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

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neighbor. And again that Mr Aldridge, as has been shewn, has  <September 16.> been guilty of neglecting his prayers before God, and therefore has  not had the Spirit of God, to preserve him from the temptation of  satan, and has fallen into evil, and actually did do wrong in raising  objections to the price of the Book, presented last Sabbath, and was  under the influence of an evil spirit.— Brother Green fellowships  the evil spirit in brother Aldridge, and says he is justifiable in  what he has done, and therefore it is evident that an evil spirit  is reigning in the breast of brother Green. And it is also as  evident that president Joseph Smith Junr. was justifiable in  rebuking that evil spirit, and it was not only justifiable in  president Smith, to rebuke that evil spirit, but also his  duty as president and first high priest in the church of  christ appointed of God to lead the same into all righteous ness. The decision then of the presidency of the high council  <Bro. Green exclu ded.> is in short that brother Green be, and is now excluded from  this church, and shall be a member no more, until he  come in by the ordinance of baptism, as appointed by the  gospel, to be done in the church. This was agreed to by all  <  objects.> the counsellors, except , queried whether Mr Green  should not have the privilege of confessing his faults, and still  be retained in the church. He therefore thought that it was the priv ilege of bro Green to have a reorganization of the council. and  a re-hearing. This was about to be granted, and the council  to be adjourned till tomorrow, but requested some  explanation from the president, and was instructed as follows,  <Instruction from  the presidency.> When a heinous crime is committed, and indignity offered  to the high Council, then it is the privilege of the presidency  of the high council, to stamp it with indignation under  foot, and cut off the offended as in the case just decided.  <Objection withdrawn> then withdrew his objection to the decision  of the presidency, which was acknowledged by the whole  house, and council adjourned” Clerk”

19 September 1835 • Saturday

<19.  Minutes,  of High council.> “Minutes of a High Council, held in September 19: 1835.  Presidents Joseph Smith Junr—., , , ,  and , present.
<Counsellors present.> counsellors
.
<Object of Council> The object of the Council was slated by President Joseph Smith  Jun. as follows; Some weeks since elder preached  on the Sabbath in the church, and some of the brethren found  fault with his teachings, and this council is called upon to  decide this matter, and to see who was in fault.— six were  appointed to speak. [p. 615]
neighbor. And again that Mr Aldridge, as has been shewn, has September 16. been guilty of neglecting his prayers before God, and therefore has not had the Spirit of God, to preserve him from the temptation of satan, and has fallen into evil, and actually did do wrong in raising objections to the price of the Book, presented last Sabbath, and was under the influence of an evil spirit.— Brother Green fellowships the evil spirit in brother Aldridge, and says he is justifiable in what he has done, and therefore it is evident that an evil spirit is reigning in the breast of brother Green. And it is also as evident that president Joseph Smith Junr. was justifiable in rebuking that evil spirit, and it was not only justifiable in president Smith, to rebuke that evil spirit, but also his duty as president and first high priest in the church of christ appointed of God to lead the same into all righteousness. The decision then of the presidency of the high council Bro. Green excluded. is in short that brother Green be, and is now excluded from this church, and shall be a member no more, until he come in by the ordinance of baptism, as appointed by the gospel, to be done in the church. This was agreed to by all objects. the counsellors, except , queried whether Mr Green should not have the privilege of confessing his faults, and still be retained in the church. He therefore thought that it was the privilege of bro Green to have a reorganization of the council. and a re-hearing. This was about to be granted, and the council to be adjourned till tomorrow, but requested some explanation from the president, and was instructed as follows, Instruction from the presidency. When a heinous crime is committed, and indignity offered to the high Council, then it is the privilege of the presidency of the high council, to stamp it with indignation under foot, and cut off the offended as in the case just decided. Objection withdrawn then withdrew his objection to the decision of the presidency, which was acknowledged by the whole house, and council adjourned” Clerk”

19 September 1835 • Saturday

19. Minutes, of High council. “Minutes of a High Council, held in September 19: 1835. Presidents Joseph Smith Junr—., , , , and , present.
Counsellors present. counsellors
.
Object of Council The object of the Council was slated by President Joseph Smith Jun. as follows; Some weeks since elder preached on the Sabbath in the church, and some of the brethren found fault with his teachings, and this council is called upon to decide this matter, and to see who was in fault.— six were appointed to speak. [p. 615]
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