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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<August 29.> <.> The accuser, , commenced fifteen min utes before nine, and spoke fifty minutes
<> spoke seven minutes.—
<> The accused, , commenced eighteen  minutes before ten, and spoke one hour and eighteen minutes
The moderator then gave the following decision,
<Decision.> That if Brother will acknowledge the  following items of complaint before this council,  and publish the same in print, that he can  remain yet a member of this , otherwise  he is expelled from the same, viz;— First, he is to  acknowledge that he has wickedly and maliciously  accused our , Joseph Smith, Junr with  prophecying lies in the name of the Lord, once on  the line between and Indiana; and at another  time after crossing the mississippi River: and at  another time after leaving the church in ,  at Florida: That he is to acknowledge that in  making these charges against President Joseph  Smith Junr he has himself willfully and malicious ly lied; That he has maliciously told falsehoods,  in saying that President Joseph Smith Junior has  abused him with insulting and abusive language,  and also in injuring his character and standing  before the brethren, while journeying to ;  That he further cast out insinuations concerning  President Joseph Smith’s character, which was also  an evil malicious design to injure president Smith’s  stan[d]ing in the church. That he further acknowl edged that he has abused the former which  have set up on this case, and wickedly and  maliciously insulted their just and righteous  decisions: That he has further tantalized this  present council, in seeking to excuse himself,  contrary to the counselling of the counsellors, after ac knowledging that it was organized by the direction of  revelation. And further, that he has wilfully and  maliciously lied, by saying that Brother Joseph Smith  Junr. had prohibited the liberty of speech on their [p. 552]
August 29. . The accuser, , commenced fifteen minutes before nine, and spoke fifty minutes
spoke seven minutes.—
The accused, , commenced eighteen minutes before ten, and spoke one hour and eighteen minutes
The moderator then gave the following decision,
Decision. That if Brother will acknowledge the following items of complaint before this council, and publish the same in print, that he can remain yet a member of this , otherwise he is expelled from the same, viz;— First, he is to acknowledge that he has wickedly and maliciously accused our , Joseph Smith, Junr with prophecying lies in the name of the Lord, once on the line between and Indiana; and at another time after crossing the mississippi River: and at another time after leaving the church in , at Florida: That he is to acknowledge that in making these charges against President Joseph Smith Junr he has himself willfully and maliciously lied; That he has maliciously told falsehoods, in saying that President Joseph Smith Junior has abused him with insulting and abusive language, and also in injuring his character and standing before the brethren, while journeying to ; That he further cast out insinuations concerning President Joseph Smith’s character, which was also an evil malicious design to injure president Smith’s standing in the church. That he further acknowledged that he has abused the former which have set up on this case, and wickedly and maliciously insulted their just and righteous decisions: That he has further tantalized this present council, in seeking to excuse himself, contrary to the counselling of the counsellors, after acknowledging that it was organized by the direction of revelation. And further, that he has wilfully and maliciously lied, by saying that Brother Joseph Smith Junr. had prohibited the liberty of speech on their [p. 552]
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