6 October 1839 (Sunday Morning)

Times and Seasons 1 (December 1839):30-31[1]

After some remarks from the President respecting observing order and decorum during conference, Elder Lyman Wight, [2] spoke as to the duties of Priests, Teachers, &c.

President J. Smith, Jr. then spoke as to appointing a Patriarch and other matters connected with the well being of the church. Having now got through the business matters, the President proceeded to give instructions to the Elders respecting preaching the gospel, and pressed upon them the necessity of getting the spirit, so that they might preach with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, to be careful in speaking on those subjects which are not clearly pointed out in the word of God, which lead to speculation and strife.

—6 October 1839


[1] See History of the Church, 4:13. Not in Teachings. The following remarks were made at the October 1839 General Conference of the Church.

[2] Lyman Wight (1796-1858) was baptized in 1830. He was ordained one of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in April 1841.