Conference met pursuant to appointment, on Saturday the 6th of April, 1844.
Present, President Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon and William Marks.
Of the Twelve, Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, Wilford Woodruff, John Taylor, and George A. Smith.
The members of the High Council, an immense number of elders, and an innumerable concourse of people
Saturday, April 6, 1844.
Presidents Joseph and Hyrum Smith came to the stand at 1/
William Clayton Report
Pres. Joseph & Hyrum came to the stand Meeting called to order by Er B. Young
The choir sung an Hymn after which Pres. Joseph Smith arose to state to the congregation the business which would have to come before them. It had been expected that the little petty difficulties which had existed would be brought up, but it would not be the case. He intended to give them some instruction on the principles of eternal truth but would defer it untill the last in consequences of the weakness of his lungs. The Elders would give instruction and then if necessary he would offer such corrections as might be necessary to fill the interstices. Those who wanted to sow the seeds of discord will be disapointed for the wisdom of God will direct him in the seventh hour He feels in closer communion and better standing with God than ever before in his life. He was glad of the opportunity 10 appear in their midst. He thanked God for the glorious day that God had given us. He believe they will keep good order.
Joseph Smith Diary, by Willard Richards
I made a few introductory remarks to an immense number of the saints assembled on the 14th Anniversary of Church in the grove 1/
Wilford Woodruff Diary
Conference assembled at 10, oclock AM April 6 President (B. Young, Called the Conference to order. (President Joseph Smith Said He Should not occupy time in Speaking of any difficulties that might have occured in our midst, Said He was not a fallen prophet, & never in any nearer relationship to God than at the present time, & would show before the Conferen[ce] closed that God was with him.) 
Willard Richards Diary
Special [meeting] at the stand 1/
—6 April 1844
 See History of the Church, 6:287-88. Not in Teachings. The original source for the History of the Church account is Times and Seasons (1 May 1844), and it appears that the Times and Seasons report is based on William Clayton's minutes of the Prophet's remarks. The accounts of the Prophet's brief remarks on this occasion in the Joseph Smith Diary, the Wilford Woodruff Diary, and the Willard Richards Diary are here published for the first time.
 The Prophet is here alluding to a vocal group of apostates, headed by William Law, that accused Joseph Smith of being a fallen prophet. They specifically opposed his teachings on the plurality of Gods, priesthood sealings, and plural marriage.