23 March 1833 • Saturday • Second of two entries
23d of March 1833—
A councel of High Priests & Elders assembled in the school room at 9 oclock agreeable to previous arangments.
After opening the councel by prayer by Broth Joseph it was agreed that bro and brother should procede to make purchase of certain farms or to obtain, or to obtain their terms of sail [sale], and and that Bro be appointed to obtain the price of Peter French and the brethren agreed to continue in prayer and fasting for the ultimate success of their mission after an absence of about three hours & returned and made report as follows, That would sell his farm for four thousand dollars and that, would sell his farm for twenty one hundred dollars. and also returned and reported that Peter French would sell his farm for five thousand dollars and after the report of the brethren it was put to vote whether it was the property should be purchased and deceded [decided] in the affirmative it was then agreed that bro and should superintend the pur chasing of said farms and to have the prayer of the brethren and that they should be ordained to that office accordingly ordained them as general agents to be set apart. [p. 18]