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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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voice of the and congregation to fill the mission.
Nathan West preferred charges against Samuel Brown , for teaching contrary to council; namely encouraging the brethren in practicing gifts, <(speaking in tongues?)> in Sylvester Hulet high priest, (without council) in a clandestine manner; asserting that he had obtained a witness of the Lord, which <was> a promise of performing the same on receiving the gift of tongues, which gift he had never before received, but afterwards said that he had been in possession of that gift for the space of a year; and in seeming to undervalue the authority or righteousness of the high council by charging Elder West not to say any thing that would tend to prejudice their minds that they might not judge righteously. These charges were sustained by the testimony of , Charles English, Brother Bruce, , , Roxa Slade, , & Silvestre Hulet, and gave the following decision which which, was sanctioned by the council.
<Aug 1. decision of High Council on Samuel Brown.> “According to testimony and the voice of the Holy Spirit which is in us, we say unto you that God in his [HC 2:137] infinite mercy doth yet grant you a space for repentance, therefore if you confess all the charges which have been alledged against you, to be just and in a spirit that we can receive it, then you can stand as a private member in this , otherwise we have no fellowship for you: And also, that the ordination of Sylvester Hulet by Samuel Brown is illegal and not acknowledged by us to be of God. Therefore it is void and of none effect.”
Brother Brown confessed the charges, and gave up his , but retained his membership. council adjourrned on the evening of the first of August, but previous to adjourning the council gave the following letter to the the Elders appointed to visit the churches in , &c.
<Letter to the Saints from the High Council.> “To the Latter Day Saints who have been driven from the land of their , and also those who are gathering in the regions round about, in the western boundaries of ,— the High Council established according to the pattern given by your blessed Savior Jesus Christ, Send greeting:—— Dear Brethren, [p. 527]
voice of the and congregation to fill the mission.
Nathan West preferred charges against Samuel Brown , for teaching contrary to council; namely encouraging the brethren in practicing gifts, (speaking in tongues?) in Sylvester Hulet high priest, (without council) in a clandestine manner; asserting that he had obtained a witness of the Lord, which was a promise of performing the same on receiving the gift of tongues, which gift he had never before received, but afterwards said that he had been in possession of that gift for the space of a year; and in seeming to undervalue the authority or righteousness of the high council by charging Elder West not to say any thing that would tend to prejudice their minds that they might not judge righteously. These charges were sustained by the testimony of , Charles English, Brother Bruce, , , Roxa Slade, , & Silvestre Hulet, and gave the following decision which which, was sanctioned by the council.
Aug 1. decision of High Council on Samuel Brown. “According to testimony and the voice of the Holy Spirit which is in us, we say unto you that God in his [HC 2:137] infinite mercy doth yet grant you a space for repentance, therefore if you confess all the charges which have been alledged against you, to be just and in a spirit that we can receive it, then you can stand as a private member in this , otherwise we have no fellowship for you: And also, that the ordination of Sylvester Hulet by Samuel Brown is illegal and not acknowledged by us to be of God. Therefore it is void and of none effect.”
Brother Brown confessed the charges, and gave up his , but retained his membership. council adjourrned on the evening of the first of August, but previous to adjourning the council gave the following letter to the the Elders appointed to visit the churches in , &c.
Letter to the Saints from the High Council. “To the Latter Day Saints who have been driven from the land of their , and also those who are gathering in the regions round about, in the western boundaries of ,— the High Council established according to the pattern given by your blessed Savior Jesus Christ, Send greeting:—— Dear Brethren, [p. 527]
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