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

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<Aug 23> <Conference Minutes> in the holy covenant they have professed to embrace,  that nothing can, in the end, operate against their  good, and that while wickedness abounds, as in  days of old, the characters of those seeking the greatest  good for their fellow men, will be shamefully traduced,  and every act of their lives misrepresented, and a  false shade thrown over their worthy deeds, calcu lated to create an evil prejudice in the minds  of community, to prevent if possible, the increase  of light, the better to effect their own purposes, and  keep men in error. We say, dear brethren may peac[e]  and the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ be multi plied unto you, through the knowledge of the truth  forever.
Resolved that the minutes be signed by the  and , and published to the in the “Evening  and the Morning Star”
” Moderator”
, Clerk”
We, the undersigned, members of the above named , for the satisfaction of ou[r] brethren abroad, fell [feel]  it to be our duty to say to those with whom we have  a personal acquaintance, that we were present  during the foregoing investigation, and cheerfully con cur in the spirit of the above minutes and join  in saying that we are perfectly satisfied, that what ever impressions may have gone abroad, or whatever  may remain with any in this vicinity relative to  the conduct of our , Joseph Smith Junr.  we are certain (from evidence) that he conducted  himself in all respects as set forth in the resolu tions of this conference. We are induced to make  these statements, that the innocent may not  suffer wrongfully, and that the minds of our  brethren and friends may be satisfied that every  appearance of evil is, in this place, searched out  and that nothing unbecoming a society of people  professing godliness, is suffered to exist among  <Additional Testimony> them. ; Benson, Vt; Asa Lyman; Parishville, N.  Y: , , Erie, Co. Pensylvania; Isaac Story, [p. 539]
Aug 23 Conference Minutes in the holy covenant they have professed to embrace, that nothing can, in the end, operate against their good, and that while wickedness abounds, as in days of old, the characters of those seeking the greatest good for their fellow men, will be shamefully traduced, and every act of their lives misrepresented, and a false shade thrown over their worthy deeds, calculated to create an evil prejudice in the minds of community, to prevent if possible, the increase of light, the better to effect their own purposes, and keep men in error. We say, dear brethren may peace and the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ be multiplied unto you, through the knowledge of the truth forever.
Resolved that the minutes be signed by the and , and published to the in the “Evening and the Morning Star”
” Moderator”
, Clerk”
We, the undersigned, members of the above named , for the satisfaction of our brethren abroad, fell [feel] it to be our duty to say to those with whom we have a personal acquaintance, that we were present during the foregoing investigation, and cheerfully concur in the spirit of the above minutes and join in saying that we are perfectly satisfied, that whatever impressions may have gone abroad, or whatever may remain with any in this vicinity relative to the conduct of our , Joseph Smith Junr. we are certain (from evidence) that he conducted himself in all respects as set forth in the resolutions of this conference. We are induced to make these statements, that the innocent may not suffer wrongfully, and that the minds of our brethren and friends may be satisfied that every appearance of evil is, in this place, searched out and that nothing unbecoming a society of people professing godliness, is suffered to exist among Additional Testimony them. ; Benson, Vt; Asa Lyman; Parishville, N. Y: , , Erie, Co. Pensylvania; Isaac Story, [p. 539]
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