Mormon History 1830-1844

Doctrine & Practice

Minutes of August 24, 1831
Second coming, gathering, sacrifice.
Date   August 24, 1831  
Far West Record: Minutes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1844, edited by Donald Q. Cannon and Lyndon W. Cook (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company), 1983.
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Location   Kaw township, Jackson county, Missouri  
Description   … a special Conference held … by special commandment of the Lord …    
Moderator   Not named    
Clerk   John Corrill    
Elders present   David Whitmer
Hyrum Smith
Edward Partridge
Harvey Whitlock
Simeon Carter
Samuel Drollenger
Isaac Morley
John Corrill
  David, Hyrum, and Harvey were three of the four elders Joseph met on August 13 and for whom he received D&C 62. The fourth was John Murdock who was no doubt too ill to attend. ¶ John Murdock
Open   Singing.
Prayer by Hyrum Smith.
Tithes   Edward comments on Malachi 3.   Tithes and offerings.
Second coming   Harvey Whitlock comments on the second coming.    
  Hyrum exhorts on gathering to Zion, reads part of Psalm 102.   Probably verses 13–28.
Righteousness, sacrifice  

John Corrill and David Whitmer exhort to acts of righteousness and sacrifice all for Christ.

Prayer   Isaac Morley exhorts to prayer for Joseph and Sidney, Edward, and himself.    
Selah J. Griffin   Edward moves Selah J. Griffin remain a while when he arrives if the Spirit so directs him. All agree.    
William E. McLellin   William E. McLellin (h) is "admitted to be ordained an elder by the voice of the Conference."   William was ordained by Hyrum and Edward.
Close   Sing "Glorious things." Prayer by Edward Partridge.    

Jackson County Minutes

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