Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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6–7 June 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
June 6th 1835
Elders and brethren of the church of the Latter-Day Saints, met  in conference agreeably to previous notice given, and organized  a council at the place aforesaid. was called to  the chair, and was duly appointed secretary.  Elders present, compossing the council, were severally seated accor ding to their respective ages. and then united in solemn prayer to  Almighty God for wisdom to guide us in our deliberations.  The church in this place was now called upon by the chair  for the number, now belonging to said church, and was rep resented by Elder , the presiding Elder of said  church, to be 100. Branch of the church at , rep resented by Elder , to be fifteen in number.—  The council then called on the presiding officer of the church,  for all matters of difficulty, (if any he had,) for adjudi cation by the council. Elder David Matthews case was  called up; he having been suspended for unchristian  conduct, at a previous conference. After hearing the  statements of a number of those who were acquainted  with brother Matthews: the council unanimously agreed  that there had been due contrition of spirit, manifested by  him, in his walk and conversation, since his suspension.  Brother Matthews manifested a wish, to see an[d] converse  with , with whom his former difficulty  occurred and then a decision could be made; The interview was  had, and brother Matthews was restored by unanimous vote  of the council. Elder , preferred a charge  against Elder for aiding and assisting, a brother,  in this church, to abscond, who was involved in debt, and for  acting without the counsel of the Elders of or brethren of the church  over which he presides. Witnesses were called on to sub stantiate the charges, but none were found who were willing  to crimenate . but all were compelled to say, from  the conviction of their own minds, that he had acted from [p. 89]
6–7 June 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
June 6th 1835
Elders and brethren of the church of the Latter-Day Saints, met in conference agreeably to previous notice given, and organized a council at the place aforesaid. was called to the chair, and was duly appointed secretary. Elders present, compossing the council, were severally seated according to their respective ages. and then united in solemn prayer to Almighty God for wisdom to guide us in our deliberations. The church in this place was now called upon by the chair for the number, now belonging to said church, and was represented by Elder , the presiding Elder of said church, to be 100. Branch of the church at , represented by Elder , to be fifteen in number.— The council then called on the presiding officer of the church, for all matters of difficulty, (if any he had,) for adjudication by the council. Elder David Matthews case was called up; he having been suspended for unchristian conduct, at a previous conference. After hearing the statements of a number of those who were acquainted with brother Matthews: the council unanimously agreed that there had been due contrition of spirit, manifested by him, in his walk and conversation, since his suspension. Brother Matthews manifested a wish, to see and converse with , with whom his former difficulty occurred and then a decision could be made; The interview was had, and brother Matthews was restored by unanimous vote of the council. Elder , preferred a charge against Elder for aiding and assisting, a brother, in this church, to abscond, who was involved in debt, and for acting without the counsel of the Elders or brethren of the church over which he presides. Witnesses were called on to substantiate the charges, but none were found who were willing to crimenate . but all were compelled to say, from the conviction of their own minds, that he had acted from [p. 89]
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