Minutes, 17 September 1837–A
- Source Note
JS and , members of the ’s , presided over and participated in a Sunday meeting on 17 September 1837 in the in , Ohio, during which and received new assignments. After Kirtland nominated Marks to become the to the bishop, Marks was unanimously sustained by the members in attendance. Marks appears to have acted as an agent for JS and Rigdon beginning in April 1837, and this appointment may have been an extension of that role. He formally accepted the position in an evening meeting of the elders of the church on 17 September.After was sustained, spoke of the need to appoint a new general recorder and clerk for the church since , who had previously acted in this position, had recently moved to , Missouri. Rigdon nominated one of his sons-in-law, , for the office, and the assembled church members unanimously elected him. Robinson appears to have promptly undertaken his new office; he recorded the minutes featured here, acknowledging his position as “Clerk of the Church.”
Elders’ Journal of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Kirtland, OH, Oct.–Nov. 1837; Far West, MO, July–Aug. 1838.
Geauga Co., OH, Deed Records, vol. 23. Geauga County Archives and Records Center, Chardon, OH.
Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate. Kirtland, OH. Oct. 1834–Sept. 1837.
Cowdery, Oliver. Docket Book, June–Sept. 1837. Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.