Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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quest it: and the said council of high priests  shall have power to appoint one of their own  number, to preside over such council for the  time being. It shall be the duty of said coun cil to transmit, immediately, a copy of their  proceedings, with a full statement of the tes timony accompanying their decision, to the  high council of the seat of the first presiden cy of the church. Should the parties, or ei ther 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 de cision 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 can not. The latter can only be called in ques tion by the general authorities of the church  in case of transgression.
14 Resolved, that the president, or presi dents of the seat of the first presidency of the  church, shall have power to determine wheth [p. 127]
quest it: and the said council of high priests shall have power to appoint one of their own number, to preside over such council 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 the 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 wheth [p. 127]
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