Dear The Girl Next Door,
This comment is further enlightenment to your question about general conferece transcripts from the early days of the Church.
Board Question #9681
I had emailed them about the matter, and I just got a reply today. Here it is:
" Many of the speeches given by Joseph Smith are published in the HISTORY OF THE CHURCH. The minutes of the early conference are also published there. The Jospeh Fielding Smith Institute of Church History at Brigham Young University is publishing the papers of Joseph Smith. You should contact them and talk to them about your questions concerning Joseph Smith's talks. I would be glad to help you also. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffery O. Johnson
Church History Library