Minute Book 1

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We, the undersigned members of this conference having  accompanied brother J. Smith Junr. to and from  certify that the above is a correct statement concerning  his character and conduct.

28–29 August 1834 • Thursday–Friday

Ohio August 28th 1834
This day the high council of the church of the Latter-Day  Saints assembled according to direction of  bishop of this church to tri brother who has  been charged with a misde<mean>or. complainent
The following is a copy of the complaint.
To , bishop of the church of the Latter Day Saints  in , Sir, I prefer the following charges against  , a high priest of said Church.
First, He has refused to submit to the decision of a  council of the high priests and elders of this church  held in this place on the eleventh of this month  given in a case of difficulty, between said   and Joseph Smith Junr..
Second: He continues to charge said Joseph, contra ry to the decision of the before mentioned council  with improper conduct in his proceedings as  president of the church of the Latter-Day, Saints  during his journey the past season, to the State  of . As these things are exceedingly  grievous to many of the Saints in , and very  prejudicial to the cause of truth in general, I  therefore require that you summon the high coun cil of this church, to investigate this case  that a final may be had upon the same.  I say the high council, because it is a case [p. 58]
We, the undersigned members of this conference having accompanied brother J. Smith Junr. to and from certify that the above is a correct statement concerning his character and conduct.

28–29 August 1834 • Thursday–Friday

Ohio August 28th 1834
This day the high council of the church of the Latter-Day Saints assembled according to direction of bishop of this church to tri brother who has been charged with a misdemeanor. complainent
The following is a copy of the complaint.
To , bishop of the church of the Latter Day Saints in , Sir, I prefer the following charges against , a high priest of said Church.
First, He has refused to submit to the decision of a council of the high priests and elders of this church held in this place on the eleventh of this month given in a case of difficulty, between said and Joseph Smith Junr..
Second: He continues to charge said Joseph, contrary to the decision of the before mentioned council with improper conduct in his proceedings as president of the church of the Latter-Day, Saints during his journey the past season, to the State of . As these things are exceedingly grievous to many of the Saints in , and very prejudicial to the cause of truth in general, I therefore require that you summon the high council of this church, to investigate this case that a final may be had upon the same. I say the high council, because it is a case [p. 58]
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