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

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<August 11.> <Minutes of  Council.> others also, followed by the clerk, after which, on motion  of , the assembly arranged itself into a  , presiding, and proceeded  to discuss how this difficulty should be disposed of.  Elder thought that for to  make a public confession in the Star, would be the  way to heal the wound. followed with  nearly the same remarks. Elder though<t>  it ought to be quashed here, and go no further, followed  with the same from elders : and said that it was his opinion that ought to make a more public confession  and send by letter to those who are in the same  transgression with himself, and inform them  of this decision, and then if necessary, make it  public in the Star. Elder thought that  the confession ought to be as liberal as the accusation,  or that it ought to be written and published, Elder   said that if would  view this thing in its proper light, he would be  willing to make a public confession, and send  forth, and he advised him to do this for the Sal vation of the abroad. Elder Isaac Story  said that it was his opinion that the plaster ought  to be as large as the wound, that a proper state ment ought to be published abroad. The  then proposed that the council send a certificate  or resolution informing the churches abroad that  the conduct of President Joseph Smith has been  investigated and that he has acted in a proper  manner, and in every respect has conducted him self to the satisfaction of the church in ;  and also let make a proper  Confession, following the same minutes. Elders  , Peter Shirts, , Roswell  Evans, , and made  remarks to the same effect. Elder make made  a few remarks upon the attitude in which now stood stands before the world in endeavoring [p. 532]
August 11. Minutes of Council. others also, followed by the clerk, after which, on motion of , the assembly arranged itself into a , presiding, and proceeded to discuss how this difficulty should be disposed of. Elder thought that for to make a public confession in the Star, would be the way to heal the wound. followed with nearly the same remarks. Elder thought it ought to be quashed here, and go no further, followed with the same from elder : said that it was his opinion that ought to make a more public confession and send by letter to those who are in the same transgression with himself, and inform them of this decision, and then if necessary, make it public in the Star. Elder thought that the confession ought to be as liberal as the accusation, or that it ought to be written and published, Elder said that if would view this thing in its proper light, he would be willing to make a public confession, and send forth, and he advised him to do this for the Salvation of the abroad. Elder Isaac Story said that it was his opinion that the plaster ought to be as large as the wound, that a proper statement ought to be published abroad. The then proposed that the council send a certificate or resolution informing the churches abroad that the conduct of President Joseph Smith has been investigated and that he has acted in a proper manner, and in every respect has conducted himself to the satisfaction of the church in ; and also let make a proper Confession, following the same minutes. Elders , Peter Shirts, , Roswell Evans, , and made remarks to the same effect. Elder made a few remarks upon the attitude in which stands before the world in endeavoring [p. 532]
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