Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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16 June 1836 • Thursday • Second of two entries
High Council Met in the in June 16th 1836. and Presiding.
Counsellors. , , , — Appointed Clerk
Council opened by prayer by and the counsellors Charged according to the law of God.
The case of brother was first considered.
He was charged by J. Smith Junr with a want of benevolence to the poor and charity to the church.
Bishop testifies that he does not know that has assisted him in relieving the poor or in assisting the church. He once gave 50. to send to Zion but thinks he has not been as liberal as others in these matters. counsellors appointed three of the counsellors to speak on each side.
Elder says he has been in a situation to know of the liberality of the Saints, being one of a committee to build the . donated some but too little for one who knows & intends to do his duty in this respect: seeing so many loud calls have been given for the rich to assist the poor, he knows not that he has assisted.
There is a general complaint against him in the church, from Spiritual men, men of God, knows that some individuals have suffered for want of assistance, and he has not heard them thank God for ’ liberality as they did for the liberality of others.
Elder says he lives near Brother Fisher who has lived for the most part on the charity of the church saints. Many have assisted him [p. 212]
16 June 1836 • Thursday • Second of two entries
High Council Met in the in June 16th 1836. and Presiding.
Counsellors. , , , — Appointed Clerk
Council opened by prayer by and the counsellors Charged according to the law of God.
The case of brother was first considered.
He was charged by J. Smith Junr with a want of benevolence to the poor and charity to the church.
Bishop testifies that he does not know that has assisted him in relieving the poor or in assisting the church. He once gave 50. to send to Zion but thinks he has not been as liberal as others in these matters. counsellors appointed three of the counsellors to speak on each side.
Elder says he has been in a situation to know of the liberality of the Saints, being one of a committee to build the . donated some but too little for one who knows & intends to do his duty in this respect: seeing so many loud calls have been given for the rich to assist the poor, he knows not that he has assisted.
There is a general complaint against him in the church, from Spiritual men, men of God, knows that some individuals have suffered for want of assistance, and he has not heard them thank God for ’ liberality as they did for the liberality of others.
Elder says he lives near Brother Fisher who has lived for the most part on the charity of the saints. Many have assisted him [p. 212]
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