Minute Book 1

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To the foregoing charges brother Elder Reuben Keeler  plead not guilty. The council after hearing the tes timony and patiently investigating the case, found him  guilty of the first and last charges, and made their  decision as follows, That <brother> Keeler discharge a  judgement and cost of about fifteen dollars which  he obtained against David Matthews, before John C.  Stearns, a justice of the peace at and  relinquish the property now under execution and also  that he said Keeler, should stay the proceedings on an other Judgement of about three dollars or so, for a short  space of time that said Matthews could pay it short  of having his property sold on execution. To this  decision Brother Keeler refused to comply, and said that  he would appeal it to the high council at
To whom we address these minutes
P. Elder
, Clerk

22 November 1835 • Sunday

Council of High Priests and Elders. held in the presence  of the members of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints   Nov 22d 1835.
President Joseph Smith Junr. & Pre siding appointed Clerk.
The case of presented by J. Smith   had been an ordained Elder in the Church  and for a time preached the gospel successfully. but  after a while sent his license in a letter in a  to President Smith requesting to be excused from  laboring longer in the vineyard. This evening he came  forward before the church and confessed that he had  been in temptation and fallen into Error, so much [p. 130]
To the foregoing charges brother Elder Keeler plead not guilty. The council after hearing the testimony and patiently investigating the case, found him guilty of the first and last charges, and made their decision as follows, That brother Keeler discharge a judgement and cost of about fifteen dollars which he obtained against David Matthews, before John C. Stearns, a justice of the peace at and relinquish the property now under execution and also that he said Keeler, should stay the proceedings on another Judgement of about three dollars or so, for a short space of time that said Matthews could pay it short of having his property sold on execution. To this decision Brother Keeler refused to comply, and said that he would appeal it to the high council at
To whom we address these minutes
P. Elder
, Clerk

22 November 1835 • Sunday

Council of High Priests and Elders. held in the presence of the members of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints Nov 22d 1835.
President Joseph Smith Junr. & Presiding appointed Clerk.
The case of presented by J. Smith had been an ordained Elder in the Church and for a time preached the gospel successfully. but after a while sent his license in a letter to President Smith requesting to be excused from laboring longer in the vineyard. This evening he came forward before the church and confessed that he had been in temptation and fallen into Error, so much [p. 130]
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