Minute Book 1

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left them in a starving them condition and with out Wood just before the solemn Assembly, when he  ought to have been home. Question by  relative to the use of tobacco &c. &c. <liquor.> called  on to testify relative to the use of strong liquor says that   had taken some once or twice in a few mont[h]s  past. testifies that he left his family  without sufficient wood to last more than two days, and  no provision of any consequence in the house. He gave  his family no intimation where he was going or when  he should return, he also states that it is his full belief  that when he went away he never intended to return.
J. Smith Junr Stated that Elder had  learned from that he had been intimate with  every woman he could since he belonged to the church   States that he had not heard any compla aint of since he belonged to the Seventy.
Testimony closed—
Elder spoke at some length touching the  evidence setting it in a clear light, and pointing out the  criminality before the court. Spoke on the  other part and touched the case but lightly.
Complainant spoke on part of the  prosecution setting the whole case in a clear light before  the court according to the evidence addressed.
then Spoke in his own defence  confesses his strong propensity to talebearing and drinking  strong liquor, but denies the charge or unchastity to , stated suggested by J. Smith Junr. as stated by  
President then rose to give decision in the  case before the council. He expressed his deep regret  to have to act in this case. Guilt he said was fixed  on the head of the defendant and not rebutted. [p. 206]
left them in a starving condition and without Wood just before the solemn Assembly, when he ought to have been home. Question by relative to the use of tobacco liquor. called on to testify relative to the use of strong liquor says that had taken some once or twice in a few months past. testifies that he left his family without sufficient wood to last more than two days, and no provision of any consequence in the house. He gave his family no intimation where he was going or when he should return, he also states that it is his full belief that when he went away he never intended to return.
J. Smith Junr Stated that Elder had learned from that he had been intimate with every woman he could since he belonged to the church States that he had not heard any complaaint of since he belonged to the Seventy.
Testimony closed—
Elder spoke at some length touching the evidence setting it in a clear light, and pointing out the criminality before the court. Spoke on the other part and touched the case but lightly.
Complainant spoke on part of the prosecution setting the whole case in a clear light before the court according to the evidence addressed.
then Spoke in his own defence confesses his strong propensity to talebearing and drinking strong liquor, but denies the charge or unchastity to , suggested by J. Smith Junr. as stated by
President then rose to give decision in the case before the council. He expressed his deep regret to have to act in this case. Guilt he said was fixed on the head of the defendant and not rebutted. [p. 206]
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