messengers bearing the everlasting gospel may be diligent, meek and humble, not weary in well doing but waiting with patience for their reward, which lies at the end of the race, that their joy may be Full — — .”
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17 October 1840 • Saturday
<17> Saturday 17 A Conference was held at , Elder presiding, 896 Members were represented, including 24 Elders, 11 Priests, 6 Teachers, 5 Deacons in — — — — — — , and vicinity—
19 October 1840 • Monday
“ Hancock Co. Ill. Octr. 19. 1840. To the Saints in , Ohio, Dearly beloved brethren in the Kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. We take this opportunity of informing you that we yet remember the Saints scattered abroad in the regions of , and feel interested in their welfare as well as in that of the Saints at large. We have beheld with feelings peculiar to ourselves the situation of things in and the numerous difficulties to which the Saints have been subjected, by [p. 1113]