8 April 1842 (Friday). Grove

Wilford Woodruff Diary[1]

Conference opened at 10 oclock Elder L. Wight Presidents J Smith & Hyram Smith & others spoke…. In the afternoon Elders Amasa Lyman & Wm Smith [2] occupied the stand in the afternoon & was followed by Joseph with a few remarks & the Conference closed.

—8 April 1842


[1] History of the Church, 4:586, which is based on Times and Seasons (15 April 1842), does not mention that the Prophet spoke at this session of April 1842 General Conference. Not in Teachings. Wilford Woodruff's report is here published for the first time.

[2] William Smith (1811-93), the Prophet's younger brother, was baptized in 1830 and was ordained as apostle in 1835.