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

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by unanimous vote of the conference. A motion was then  <September 8.> made and passed by unanimous vote, that a letter be written  to Brother , informing him of the last decision: That  <Conference  > he has acted out of place in opposing in a former  council, when requested to take his seat, that the business might  proceed according to order, and that such letter be signed by  <Complaint vs.  Milton Stow.> the clerk of this conference. The case of Elder Milton Stow was then  presented, when it was proved that he had delivered prophecies,  at two different times, which were not true: at one time that  in saying that was redeemed; and at another in saying  that brother Carpenter was cut off forever, and also in saying  that Sister Carpenter was dead: When it was decided by vote  <Decision on Stow> that brother Milton Stow be, and by the decision of this con ference is, suspended from the priviliges of the , and from acting in the authority of an  elder in said Church of Latter Day Saints till he appear  before the in , and make proper  Satisfaction.= Conference Closed by prayer, , Clerk of Confera.
The fo[llo]wing Letter was written acording to the instructions of the  conference, as recorded in the foregoing minutes.
, Ohio. Sept. 8th 1834
<8. Letter to .> “To a high priest in the  Church of the Latter Day Saints.
Dear Brother, Buy By a decision of this conference I am directed  to inform you, that a previous difficulty has been presented  to this body which arose in a former council; between  yourself and Elder , informing us, that in  a council where presided, according to the  office of his appointment, as president of this branch  of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, you, when reques ted by him to be seated, refused to submit to his decision,  and spoke disrespectfully of our brother, while acting  in his calling, which has occasioned a wound in this  conference. It is the decision of this conference that  you come before the church, (as you are not present  to do it at this conference,) and make the proper  confession required in the Law of the Lord. Why I say,  disrespectfully, is because when you were requested to be  seated and desist speaking, you said you had as  much right to speak as he () had.”
, Clerk of Conference”

10 September 1834 • Wednesday

<10  Minutes of the High  Council of Zion> Extracts from the minutes of the of Zion assembled  in “ September 10th 1834. The following were chosen  to fill the place of absent member for ;   for ; for ; Isaac Higbee for ; for  . was ordained to the .  A. Letter was read, from President Joseph Smith To ,  dated 16th of August; also a Petition written by to the [p. 555]
by unanimous vote of the conference. A motion was then September 8. made and passed by unanimous vote, that a letter be written to Brother , informing him of the last decision: That Conference he has acted out of place in opposing in a former council, when requested to take his seat, that the business might proceed according to order, and that such letter be signed by Complaint vs. Milton Stow. the clerk of this conference. The case of Elder Milton Stow was then presented, when it was proved that he had delivered prophecies, at two different times, which were not true: at one time in saying that was redeemed; and at another in saying that brother Carpenter was cut off forever, and also in saying that Sister Carpenter was dead: When it was decided by vote Decision on Stow that brother Milton Stow be, and by the decision of this conference is, suspended from the priviliges of the , and from acting in the authority of an elder in said Church of Latter Day Saints till he appear before the in , and make proper Satisfaction.= Conference Closed by prayer, , Clerk of Confera.”
The following Letter was written acording to the instructions of the conference, as recorded in the foregoing minutes.
, Ohio. Sept. 8th 1834
8. Letter to . “To a high priest in the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
Dear Brother, By a decision of this conference I am directed to inform you, that a previous difficulty has been presented to this body which arose in a former council; between yourself and Elder , informing us, that in a council where presided, according to the office of his appointment, as president of this branch of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, you, when requested by him to be seated, refused to submit to his decision, and spoke disrespectfully of our brother, while acting in his calling, which has occasioned a wound in this conference. It is the decision of this conference that you come before the church, (as you are not present to do it at this conference,) and make the proper confession required in the Law of the Lord. Why I say, disrespectfully, is because when you were requested to be seated and desist speaking, you said you had as much right to speak as he () had.”
, Clerk of Conference”

10 September 1834 • Wednesday

10 Minutes of the High Council of Zion Extracts from the minutes of the of Zion assembled in “ September 10th 1834. The following were chosen to fill the place of absent member for ; for ; for ; Isaac Higbee for ; for . was ordained to the . A. Letter was read, from President Joseph Smith To , dated 16th of August; also a Petition written by to the [p. 555]
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