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

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voted unanimously in the affirmative. President Smith then introduced ,  <September 3.  Minutes of confer ence continued.> , and for assistant counselors, These  last four, together with the first three, are to be considered the heads of the church.  Carried unanimously. Voted that hold his office as Bishop,  < continued.> and continue to act as such in , and that and continue to act as counsellors to the . The Twelve Apostles were  then presented one by one, when , , , , , , , and , and , were recieved unanimously in their Apostle ship. , and were rejected and  <    &    rejected> cut off, Though priviledged with confessing and Making satisfaction.  (who was the only one present at the time) arose and endeavored to confess, justi fying himself in his former conduct by reason of the failure of the Bank, &c.  His conduct was strongly protested by Elder , in a plain and  energetic manner, stating various reasons, why he could not receive him  into fellowship until a hearty repentance and confession was manifested.   was followed by who acquiesced in testimony and  resolutions. then addressed the assembly shewing the cause of  the difficulty with and , in leaving their calling to attend  to other occupations. again arose and still attributed his  difficulty difficulties to the failure of the Bank, stating that he had understood the  Bank was instituted by the will of God, and he had been told that it  should never fail let men do what they would. President Smith then  arose and stated that if this had been declared, no one had authority  from him for so doing, for he had always said that unless the institution  was conducted on righteous principles, it would not stand. A vote  was then taken to know if the congregation was satisfied with s  confession, Carried in the negative. Conference adjourned for one hour.
Conference assembled at 2. o.clock P.M. Opened by reading, singing, and Prayer.   The President then arose and said he would call upon the chu[r]ch to know if they  <High counsellors  rejected.> were satisfied with their High Council, and should proceed to name them indi vidually. , , , and were  objected to. Also , but his case was put over until he should be pres ent. , , were voted to retain  their office. , , , , , , , and were chosen to fill the place of those objected to. (and having  moved West.) chosen one of the presidents of the church, and having been excluded from the church, (all having belonged to the High  Council.) The President then called upon the Congregation to know if the recent ly appointed presidents of the Seventies, should stand in their calling. Voted  <Presidents of the  Seventies, confirmed> that , , , , , , & should retain their office as  Presidents of the Seventies. was objected. The President then  arose and made some remarks concerning the former Presidents of the  Seventies, the callings and authorities authority of their priesthood, &c, &c, Voted that the  old Presidents of the Seventies be referred to the Quorum of High Priests,  and also, that if any members of the quorum of the Seventies, should be [p. 771]
voted unanimously in the affirmative. President Smith then introduced , September 3. Minutes of conference continued. , and for assistant counselors, These last four, together with the first three, are to be considered the heads of the church. Carried unanimously. Voted that hold his office as Bishop, continued. and continue to act as such in , and that and continue to act as counsellors to the . The Twelve Apostles were then presented one by one, when , , , , , , , , and , were recieved unanimously in their Apostleship. , and were rejected and & rejected cut off, Though priviledged with confessing and Making satisfaction. (who was the only one present at the time) arose and endeavored to confess, justifying himself in his former conduct by reason of the failure of the Bank, &c. His conduct was strongly protested by Elder , in a plain and energetic manner, stating various reasons, why he could not receive him into fellowship until a hearty repentance and confession was manifested. was followed by who acquiesced in testimony and resolutions. then addressed the assembly shewing the cause of the difficulty with and , in leaving their calling to attend to other occupations. again arose and still attributed his difficulties to the failure of the Bank, stating that he had understood the Bank was instituted by the will of God, and he had been told that it should never fail let men do what they would. President Smith then arose and stated that if this had been declared, no one had authority from him for so doing, for he had always said that unless the institution was conducted on righteous principles, it would not stand. A vote was then taken to know if the congregation was satisfied with s confession, Carried in the negative. Conference adjourned for one hour.
Conference assembled at 2. o.clock P.M. Opened by reading, singing, and Prayer. The President then arose and said he would call upon the church to know if they High counsellors rejected. were satisfied with their High Council, and should proceed to name them individually. , , , and were objected to. Also , but his case was put over until he should be present. , , were voted to retain their office. , , , , , , , and were chosen to fill the place of those objected to. (and having moved West.) chosen one of the presidents of the church, and having been excluded from the church, (all having belonged to the High Council.) The President then called upon the Congregation to know if the recently appointed presidents of the Seventies, should stand in their calling. Voted Presidents of the Seventies, confirmed that , , , , , , & should retain their office as Presidents of the Seventies. was objected. The President then arose and made some remarks concerning the former Presidents of the Seventies, the callings and authority of their priesthood, &c, &c, Voted that the old Presidents of the Seventies be referred to the Quorum of High Priests, and also, that if any members of the quorum of the Seventies, should be [p. 771]
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