Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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6 June 1833 • Thursday

This day called a conference of High priests 6th June 1833—  Bro Joseph opened by prayer, being nominated a  Clerk for the presidency of the High priesthood, seconded and duly  chosen by vote, and took his seat to act.— The occasion of the  conference being called, was this. to council the committee who were ap pointed to take the oversight of the building of the . These are the names of the committee   & . It was voted by the conference that  the committee proceed immediately to commence building the  or obtaining materials, Stone Brick Lumber &c.

Trial of Doctor Philastus Hurlbut • 21 June 1833

I, , having been tried before the Bishops cou ncil of High Priests in a charge of Unchristian like conduct  with the female sex. and myself being absent at the time  and considering that Strict justice was not done me. I do  by these presents most solemly enter my appeal unto the Pres idents council of high priests for a re hearing according to  the privilige gurranteed to me in the laws of the Church  which council is now assembled in the School room in   the 21st June 1833— It was motioned seconded  and voted that Bro be granted a re-hearing—  Bro Joseph, the President, opened the council by prayer— The council  then proceeded to ordain two High Priests to make out the number, twelve,  that the council or <church> court might be organized. and were ordained by the hands of Bro by the voice  of the council, s case was laid before the Court &  the testimony against him given by &  and duly investigated. It was decided that should be for given because of the liberal confession which he made. This council  decided that the Bishops council decided correctly before, and  that ’s crime was sufficient to cut him off from the ch urch, but on his confession, he was restored—
Joseph Smith Jr—

21 June 1833 • Friday

June 21st 1833 Bro Daniel Copley’s priests licence and [p. 21]

6 June 1833 • Thursday

This day called a conference of High priests 6th June 1833— Bro Joseph opened by prayer, being nominated a Clerk for the presidency of the High priesthood, seconded and duly chosen by vote, and took his seat to act.— The occasion of the conference being called, was this. to council the committee who were appointed to take the oversight of the building of the . These are the names of the committee & . It was voted by the conference that the committee proceed immediately to commence building the or obtaining materials, Stone Brick Lumber &c.

Trial of Doctor Philastus Hurlbut • 21 June 1833

I, , having been tried before the Bishops council of High Priests in a charge of Unchristian like conduct with the female sex. and myself being absent at the time and considering that Strict justice was not done me. I do by these presents most solemly enter my appeal unto the Presidents council of high priests for a re hearing according to the privilige gurranteed to me in the laws of the Church which council is now assembled in the School room in the 21st June 1833— It was motioned seconded and voted that Bro be granted a re-hearing— Bro Joseph, the President, opened the council by prayer— The council then proceeded to ordain two High Priests to make out the number, twelve, that the council or church court might be organized. and were ordained by the hands of Bro by the voice of the council, s case was laid before the Court & the testimony against him given by & and duly investigated. It was decided that should be forgiven because of the liberal confession which he made. This council decided that the Bishops council decided correctly before, and that ’s crime was sufficient to cut him off from the church, but on his confession, he was restored—
Joseph Smith Jr—

21 June 1833 • Friday

June 21st 1833 Bro Daniel Copley’s priests licence and [p. 21]
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