4 October 1841 (Monday Morning). Meeting Ground.

Times and Seasons 2 (15 October 1841): 579 [1]

Monday 4th A.M. Conference opened by the choir singing hymn 183 [2] and prayer by Bro. Geo. Smith. [3]

Pres't. Joseph Smith made a lengthy exposition of the condition of the temporal affairs of the church, the agency of which had been committed to him at a general conference in Quincy—explaining the manner that he had discharged the duties involved in that agency, and the condition of the lands and other property of the church. [4]

—4 October 1841


[1] See History of the Church, 4:427. Not in Teachings. The History of the Church entry for this discourse has its source in the Times and Seasons account. The following remarks were made at the October 1841 General Conference of the Church.

[2] "Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed!" was the hymn that was sung.

[3] George A. Smith (1817-75) was Joseph Smith's cousin. He was baptized in 1832 and ordained an apostle in April 1839.

[4] See 5 October 1839, note 2.