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

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he was capable of magnifying his office if he would.  <September 28.> concurred in the above also that said after he saw his  case was hopeless, that the council had turned him wrong-side out.  Elder concurred in full; and in addition to the above that he  was so indolent, that he would not help himself to a drink of water  After the pleas of the counsillors, and the case was submitted for decision  <  acknowledged.> arose and made a humble confession for his transgres sion, and asked forgiveness of the High council, and all a the church.  That he intended to learn wisdom from the revelations that God  has given, and submitted himself to the decision of the court,  being perfectly satisfied with the whole course of the trial. After  <Decision.> much instruction, The President did that decided that the council of the twelve  on this case, was in righteousness. Also that his confession be  published in the “Messenger and Advocate,” and he be  received in full fellowship, and receive his ordination and  licence as before, which the council concurred in. and was ordained, by the Court, an elder.
, clerk”
<Addenda page 2 Note E.>
<Afternon,    on trial for an  illicit intercourse> In the afterno[o]n, a charge of Adultery was preferred against , on general report <circulating> among the brethren, to which he plead  not guilty. and the charge was changed to “an illicit intercourse  with a female.” confessed that he had disgraced the girl,  himself, and the church, but was not guilty of the charge. After  hearing the testimony of witnesses, , , and ,  < confessed> and the pleadings; confessed that he had done wickedly  and had made all the reparation he could, in his confession  in the early part of this litigation, and required his name to  be taken off from the church records, or dispose of him according  to the mind of the Spirit, and submitted to the decision of the Court.  <Decision> The council decided that Brother be cut off from the Church  being satisfied that the charge preferred is substantiated by evi dence, and the Spirit of the Lord; but if he repent and humble  himself to the satisfaction of the Church, he shall be received into  it again, and receive his licence, and the council adjourned till morning.
29 September 1835 • Tuesday
<29.  High council  Allen Avery tried.> The High council met, on the 29.— and heard a charge against Elder  [Arvin] Allen Avery on an appeal case from an elders court in Zion, who took  away his licence for rebelling against their decision. Brother Avery  frankly confessed and readily complied with the requisitions of  the council; and the President decided that he be restored to  <charge against  > fellowship, and receive his licence. Elder was  accused of unchristian like conduct by . stated  that when he left for the east, on his mission, he had three  books of Mormon, sold one to brother babbit, and disposed of one more;  obtained two more of Mr Harris, left one with Mrs Ruth Judd, of  Madison, not sold: obtained one of Mr Childs, and told him if  he returned that way he would leave it, if not, he would give  him another when he visited his friends in . That he after ward obtained the one he left with Mrs Judd with her consent,  and on his return, returned Mr Child his book and took his [p. 621]
he was capable of magnifying his office if he would. September 28. concurred in the above also that said after he saw his case was hopeless, that the council had turned him wrong-side out. Elder concurred in full; and in addition to the above that he was so indolent, that he would not help himself to a drink of water After the pleas of the counsillors, and the case was submitted for decision acknowledged. arose and made a humble confession for his transgression, and asked forgiveness of the High council, and all the church. That he intended to learn wisdom from the revelations that God has given, and submitted himself to the decision of the court, being perfectly satisfied with the whole course of the trial. After Decision. much instruction, The President decided that the council of the twelve on this case, was in righteousness. Also that his confession be published in the “Messenger and Advocate,” and he be received in full fellowship, and receive his ordination and licence as before, which the council concurred in. and was ordained, by the Court, an elder.
, clerk”
Addenda page 2 Note E.
Afternon, on trial for an illicit intercourse In the afternoon, a charge of Adultery was preferred against , on general report circulating among the brethren, to which he plead not guilty. and the charge was changed to “an illicit intercourse with a female.” confessed that he had disgraced the girl, himself, and the church, but was not guilty of the charge. After hearing the testimony of witnesses, , , and , confessed and the pleadings; confessed that he had done wickedly and had made all the reparation he could, in his confession in the early part of this litigation, and required his name to be taken off from the church records, or dispose of him according to the mind of the Spirit, and submitted to the decision of the Court. Decision The council decided that Brother be cut off from the Church being satisfied that the charge preferred is substantiated by evidence, and the Spirit of the Lord; but if he repent and humble himself to the satisfaction of the Church, he shall be received into it again, and receive his licence, and the council adjourned till morning.
29 September 1835 • Tuesday
29. High council Allen Avery tried. The High council met, on the 29.— and heard a charge against Elder Arvin Allen Avery on an appeal case from an elders court in Zion, who took away his licence for rebelling against their decision. Brother Avery frankly and readily complied with the requisitions of the council; and the President decided that he be restored to charge against fellowship, and receive his licence. [p. 621]
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