History, 1834–1836

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with him were in some degree discountinanced.
then gave way to his brethren and they arose and spoke in turn until they had all spoken acquiessing in the observations of and made some additions to his remarks as follows,— That the letter in question which they received from the presidency, in which two of their number were suspended, and the rest severely chastened, and was upon testimony that was unwarantable also that particular stress, was laid upon a certain letter which the presidency had received from Dr. of New York, in which he prefered charges against the twelve which were false; and upon which the presidency had acted, in chastning them.
And therefore the twelve had come to the conclusion that the presidency had lost confidence in them; and that whereas the church in had caressed them at the time of their appointment to the apostleship; they now treated them coolly and appeared to have lost confidence in them also.— They spoke of their having engaged in the work, or at least some of them almost from it’s commencement and had borne the burden in the heat of the day, and passed through many trials, & hardship, and that the presidency ought not to suspect their fidelity nor loose confidence in them, neither to have chastened them upon such testimony as was lying before them.
They also urged the necessity of an explanation upon the letter which they received from the presidency, and the propriety of their having information as it respects their duties authority &c. That they might come to understanding. in all things, that they might act in perfect unison and harmony before the Lord and be prepared for the enduement.— Also that the twelve had prefered a charge against for his unchristian conduct, which the presidency had disregarded.— also that Pres. on a certain occasion, made use of language to one of the twelve that was unchristian, and unbecoming any man; and that they would not submit to such treatment.
The remarks of all the twelve, were made in a very forcible, determined, & explicit manner; yet cool, & deliberate. [p. 181]
with him were in some degree discountinanced.
then gave way to his brethren and they arose and spoke in turn until they had all spoken acquiessing in the observations of and made some additions to his remarks as follows,— That the letter in question which they received from the presidency, in which two of their number were suspended, and the rest severely chastened, was upon testimony that was unwarantable also that particular stress, was laid upon a certain letter which the presidency had received from Dr. of New York, in which he prefered charges against the twelve which were false; and upon which the presidency had acted, in chastning them.
And therefore the twelve had come to the conclusion that the presidency had lost confidence in them; and that whereas the church in had caressed them at the time of their appointment to the apostleship; they now treated them coolly and appeared to have lost confidence in them also.— They spoke of their having engaged in the work, or at least some of them almost from it’s commencement and had borne the burden in the heat of the day, and passed through many trials, & hardship, and that the presidency ought not to suspect their fidelity nor loose confidence in them, neither to have chastened them upon such testimony as was lying before them.
They also urged the necessity of an explanation upon the letter which they received from the presidency, and the propriety of their having information as it respects their duties authority &c. That they might come to understanding. in all things, that they might act in perfect unison and harmony before the Lord and be prepared for the enduement.— Also that the twelve had prefered a charge against for his unchristian conduct, which the presidency had disregarded.— also that Pres. on a certain occasion, made use of language to one of the twelve that was unchristian, and unbecoming any man; and that they would not submit to such treatment.
The remarks of all the twelve, were made in a very forcible, determined, & explicit manner; yet cool, & deliberate. [p. 181]
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