Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Brother moved for a decision relative to the  first question (viz.), What is to be done to arrest the evil?   then proceeded after a few remarks to give  a decision according, to a motion previously made, (viz.) that  an article be published in the Evening & the morning Star, by  the direction of the council, that the church in has  investigated the conduct of brother Joseph Smith Junr. while  journeying to the West and returning, and that we find  that he has acted in every respect in the an honorable and  proper Manner, with all monies and other properties  intrusted to his charge. After which a vote was  taken and carried. A motion was then made by  brother and seconded by brother ,  that a committee of three, be appointed to write the  article for the Star agreeably to the decision.
Brethren, , and  were nominated and appointed by unanimous vote.
, then made said that he was willing  to publish a confession in the Star. A motion was  then made by brother , and seconded by , that the above named committe be ap pointed to write letters in the name of the council to bro—  , C. Snelling & J.P. Parker.
Prayer by brother .
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Clerk of Council)

23 August 1834 • Saturday

On the 23d of August 1834 a council convened for the  purpose of hearing the resolution designed for the Star  which were to be drawn up by brethren ,  and on the subject of the difficulty existing between  brother J. Smith Junr. and . Brother  presided in consequence of the ill health of brother  After prayer the conference proceeded to business. read [p. 54]
Brother moved for a decision relative to the first question (viz.), What is to be done to arrest the evil? then proceeded after a few remarks to give a decision according, to a motion previously made, (viz.) that an article be published in the Evening & the morning Star, by the direction of the council, that the church in has investigated the conduct of brother Joseph Smith Junr. while journeying to the West and returning, and that we find that he has acted in every respect in an honorable and proper Manner, with all monies and other properties intrusted to his charge. After which a vote was taken and carried. A motion was then made by brother and seconded by brother , that a committee of three, be appointed to write the article for the Star agreeably to the decision.
Brethren, , and were nominated and appointed by unanimous vote.
, then said that he was willing to publish a confession in the Star. A motion was then made by brother , and seconded by , that the above named committe be appointed to write letters in the name of the council to bro— , C. Snelling & J.P. Parker.
Prayer by brother .
)
Clerk of Council)

23 August 1834 • Saturday

On the 23d of August 1834 a council convened for the purpose of hearing the resolution designed for the Star which were to be drawn up by brethren , and on the subject of the difficulty existing between brother J. Smith Junr. and . Brother presided in consequence of the ill health of brother After prayer the conference proceeded to business. read [p. 54]
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