Minute Book 1

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at the seat of the government of the church.
Should the parties, or either of them, be dissatisfied  with the decision of said council, they may appeal to  the high council at the seat of the general government  of the church, and have a re-hearing, which case shall  there be conducted according to the former pattern  written, as though no such descision had been passed <made>.
This council of high priests abroad, is only to be  called on the most difficult cases of church matters;  and no common or ordinary case is to be sufficient  to call such councils. The travelling or located high  priests abroad, have the power to say whether it is necessary  to call such a council or not.
*The twelve counsellors then proceeded to cast lots or  ballot, to ascertain who should speak first, and the  following was the result, viz:
drew No. 1 drew No 7
—— " " 2 " " 8
—— " " 3 " " 9
—— " " 4 " " 10
—— " " 5 " " 11
—— " " 6 " " 12
Council then adjourned to meet on wednesday the 19th. Inst.  at 10 Oclk A.M.
Clk
*Resolved, that the president or presidents at the seat of gen eral church government, shall have power to determine whether  any such case as may be appealed, is justly entitled to  a re-hearing after examineing the appeal and the evidences  and statements accompanying it. [p. 35]
at the seat of the government of the church.
Should the parties, or either of them, be dissatisfied with the decision of said council, they may appeal to the high council at the seat of the general government of the church, and have a re-hearing, which case shall there be conducted according to the former pattern written, as though no such descision had been made.
This council of high priests abroad, is only to be called on the most difficult cases of church matters; and no common or ordinary case is to be sufficient to call such councils. The travelling or located high priests abroad, have the power to say whether it is necessary to call such a council or not.
*The twelve counsellors then proceeded to cast lots or ballot, to ascertain who should speak first, and the following was the result, viz:
drew No. 1 drew No 7
—— " " 2 " " 8
—— " " 3 " " 9
—— " " 4 " " 10
—— " " 5 " " 11
—— " " 6 " " 12
Council then adjourned to meet on wednesday the 19th. Inst. at 10 Oclk A.M.
Clk
*Resolved, that the president or presidents at the seat of general church government, shall have power to determine whether any such case as may be appealed, is justly entitled to a re-hearing after examineing the appeal and the evidences and statements accompanying it. [p. 35]
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