History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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going out to proclaim the gospel, and he sincerely asked pardon of the Lord, and of his brethren, and particularly Brother Joseph. He also said he was willing to ask the forgiveness of this . He said that relative to certain charges, which were that he “had not attended meetings,” and had “treated lightly some of the weak” &c; that he had attended meetings, generally; and as for speaking or treating lightly any brother because of he his weakness, was foreign from his mind, and was that which he had never done, nor could ever find such principles in his bosom. Joseph said he had no hardness, he only wished to consider this as a chastisement, and that the council were bound to notice his conduct heretofore; but now if was willing to walk according to the he should have his hand of fellowship. The council then expressed their satisfaction at s confession. (signed) , Clerk of Council.
5 April 1834 • Saturday
Saturday March [April] 5th. I went to as a witness for , and returned in the evening. Mr Russel the States Attorney for , called on me. He appeared in a gentlemanly manner, and treated me with great respect.
7 April 1834 • Monday
April 7th. Eld , , , and and myself met in the council room, and bowed down before the Lord, and prayed that he would furnish the means to deliver the from debt, that they might be set at liberty; also that I might prevail [HC 2:47] against that wicked man, , and that he might be put to shame,
The wrote Elder , who yet remained in the state of as follows.
April 7th 1834.
“Dear ,
We recived yours of the 31st ultimo, in due course of mail, and were much grieved on learning that you were not like to succeed, according to our ex [p. 450]
going out to proclaim the gospel, and he sincerely asked pardon of the Lord, and of his brethren, and particularly Brother Joseph. He also said he was willing to ask the forgiveness of this . He said that relative to certain charges, which were that he “had not attended meetings,” and had “treated lightly some of the weak” &c; that he had attended meetings, generally; and as for speaking or treating lightly any brother because of his weakness, was foreign from his mind, and was that which he had never done, nor could ever find such principles in his bosom. Joseph said he had no hardness, he only wished to consider this as a chastisement, and that the council were bound to notice his conduct heretofore; but now if was willing to walk according to the he should have his hand of fellowship. The council then expressed their satisfaction at s confession. (signed) , Clerk of Council.
5 April 1834 • Saturday
Saturday March April 5th. I went to as a witness for , and returned in the evening. Mr Russel the States Attorney for , called on me. He appeared in a gentlemanly manner, and treated me with great respect.
7 April 1834 • Monday
April 7th. , , , and myself met in the council room, and bowed down before the Lord, and prayed that he would furnish the means to deliver the from debt, that they might be set at liberty; also that I might prevail [HC 2:47] against that wicked man, , and that he might be put to shame,
The wrote Elder , who yet remained in the state of as follows.
April 7th 1834.
“Dear ,
We recived yours of the 31st ultimo, in due course of mail, and were much grieved on learning that you were not like to succeed, according to our ex [p. 450]
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