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

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<Complaint Aug 23> in a case of difficulty, between said and Joseph Smith Junr
Second, He continues to charge said Joseph, contrary to the decision of the before mentioned , with improper conduct, in his proceedings as of the , during his journey the past season to the State of . As these things are exceedingly grievous to many of the Saints in , and very prejudicial to the cause of truth in general, I therefore require that you summon the High council of this church, to investigate this case, that a final decision may be had upon the same. I say the High Council, because it is a case affecting the Presidency of the Said church,
, Ohio. August 23d 1834.” [HC 2:150]
August 27th 1834.
<27> Brother ,
Whereas complaint has been made to me by counselor , setting forth that you have been violating the laws of the church of the Latter Day Saints, you are therefore hereby notified to appear before the high council of , to be held in the council house in , on the 28th day of august instant at 10 O’clock A.M. to answer to said charges, agreeably to the laws of the church.”
, .”
<28th.> < ordained Councilor> The proceeded to make nominate a high Priest to fill the vacancy in the council occasioned by the death of , viz, , which was carried unanimously, and he was high counselor, under the hands of Counselor .
Councilor, , said he wished to be excused from sitting on this council, because he had been previously tempted on some matter, and that he had sinned and wished to make a more public confession than he could make here. After some remarks from the counselors it was decided that conttinue his seat in the council. Elder was appointed to act in the place of , also Elder Amos Durfee in the place of [p. 541]
Complaint Aug 23 in a case of difficulty, between said and Joseph Smith Junr
Second, He continues to charge said Joseph, contrary to the decision of the before mentioned , with improper conduct, in his proceedings as of the , during his journey the past season to the State of . As these things are exceedingly grievous to many of the Saints in , and very prejudicial to the cause of truth in general, I therefore require that you summon the High council of this church, to investigate this case, that a final decision may be had upon the same. I say the High Council, because it is a case affecting the Presidency of Said church,
, Ohio. August 23d 1834.” [HC 2:150]
August 27th 1834.
27 Brother ,
Whereas complaint has been made to me by counselor , setting forth that you have been violating the laws of the church of the Latter Day Saints, you are therefore hereby notified to appear before the high council of , to be held in the council house in , on the 28th day of august instant at 10 O’clock A.M. to answer to said charges, agreeably to the laws of the church.”
, .”
28th. ordained Councilor The proceeded to nominate a high Priest to fill the vacancy in the council occasioned by the death of , viz, , which was carried unanimously, and he was high counselor, under the hands of Counselor .
Councilor, , said he wished to be excused from sitting on this council, because he had been previously tempted on some matter, and that he had sinned and wished to make a more public confession than he could make here. After some remarks from the counselors it was decided that conttinue his seat in the council. Elder was appointed to act in the place of , also Elder Amos Durfee in the place of [p. 541]
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