Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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so as to go and join the Methodists, yet says he was not in  faith with their doctrine. He now says he desires to return  to the fellowship of the church and asks forgiveness of the  brethren and a restoration of his license. President Smith  arose & spoke at considerable length on the impropriety  of turning away from the truth and going after a people  so destitute, of the spirit of righteousness as the Methodists.   also labored quite lengthy to show the  folly of fellowshiping any doctrine or spirit aside from  that of Christ. After which arose & said he  felt firm in determination of doing the will of God  in all things, or as far as in him lies, is sorry for his  faults and by the grace of God will forsake them in future.   then called for the vote of the Church &  received it in favor of restoring him to fellowship, and  the office of Elder also. and that the clerk give him a License.
Clerk.
This certifies that the above named  received his License agreeably to the decision of the  Conference on the 22d of Nov. 1835
, Clerk

28 December 1835 • Monday

At a meeting of the High Council of the Church of the  Latter Day Saints held in December 28th 1835
President presiding
Counsellors
Prayer by . [p. 131]
so as to go and join the Methodists, yet says he was not in faith with their doctrine. He now says he desires to return to the fellowship of the church and asks forgiveness of the brethren and a restoration of his license. President Smith arose & spoke at considerable length on the impropriety of turning away from the truth and going after a people so destitute, of the spirit of righteousness as the Methodists. also labored quite lengthy to show the folly of fellowshiping any doctrine or spirit aside from that of Christ. After which arose & said he felt firm in determination of doing the will of God in all things, or as far as in him lies, is sorry for his faults and by the grace of God will forsake them in future. then called for the vote of the Church & received it in favor of restoring him to fellowship, and the office of Elder also. and that the clerk give him a License.
Clerk.
This certifies that the above named received his License agreeably to the decision of the Conference on the 22d of Nov. 1835
, Clerk

28 December 1835 • Monday

At a meeting of the High Council of the Church of the Latter Day Saints held in December 28th 1835
President presiding
Counsellors
Prayer by . [p. 131]
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