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

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dissatisfied, and would not submit to the present order, and receive these <September 3> last presidents, that they should have power to demand their licence, and they should no longer be considered members of the church, conference closed, by prayer by the president. clerk. Joseph Smith Jun Prest. [HC 2:510]
<Joseph’s,— Letter continued 4> Dear Brethren, has been in transgression, but as he is now chosen as one of the presidents or counsellors, I trust that he will yet humble himself and magnify his calling; but if he should not, the church will soon be under the necessity of raising their hands against him; therefore pray for him. , and others have been in transgression, but we hope that they may be humble and ere long make satisfaction to the church, otherwise they cannot retain their standing: Therefore we say unto you beware of all disaffected characters, for they come and not to build up but to destroy and scatter abroad. Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel or introduce an order of things, than those things which ye have received, and are authorized to receive from the <first> presidency let him be accursed. May God Almighty bless you all, and keep you unto the coming and kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yours in the Bonds of the New Covenant J<oseph> Smith, Junr.
4 September 1837 • Monday
<Revelation & .> I received the following: Revelation, given at , Ohio, September 4th 1837. Making known the transgression of and .
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph: My servants and have done those things which are not pleasing in my sight; therefore if they repent not, they shall be removed out of their places. Amen
J. Smith Jun.
9 September 1837 • Saturday
<9 Unlawful Matrimony disfellowshipped> September 9th. the High council of withdrew the hand of fellowship from Uriah and Lydia Ann Hawkins for unlawful Matrimony, deceiving, and unchristian-like conduct.
<9. High Council of re-organized.—> September 9th. the High council of met in the and organized by electing President, and Clerk. The members elected on the 3d. were ordained, and drew for their numbers, and the whole were arranged as follows, No 1: , 2: , 3: , 4: , 5: , 6: , 7: , 8: , 9: , 10: , 11: and , 12. [HC 2:511]
10 September 1837 • Sunday
<Sunday 10 Rules of the approved> Sunday Sept 10th 2 o’clock P.M. In Assembly of the church in the , . read the Rules and Regulations of the , as passed by the different quorums on the 15th of January 1836. when the church voted to receive the same and be governed by them. The Minutes of the High council of the 9th. instant were read. After which those < & & Restored.> <of> the Twelve. who were disfellowshipped the previous sabbath had opportunity to speak; and , and made their confession and were received into fellowship by vote of the church, also to retain their Apostleship, ...Presedent Smith read a letter from Elder to the church, stating that before he started for from he had received satisfaction from these elders; also stated < Restored> the same. High counsellor. , made some confessions to the church stating wherein he had been wrong for a short time past, and the church voted that he be recieved into fellowship, and retain his office [p. 772]
dissatisfied, and would not submit to the present order, and receive these September 3 last presidents, that they should have power to demand their licence, and they should no longer be considered members of the church, conference closed, by prayer by the president. clerk. Joseph Smith Jun Prest. [HC 2:510]
Joseph’s,— Letter continued 4 Dear Brethren, has been in transgression, but as he is now chosen as one of the presidents or counsellors, I trust that he will yet humble himself and magnify his calling; but if he should not, the church will soon be under the necessity of raising their hands against him; therefore pray for him. , and others have been in transgression, but we hope that they may be humble and ere long make satisfaction to the church, otherwise they cannot retain their standing: Therefore we say unto you beware of all disaffected characters, for they come not to build up but to destroy and scatter abroad. Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel or introduce an order of things, than those things which ye have received, and are authorized to receive from the first presidency let him be accursed. May God Almighty bless you all, and keep you unto the coming and kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yours in the Bonds of the New Covenant Joseph Smith, Junr.
4 September 1837 • Monday
Revelation & . I received the following: Revelation, given at , Ohio, September 4th 1837. Making known the transgression of and .
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph: My servants and have done those things which are not pleasing in my sight; therefore if they repent not, they shall be removed out of their places. Amen
J. Smith Jun.
9 September 1837 • Saturday
9 Unlawful Matrimony disfellowshipped September 9th. the High council of withdrew the hand of fellowship from Uriah and Lydia Ann Hawkins for unlawful Matrimony, deceiving, and unchristian-like conduct.
9. High Council of re-organized.— September 9th. the High council of met in the and organized by electing President, and Clerk. The members elected on the 3d. were ordained, and drew for their numbers, and the whole were arranged as follows, No 1: , 2: , 3: , 4: , 5: , 6: , 7: , 8: , 9: , 10: , 11: and , 12. [HC 2:511]
10 September 1837 • Sunday
Sunday 10 Rules of the approved Sunday Sept 10th 2 o’clock P.M. In Assembly of the church in the , . read the Rules and Regulations of the , as passed by the different quorums on the 15th of January 1836. when the church voted to receive the same and be governed by them. The Minutes of the High council of the 9th. instant were read. After which those & & Restored. of the Twelve. who were disfellowshipped the previous sabbath had opportunity to speak; and , and made their confession and were received into fellowship by vote of the church, also to retain their Apostleship, ...Presedent Smith read a letter from Elder to the church, stating that before he started from he had received satisfaction from these elders; also stated Restored the same. High counsellor. , made some confessions to the church stating wherein he had been wrong for a short time past, and the church voted that he be recieved into fellowship, and retain his office [p. 772]
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