Appeal and Minutes, 21 June 1833

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I, , haveing been tried befor the in a charge of Unchristian like conduct  with the female sex, and myself being absent at the time  and considering that strict justice was not done me. I do  by these presents most solemly enter my appeal unto the council of for a re hearing, according to  the privilege gurranteed to me in the  which is now assembled in the school room in   this 21st. June 1833— It was motioned seconded  and voted that Bro be granted a re-hearing—  Bro Joseph, the , opened the council by prayer— The council  then proceeded to ordain two High Priests to make out the number, twelve,  that the council or <Church> Court might be orgazized [organized], and were by the hands of Bro by the voice  of the council, s case was laid before the Court &  the testimony against him [was] given in by &  and duly investigated. It was decided that should be for given because of the liberal confession which he made. This council  decided that the Bishops Council decided correctly before, and  that ’s crime was sufficient to cut him off from the ch urch, but on his confession, he was restored—
<Joseph Smith Jr—> [p. 21]
I, , haveing been tried befor the in a charge of Unchristian like conduct with the female sex, and myself being absent at the time and considering that strict justice was not done me. I do by these presents most solemly enter my appeal unto the council of for a re hearing, according to the privilege gurranteed to me in the which is now assembled in the school room in this 21st. June 1833— It was motioned seconded and voted that Bro be granted a re-hearing— Bro Joseph, the , opened the council by prayer— The council then proceeded to ordain two High Priests to make out the number, twelve, that the council or Church Court might be orgazized [organized], and were by the hands of Bro by the voice of the council, s case was laid before the Court & the testimony against him [was] given in by & and duly investigated. It was decided that should be forgiven because of the liberal confession which he made. This council decided that the Bishops Council decided correctly before, and that ’s crime was sufficient to cut him off from the church, but on his confession, he was restored—
Joseph Smith Jr— [p. 21]
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