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

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<Aug 28.> <Council> bound to impart to those who had none, and that under these circumstances, had conducted contrary to the principles of Christ, and that his (’s) mind was darkened in consequence of this covetous spirit. The moderator then adjourned the council to 9. o’clock, tomorrow at this place. closed by prayer.
29–30 August 1834 • Friday–Saturday
<29> August 29th. 9. oclock A.M. being organized in due <> form, the testimony was continued as follows. [HC 2:153] said in relation to a circumstance that transpired on the twenty five mile prairie, so called in , that by a direction from the leader of the camp he had been back to inspect the crossing at a certain creek; that when he came up with the camp he found it moving, and as he was behind he went on till he came up with ’s and ’s company, and found them out of the road building a fire to cook supper. As the teams passed on called to the leaders of companies, (those who were yet behind,) and asked them who they were following? Whether or some other man? Some hessitated a little and went on. After taking supper, he () went on with their company.
When he came up with the camp from the creek, he found that the ensign or flag commonly carried ahead for the camp to follow was then moving forward. He further said that he understood that Joseph was appointed to lead the camp, that he always or generally gave orders when the camp should move forward, and when it should stop; that when on his way to the creek the second time he met President Smith who told him that he (Joseph) should order the camp to move into onto the prairie. When the camp came to order on the prairie in the evening, Brethren and were called upon to give an account of themselves, why they had sought to divide the camp? They both acknowledged that they had been out of the way by so doing, and were reproved for their conduct. Relative to an assertion heretofore made, that “President Smith did at the time, throw a trumpet or horn at , [p. 545]
Aug 28. Council bound to impart to those who had none, and that under these circumstances, had conducted contrary to the principles of Christ, and that his (’s) mind was darkened in consequence of this covetous spirit. The moderator then adjourned the council to 9. o’clock, tomorrow at this place. closed by prayer.
29–30 August 1834 • Friday–Saturday
29 August 29th. 9. oclock A.M. being organized in due form, the testimony was continued as follows. [HC 2:153] said in relation to a circumstance that transpired on the twenty five mile prairie, so called in , that by a direction from the leader of the camp he had been back to inspect the crossing at a certain creek; that when he came up with the camp he found it moving, and as he was behind he went on till he came up with ’s and ’s company, and found them out of the road building a fire to cook supper. As the teams passed on called to the leaders of companies, (those who were yet behind,) and asked them who they were following? Whether or some other man? Some hessitated a little and went on. After taking supper, he () went on with their company.
When he came up with the camp from the creek, he found that the ensign or flag commonly carried ahead for the camp to follow was then moving forward. He further said that he understood that Joseph was appointed to lead the camp, that he always or generally gave orders when the camp should move forward, and when it should stop; that when on his way to the creek the second time he met President Smith who told him that he (Joseph) should order the camp to move onto the prairie. When the camp came to order on the prairie in the evening, Brethren and were called upon to give an account of themselves, why they had sought to divide the camp? They both acknowledged that they had been out of the way by so doing, and were reproved for their conduct. Relative to an assertion heretofore made, that “President Smith did at the time, throw a trumpet or horn at , [p. 545]
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