Minute Book 1

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S Heath Levi Gifford counsellors, and a number of other  Brethren, Namely George Balasek Priest Shepen foot Deacon  Bro Joseph Paul accuser Chairman, Bro Heath  Clerk. Then proceeded to business after opening by prayer  Bro Paul entered a complaint against Bro James Higby [Higbee] an  Elder, for circulating false and slanderous reports and not  observing the order of the Gospel, with evidence that was  unimpeachable to substantiate the same to the satisfaction  of said council which was done, and likewise from  Bro Higbys own mouth and the spirit he showed, it  was evident and declared Guilty by the council and that  he be cut off from the Church till he repent and be  Baptized for the remission of sins.— The council then  demanded his licence & the church Book which he  utterly refused, therefore, resolved that the proceedings of  this council be sent to , and the same noted  among the churches——
Chester L Heath, Clk
Copied 29 June 1833 by Clerk for the Presidency

13 July 1833 • Saturday

13th July 1833
A councel of Elders was holden Present   Jacob Wood Dennis Lake James Lake Joseph Smith Jr ,   — — — —
Brother James Lakes case was called  who desired to know the will of the Lord  whether he should procede on to Zion  or remain in it was decided  that he should remain in  no further business the councel adjourned
Joseph Smith Clk PT
Clk PT [p. 23]
S Heath Levi Gifford counsellors, and a number of other Brethren, Namely George Balasek Priest Shepen foot Deacon Bro Joseph Paul accuser Chairman, Bro Heath Clerk. Then proceeded to business after opening by prayer Bro Paul entered a complaint against Bro James Higby [Higbee] an Elder, for circulating false and slanderous reports and not observing the order of the Gospel, with evidence that was unimpeachable to substantiate the same to the satisfaction of said council which was done, and likewise from Bro Higbys own mouth and the spirit he showed, it was evident and declared Guilty by the council and that he be cut off from the Church till he repent and be Baptized for the remission of sins.— The council then demanded his licence & the church Book which he utterly refused, therefore, resolved that the proceedings of this council be sent to , and the same noted among the churches——
Chester L Heath, Clk
Copied 29 June 1833 by Clerk for the Presidency

13 July 1833 • Saturday

13th July 1833
A councel of Elders was holden Present Jacob Wood Dennis Lake James Lake Joseph Smith Jr , — — — —
Brother James Lakes case was called who desired to know the will of the Lord whether he should procede on to Zion or remain in it was decided that he should remain in no further business the councel adjourned
Clk PT [p. 23]
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