Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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for the time being. It shall be the duty of said council to  transmit, immediately, a copy of their proceedings, with a full  statement of the testimony accompanying their decision, to  the high council of the seat of the first presidency of the  church. Should the parties, or either of them, be dissatisfied  with the decision of said council, they may appeal to the high  council of the seat of the first presidency of the church, and  have a re-hearing, which case shall there be conducted, accor ding to the former pattern written, as though no such decision  had been made.
12 This council of high priests abroad, is only to be called on  the most difficult cases of church matters: and no common or  ordinary case is to be sufficient to call such council. The  travelling or located high priests abroad, have power to say  whether it is necessary to call such a council or not.
13 There is a distinction between the high council of travel ling high priests abroad, and the travelling high council compo sed of the twelve apostles, in their decisions: From the de cision of the former there can be an appeal, but from the de cision of the latter there cannot. The latter can only be cal led in question by general authorities of the church in case  of transgression.
14 Resolved that the president, or presidents of the seat of  the first presidency of the church, shall have power to deter mine whether any such case, as may be appealed, is justly en titled to a re-hearing, after examining the appeal and the ev idences and statements accompanying it.
15 The twelve counsellors then proceeded to cast lots, or  ballot, to ascertain who should speak first, and the following  was the result; namely:—
No. 1No. 7
“ 2“ 8
“ 3“ 9
“ 4“ 10
“ 5“ 11
“ 6“ 12
After prayer the conference adjourned.
,)Clerks.
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for the time being. It shall be the duty of said council to transmit, immediately, a copy of their proceedings, with a full statement of the testimony accompanying their decision, to the high council of the seat of the first presidency of the church. Should the parties, or either of them, be dissatisfied with the decision of said council, they may appeal to the high council of the seat of the first presidency of the church, and have a re-hearing, which case shall there be conducted, according to the former pattern written, as though no such decision had been made.
12 This council of high priests abroad, is only to be called on the most difficult cases of church matters: and no common or ordinary case is to be sufficient to call such council. The travelling or located high priests abroad, have power to say whether it is necessary to call such a council or not.
13 There is a distinction between the high council of travelling high priests abroad, and the travelling high council composed of the twelve apostles, in their decisions: From the decision of the former there can be an appeal, but from the decision of the latter there cannot. The latter can only be called in question by general authorities of the church in case of transgression.
14 Resolved that the president, or presidents of the seat of the first presidency of the church, shall have power to determine whether any such case, as may be appealed, is justly entitled to a re-hearing, after examining the appeal and the evidences and statements accompanying it.
15 The twelve counsellors then proceeded to cast lots, or ballot, to ascertain who should speak first, and the following was the result; namely:—
No. 1No. 7
“ 2“ 8
“ 3“ 9
“ 4“ 10
“ 5“ 11
“ 6“ 12
After prayer the conference adjourned.
,)Clerks.
,)
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