Minute Book 1

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That he after obtained the one he left with Mrs. Ruth  Judd by her consent, & sold it, that he on his return,  returned Mr. Childs his book, & took his receipt, which  he exhibited before the court.
Cause submitted to the court for their decision.
They decide that there is no cause of action upon the  charges preferred, and that he is honorably acquitted &  shall receive his license again.
The counsellors acquiesces in full with the above  decision.
Court adjourned for one hour.
Clerk
Afternoon, council met on adjourment Coun sellors names called, all present.
Charge preferred against , which is this  that poor men ought not to raise up seed or children.  Preferred by ,
President testified  that the above declaration fell from the lips of said   at the home of President J. Smith Junr. also  that he believed it was right to have sexual intercourse  notwithstanding. President J. Smith Junr. corroborates  the above testimony, also that he did not intend to have  any more children. After hearing. The case was  fairly laid open by the counsellors on both sides. The   made his remarks. The then arose  and made an humble acknowledgement to  the satisfaction of the Presidency & counsellors  who retain him in full fellowship as an Elder  in the church of the Latter. Day. Saints.
Council adjourned— Sine Die
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That he after obtained the one he left with Mrs. Ruth Judd by her consent, & sold it, that he on his return, returned Mr. Childs his book, & took his receipt, which he exhibited before the court.
Cause submitted to the court for their decision.
They decide that there is no cause of action upon the charges preferred, and that he is honorably acquitted & shall receive his license again.
The counsellors acquiesces in full with the above decision.
Court adjourned for one hour.
Clerk
Afternoon, council met on adjourment Counsellors names called, all present.
Charge preferred against , which is this that poor men ought not to raise up seed or children. Preferred by ,
President testified that the above declaration fell from the lips of said at the home of President J. Smith Junr. also that he believed it was right to have sexual intercourse notwithstanding. President J. Smith Junr. corroborates the above testimony, also that he did not intend to have any more children. After hearing. The case was fairly laid open by the counsellors on both sides. The made his remarks. The then arose and made an humble acknowledgement to the satisfaction of the Presidency & counsellors who retain him in full fellowship as an Elder in the church of the Latter. Day. Saints.
Council adjourned— Sine Die
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