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Sermon delivered at the General Conference of the Church at Nauvoo, Ill., on April 7, 1840 (Tuesday)
Source: Times and Seasons 1 (April 1840):92-93

The President called upon the Clerk to read the report of the Presidency and High council, with regard to their proceedings in purchasing lands and securing a place of gathering for the saints.

Joseph asks Brethren to help Poor

The report having been read, the President made some observations respecting the pecuniary affairs of the church, and requested the brethren to step forward and assist in liquidating the debts on the town plot, so that the poor might have inheritances.

¶ He then gave some account of his mission to Washington city, in company with President Rigdon and Judge Higbee, the treatment they received and the action of the Senate on the memorial which was presented to them.

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