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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​February 5 General Assembly Continued.​> and said that he should not raise his hands against them at present, although he did not uphold the Presidents in their iniquity
spoke against the meeting as being hasty, followed in like observations
again took the stand in vindication of the cause of the meeting.
spoke against the Presidency, at the same time pleading mercy.
said he could not vote until they had a hearing in the common Council.
said that the meeting was according to the direction of Bro Joseph, he therefore considered it legal.
Elder Moses Martin spoke if in favor of the legality of the meeting, and against the conduct of the Presidency, with great energy, alledging that the present corruptions of the church here. were owing to the wickedness and mismanagement of her leaders.
The then called the vote in favor of the present <​Presidency at Zion Rejected​> Presidency. The Negative was then called and the vote against , and was unanimous, excepting 8 or 10, and this minority only wished them to continue in office a little longer or until Joseph Smith Junr. came up.
In ’s Settlement. the saints <​6​> assembled on the 6th inst, when they unanimously rejected the three <​7​> above named Presidents. On [HC 3:5] the 7th. the Saints assembled at ’s, agreeable to appointment. where the above named Presidents <​8​> were unanimously rejected: Also on the 8th. at Nahom [Nahum] Curtis’ dwelling <​9​> house, they were unanimously rejected by the assembly. Also at Haun’s Mills on the 9th, the Saints unanimously rejected them.
At a meeting of the High Council, the and his council Feb 10— 1838, it was <​See statement of Z Pulzipher on file​> <​Council. 10​> moved seconded and carried, that , and , stand no longer as chairman and Clerk to sign and record Licences. Voted that and be authorized to attend to such business for the time being. Also voted that and be Presidents, pro tempore, of the church of Latter Day Saints in , until Presidents Joseph Smith Junior and arrived in the Land of Zion.
Moderator”
, Clerk.
10 March 1838 • Saturday
<​March 10. High Council​> “The High Council of Zion met in . on Saturday. March 10. 1838 agreeable to adjournment, when after discussion it was Resolved 1st. That the High Council recommend by writing, to the various branches of this church, that all those who wish to receive ordination, procure a recommend from the branch to which he belongs, and have it pass through the hands of the different quorums for inspection, previous to his ordination.
2d Resolved, that the High Council recommend to all those who hold Licences. between the ages of 18 and 45, and do not officiate in their respective offices, to be subject to military duty.— A charge was then preferred against and , for persisting in unchristian like conduct. Six Counsellors were appointed to speak, viz. , and , on the part of the accuser: , and , on the part of the accused: when the following letter was read by [HC 3:6] Brother Marcellus <​F​> Cowdery, bearor of the same, Belonging to , previous to giving it to its rightful <​owner​>
<​Letter of and ​> “, March 10th 1838. Sir: It is contrary to the principles of the Revelations of Jesus Christ, and his gospel, and the laws of the land, [p. 782]
February 5 General Assembly Continued. and said that he should not raise his hands against them at present, although he did not uphold the Presidents in their iniquity
spoke against the meeting as being hasty, followed in like observations
again took the stand in vindication of the cause of the meeting.
spoke against the Presidency, at the same time pleading mercy.
said he could not vote until they had a hearing in the common Council.
said that the meeting was according to the direction of Bro Joseph, he therefore considered it legal.
Elder Moses Martin spoke in favor of the legality of the meeting, and against the conduct of the Presidency, with great energy, alledging that the present corruptions of the church here. were owing to the wickedness and mismanagement of her leaders.
The then called the vote in favor of the present Presidency at Zion Rejected Presidency. The Negative was then called and the vote against , and was unanimous, excepting 8 or 10, and this minority only wished them to continue in office a little longer or until Joseph Smith Junr. came up.
In ’s Settlement. the saints 6 assembled on the 6th inst, when they unanimously rejected the three 7 above named Presidents. On [HC 3:5] the 7th. the Saints assembled at ’s, agreeable to appointment. where the above named Presidents 8 were unanimously rejected: Also on the 8th. at Nahom [Nahum] Curtis’ dwelling 9 house, they were unanimously rejected by the assembly. Also at Haun’s Mills on the 9th, the Saints unanimously rejected them.
At a meeting of the High Council, the and his council Feb 10— 1838, it was See statement of Z Pulzipher on file Council. 10 moved seconded and carried, that , and , stand no longer as chairman and Clerk to sign and record Licences. Voted that and be authorized to attend to such business for the time being. Also voted that and be Presidents, pro tempore, of the church of Latter Day Saints in , until Presidents Joseph Smith Junior and arrived in the Land of Zion.
Moderator”
, Clerk.
10 March 1838 • Saturday
March 10. High Council “The High Council of Zion met in . on Saturday. March 10. 1838 agreeable to adjournment, when after discussion it was Resolved 1st. That the High Council recommend by writing, to the various branches of this church, that all those who wish to receive ordination, procure a recommend from the branch to which he belongs, and have it pass through the hands of the different quorums for inspection, previous to his ordination.
2d Resolved, that the High Council recommend to all those who hold Licences. between the ages of 18 and 45, and do not officiate in their respective offices, to be subject to military duty.— A charge was then preferred against and , for persisting in unchristian like conduct. Six Counsellors were appointed to speak, viz. , and , on the part of the accuser: , and , on the part of the accused: when the following letter was read by [HC 3:6] Brother Marcellus F Cowdery, bearor of the same, Belonging to , previous to giving it to its rightful owner
Letter of and , March 10th 1838. Sir: It is contrary to the principles of the Revelations of Jesus Christ, and his gospel, and the laws of the land, [p. 782]
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