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

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<August 7> forth to preach the gospel to the world, but not in  or counties an or their vicinity.
<office and  license taken> testified to the that William  Badson was not capable of filling his office of , because  he had not discretion and understanding sufficient to  act wisely in that capacity whereupon the council voted  unanimously, that his office and be taken from  him; to which he consented and gave up his licence.   and Isaac Higbee, and were  to the , &c. and council adjourned to the 21st. inst.
11 August 1834 • Friday
<11.> <Council Minutes  .> Minutes of a held in on at “ August 11th. 18431834.”
“This day a number of and of the assembled in the new ,  for the purpose of investigating a matter of difficulty growing  out of certain reports or statements made by brother <elder> , one of the of this church, accusing   Joseph Smith Junr. with criminal conduct during  his journey to and from , this spring and sum mer. After coming to order brother <President> Joseph spake a consid erable length upon the circumstances of their journey  to and from , and very minutely laid open  the causes out of which those jealousies of brother and others, had grown. He made a satisfactory  statement concerning his rebukes and chastisements  upon and others, and also concerning the  distribution of moneys and other properties, calling  on brethren present who accompanied him to attest  the same, all of which was satisfactory to the brethren  present, as appeared by their own remarks afterwards.
After brother <President> Joseph had closed his lengthy remarks, made some observations relative to the subject  of their difficulties, and begun to make a partial  confession for his previous conduct, asking forgiveness  for accusing brother Joseph publicly on the saturday  previous of prophecying lies in the name of the Lord,  and for abusing (as he had said,) his (’s) character,  before the brethren while journeying to the west. made some remarks, by way of reproof upon the  conduct of . Elder spoke, [p. 531]
August 7 forth to preach the gospel to the world, but not in or counties or their vicinity.
office and license taken testified to the that William Badson was not capable of filling his office of , because he had not discretion and understanding sufficient to act wisely in that capacity whereupon the council voted unanimously, that his office and be taken from him; to which he consented and gave up his licence. and Isaac Higbee, and were to the , &c. and council adjourned to the 21st. inst.
11 August 1834 • Friday
11. Council Minutes . Minutes of a held at “ August 11th. 1834.”
“This day a number of and of the assembled in the new , for the purpose of investigating a matter of difficulty growing out of certain reports or statements made by elder , one of the of this church, accusing Joseph Smith Junr. with criminal conduct during his journey to and from , this spring and summer. After coming to order President Joseph spake a considerable length upon the circumstances of their journey to and from , and very minutely laid open the causes out of which those jealousies of brother and others, had grown. He made a satisfactory statement concerning his rebukes and chastisements upon and others, and also concerning the distribution of moneys and other properties, calling on brethren present who accompanied him to attest the same, all of which was satisfactory to the brethren present, as appeared by their own remarks afterward.
After President Joseph had closed his lengthy remarks, made some observations relative to the subject of their difficulties, and begun to make a partial confession for his previous conduct, asking forgiveness for accusing brother Joseph publicly on the saturday previous of prophecying lies in the name of the Lord, and for abusing (as he had said,) his (’s) character, before the brethren while journeying to the west. made some remarks, by way of reproof upon the conduct of . Elder spoke, [p. 531]
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