History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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which I spoke in my turn as accuser, and stated that I called  <June 16  Council.> on the accused, in company with Presedent , for  money to send up to Zion, but could get none. Afterwards saw  him, and asked if he would sell his farm. He at first  seemed willing, and wished to build up Zion. He plead excuse  in consequence of his liberality to the poor. We offered him three  thousand dollars for his farm, would give him four and five  hundred dollars to take him to Zion, and settle him there, and  obligation for the remainder with good security and interest.  He went and told Father Lyon that we demanded all his  property, and so we lost four of five hundred dollars because  the accused told him such a story, he calculated to keep it  himself. The accused, , arose and said it was  the first time he had been called upon to clear himself  before a High council. He complained of being called con trary to the rules of the gospel before the council. The  president decided that as the case was now before the  council, it could not now be urged but should have  been made in the beginning. He plead that he had  relieved the wants of the poor, and did so many good  things that he was astonished that he should hear such  things as he had heard to day, because he did not give all  he had got to one man. If he had done wrong he asked  forgiveness, of God and the church.

3 June 1836 • Friday

<Licences Recorded.> During the Quarter ending the 3d of June 1836, Two hundred and  forty four Elder’s, Eleven Priest’s, three Teacher's and five Deacon’s  Licences were recorded in the Licence Records in , Ohio.

29 June 1836 • Wednesday

<Addenda p 3 4 <Note M> minutes of a public meeting at Liberty Missouri>
<29 <Minutes of a>  Public Meeting  at , Mo.> On the 29th. a respectable number of the citizens met, being  previously notified of the same, at the Court house, in  the town of , Mo. On motion, John Bird was called  to the chair, and John F. Doherty appointed Secretary. The  object of the meeting was by request of the chair, explained  in a few appropriate remarks, by ; when, on  <Committee,  appointed.> motion of Col . a committee of nine was app ointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of this  meeting: whereupon the following gentlemen were chosen,  namely; , Esq; Peter Rogers. Esqr, Andrew Robert son, Esq. James T. V. Thompson, Esq. Col. , Doct Wood son J Moss, James M. Hughes, Esq, , Esq, and  , Esq; Who retired, and in a short time returned  and made through their Chairman, (Col ,)  the following unanimous report which was read.
<x  Report of Committee> It is apparent, to every reflecting mind, that a crisis has  arrived in this , that requires the deep, cool, dispas sionate consideration, and immediate action of every lover  of peace, harmony and good order. We cannot conceal  from ourselves, the fact that, at this moment, the clouds of  civil war are roling up their fearful masses, and hanging [p. 735]
which I spoke in my turn as accuser, and stated that I called June 16 Council. on the accused, in company with Presedent , for money to send up to Zion, but could get none. Afterwards saw him, and asked if he would sell his farm. He at first seemed willing, and wished to build up Zion. He plead excuse in consequence of his liberality to the poor. We offered him three thousand dollars for his farm, would give him four and five hundred dollars to take him to Zion, and settle him there, and obligation for the remainder with good security and interest. He went and told Father Lyon that we demanded all his property, and so we lost four of five hundred dollars because the accused told him such a story, he calculated to keep it himself. The accused, , arose and said it was the first time he had been called upon to clear himself before a High council. He complained of being called contrary to the rules of the gospel before the council. The president decided that as the case was now before the council, it could not now be urged but should have been made in the beginning. He plead that he had relieved the wants of the poor, and did so many good things that he was astonished that he should hear such things as he had heard to day, because he did not give all he had got to one man. If he had done wrong he asked forgiveness, of God and the church.

3 June 1836 • Friday

Licences Recorded. During the Quarter ending the 3d of June 1836, Two hundred and forty four Elder’s, Eleven Priest’s, three Teacher's and five Deacon’s Licences were recorded in the Licence Records in , Ohio.

29 June 1836 • Wednesday

Addenda p 4 Note M minutes of a public meeting at Liberty Missouri
29 Minutes of a Public Meeting at , Mo. On the 29th. a respectable number of the citizens met, being previously notified of the same, at the Court house, in the town of , Mo. On motion, John Bird was called to the chair, and John F. Doherty appointed Secretary. The object of the meeting was by request of the chair, explained in a few appropriate remarks, by ; when, on Committee, appointed. motion of Col . a committee of nine was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of this meeting: whereupon the following gentlemen were chosen, namely; , Esq; Peter Rogers. Esqr, Andrew Robertson, Esq. James T. V. Thompson, Esq. Col. , Doct Woodson J Moss, James M. Hughes, Esq, , Esq, and , Esq; Who retired, and in a short time returned and made through their Chairman, (Col ,) the following unanimous report which was read.
x Report of Committee It is apparent, to every reflecting mind, that a crisis has arrived in this , that requires the deep, cool, dispassionate consideration, and immediate action of every lover of peace, harmony and good order. We cannot conceal from ourselves, the fact that, at this moment, the clouds of civil war are roling up their fearful masses, and hanging [p. 735]
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