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

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, who had previously been disfellowshipped, made satisfaction, and  <May 22> was restored to fellowship: And was appointed Agent to the church  and keeper of the Lord’s Store house. Harvey Green, clerk.

28 May 1837 • Sunday

<+  28> On the 28th of May a charge was prefered against John Patton for not complying with  his agreement, by and others, which being sustained by testimony, the  High council decided that John Patton be disfellowshipped until he makes satisfaction.
<General Council  at .> About this time the Presidency of the church at called a general  meeting of the church among whom was were the High council. Two of the Twelve,  Apostles, ten of the Seventies, and the and one counsellor, when it  was Resolved that we withdraw fellowship from , for unwise  conduct, until he returns and makes satisfaction;— Resolved unanimously  that we will not fellowship any ordained members who will, or does not  observe the word of Wisdom, according to its literal reading.
Resolved Unanimously that we sanction the Literary Firm, and give  them our voice, and prayers, to manage all the concerns of the same, as far  as it concerns this place, according to Revelations in the Book of Doctrine  and Covenants, First Edition, Published at , Ohio, Page 152,  Section 26th, given November 1831.

29 May 1837 • Monday

<29  Minutes of a High  Council in the in .  Presidents,  &    and Elders  &    on Trial> Minutes of a High Council in the in Monday May 29th 1837  10. o’clock A.M. Isaac Rogers, , Abel Lamb, and appeared as complainants against Presidents  and , and Elders , and  .
, Presiding
Counsellors.—
William <Willard> Woodstock
then read the following complaint.
To the Presidency of the church of the Latter Day Saints. We the un dersigned feeling ourselves aggrieved with the conduct of Presidents and , and also with Elders , and , believing that their course for some time  past has been injurious to the church of God in which they are high officers;  We therefore desire that the High Council should be assembled, and we  should have an investigation of their behavior, beleiving it to be unworthy  of their high Calling, all of which we respectfully submit. May 1837.  Abel Lamb, Nathan Haskins, , , Isaac Rogers.
Elder then stated that the declaration just read was not in  accordance with the copy which they recieved, of the charge preferred against them.  A Resolution was then offered, and Carried, that three speak on a side.
The Council was then opened by prayer, by .  After a short address to the Counsellors, by ; President arose and wished to know by what authority he was called  before the present council; that according to the Book of Covenants he ought  to be tried before the Bishop’s Court. After some discussion between  Presidents and , gave his decision that [p. 759]
, who had previously been disfellowshipped, made satisfaction, and May 22 was restored to fellowship: And was appointed Agent to the church and keeper of the Lord’s Store house. Harvey Green, clerk.

28 May 1837 • Sunday

+ 28 On the 28th of May a charge was prefered against John Patton for not complying with his agreement, by and others, which being sustained by testimony, the High council decided that John Patton be disfellowshipped until he makes satisfaction.
General Council at . About this time the Presidency of the church at called a general meeting of the church among whom were the High council. Two of the Twelve, Apostles, ten of the Seventies, the and one counsellor, when it was Resolved that we withdraw fellowship from , for unwise conduct, until he returns and makes satisfaction;— Resolved unanimously that we will not fellowship any ordained members who will, or does not observe the word of Wisdom, according to its literal reading.
Resolved Unanimously that we sanction the Literary Firm, and give them our voice, and prayers, to manage all the concerns of the same, as far as it concerns this place, according to Revelations in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, First Edition, Published at , Ohio, Page 152, Section 26th, given November 1831.

29 May 1837 • Monday

29 Minutes of a High Council in the in . Presidents, & and Elders & on Trial Minutes of a High Council in the in Monday May 29th 1837 10. o’clock A.M. Isaac Rogers, , Abel Lamb, and appeared as complainants against Presidents and , and Elders , and .
, Presiding
Counsellors.—
Willard Woodstock
then read the following complaint.
To the Presidency of the church of the Latter Day Saints. We the undersigned feeling ourselves aggrieved with the conduct of Presidents and , and also with Elders , and , believing that their course for some time past has been injurious to the church of God in which they are high officers; We therefore desire that the High Council should be assembled, and we should have an investigation of their behavior, beleiving it to be unworthy of their high Calling, all of which we respectfully submit. May 1837. Abel Lamb, Nathan Haskins, , , Isaac Rogers.
Elder then stated that the declaration just read was not in accordance with the copy which they recieved, of the charge preferred against them. A Resolution was then offered, and Carried, that three speak on a side.
The Council was then opened by prayer, by . After a short address to the Counsellors, by ; President arose and wished to know by what authority he was called before the present council; that according to the Book of Covenants he ought to be tried before the Bishop’s Court. After some discussion between Presidents and , gave his decision that [p. 759]
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