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Instruction delivered at the General Conference of the Church at Nauvoo, Ill., on Saturday October 2, 1841
Times and Seasons 2 (15 October 1841):576-77

P.M. Pres. Joseph Smith opened by calling on the choir to sing a Hymn--sung 18th Hymn. The President then read a letter from Br. O. Hyde giving an account of his journeys and success in his mission, which was listened to with intense interest; and the conference, by vote, expressed their approbation of the style and spirit of said letter. The President then made remarks on the inclemency of the weather and the uncomfortable situation of the saints with regard to a place of worship, and a place of public entertainment . . . .

¶ Br. L Wight then addressed the conference on the importance of order and uniformity of instruction, and, of unanimity of effort to spread the work of the kingdom. Pres. Joseph Smith then made some corrections of doctrine in quoting a passage from 1 Cor. 12, 281 showing it to be a principle of order or gradation in rising from one office to another in the Priesthood.


1. First Corinthians 12:28 reads:

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

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