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

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<Aug 11> to preach the gospel. moved for a decision  relative to the first question, (viz.) What is to be done to ar rest the evil? The Moderator then proceeded after a few  remarks, to give a decision according to a motion previ ously made, (viz) that an article be published in the  Evening and the Morning Star, by the direction of the  , that the in has investigated  the conduct of Joseph Smith Junr., while  journeying to the west and returning, and that we  find that he has acted in every respect in an honorable  and proper manner with all moneys and other  properties, entrusted to his charge. After which a vote  was taken and carried. A motion was then made  by and seconded by that a  committe of three be appointed to write the article  for the Star, agreeably to the decision. The , , and , we<re> nominated and appointed  by unanimous vote. then said that  he was willing to publish a confession in the Star.”
, Clerk.”

16 August 1834 • Saturday

<16.  Letter to the  High Council> I wrote to , , ,   and others of the High Council of Zion, from   August 16th. 1834.
Dear Brethren, After so  long a time, I dictate a few lines to you to let you  know that I am in , and that I found  all well well when I arrived, as pertaining to health  &c, but our common Adversary had taken the ad vantage of our brother and others  who gave a false coloring to almost every transaction  from the time we left until we returned,  and thereby stirred up a great difficulty in the  church against me. Accordingly I was met  in the face and eyes as soon as I had got home  with a catalogue as black as the author himself,  and the cry was Tyrant! Pope!! King!!! Usurper!!!!  Abuser of men!!!!! Angel!!!!!! False prophet!!!!!!!  Prophecying Lies in the name of the Lord!!!!!!!! Taking monies!!!!!!!!! and every other lie to fill up  and complete the catalogue that was necessary to [p. 533]
Aug 11 to preach the gospel. moved for a decision relative to the first question, (viz.) What is to be done to arrest the evil? The Moderator then proceeded after a few remarks, to give a decision according to a motion previously made, (viz) that an article be published in the Evening and the Morning Star, by the direction of the , that the in has investigated the conduct of Joseph Smith Junr., while journeying to the west and returning, and that we find that he has acted in every respect in an honorable and proper manner with all moneys and other properties, entrusted to his charge. After which a vote was taken and carried. A motion was then made by and seconded by that a committe of three be appointed to write the article for the Star, agreeably to the decision. The , , and , were nominated and appointed by unanimous vote. then said that he was willing to publish a confession in the Star.”
, Clerk.”

16 August 1834 • Saturday

16. Letter to the High Council I wrote to , , , and others of the High Council of Zion, from August 16th. 1834.
Dear Brethren, After so long a time, I dictate a few lines to you to let you know that I am in , and that I found all well when I arrived, as pertaining to health &c, but our common Adversary had taken the advantage of our brother and others who gave a false coloring to almost every transaction from the time we left until we returned, and thereby stirred up a great difficulty in the church against me. Accordingly I was met in the face and eyes as soon as I had got home with a catalogue as black as the author himself, and the cry was Tyrant! Pope!! King!!! Usurper!!!! Abuser of men!!!!! Angel!!!!!! False prophet!!!!!!! Prophecying Lies in the name of the Lord!!!!!!!! Taking monies!!!!!!!!! and every other lie to fill up and complete the catalogue that was necessary to [p. 533]
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