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

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<July> three sons, namely , and ,  in the name of the Lord. Also blessed his  son, . stated to the that  a greater responsibility rested upon him than before their  organization of the as it was not his privilege to counsel  with any of them except the , and his own coun selors, and desired their prayers, that he might be en abled to act in righteousness.
<  before the  High Council> I next presented the case of to the council to  have their decision whether he should take his family to  , and if so, when he shall start; As it had been  deemed necessary for him to assist in the printing establish ment. It was motioned and carried that four of the  counselors speak on the subject, two on each side,  namely, and for the  Plaintiff; and and for the ,  after hearing the pleas the President decided that it was the  duty of to go to to assist in printing,  and that his family remain in the region where they were,  and that he have an honorable discharge from his station  in Zion for a season, (as soon as he can accomplish his  business,) signed by the President and clerk.
<Decision  on  .> It was then proposed by that  the president of the church in Zion, should go to ,  and assist in promoting the cause of christ, as being one  of the three witnesses. This case was argued by and in behalf of the Plaintiffs,  and and for the church:  after which it was decided, as before that Brother go to the east and assist on the great work of  the , and be his own judge as to leaving his  family or taking them with him. It was also decided  that and go east, as soon  as convenient. The , , , ,  and members present then covenanted with hands uplift ed to heaven, that they would uphold Brother  as president in Zion, in my absence, and  and as assistant presidents or counselors, and my self as of the ; and one another by faith and prayer [p. 513]
July three sons, namely , and , in the name of the Lord. Also blessed his son, . stated to the that a greater responsibility rested upon him than before their organization as it was not his privilege to counsel with any of them except the , and his own counselors, and desired their prayers, that he might be enabled to act in righteousness.
before the High Council I next presented the case of to the council to have their decision whether he should take his family to , and if so, when he shall start; As it had been deemed necessary for him to assist in the printing establishment. It was motioned and carried that four of the counselors speak on the subject, two on each side, namely, and for the Plaintiff; and and for the , after hearing the pleas the President decided that it was the duty of to go to to assist in printing, and that his family remain in the region where they were, and that he have an honorable discharge from his station in Zion for a season, (as soon as he can accomplish his business,) signed by the President and clerk.
Decision on . It was then proposed by that the president of the church in Zion, should go to , and assist in promoting the cause of christ, as being one of the three witnesses. This case was argued by and in behalf of the Plaintiffs, and and for the church: after which it was decided, as before that Brother go to the east and assist on the great work of the , and be his own judge as to leaving his family or taking them with him. It was also decided that and go east, as soon as convenient. The , , , , and members present then covenanted with hands uplifted to heaven, that they would uphold Brother as president in Zion, in my absence, and and as assistant presidents or counselors, and myself as of the ; and one another by faith and prayer [p. 513]
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