Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the best of motives. confessed he had helped away the absconding brother, but no property had been secreted or carried away, that was legally tangible if he had not absconded. It also appeared in evidence, that the property assisted to save, belonged of right, to a woman and some orphan Children, who had never been benefitted by the property received by him who contracted the debts. It was also satisfactorily proven, that no law of the land would have covered any of the property, that assisted the absconding debtor to save, and that he might as well have moved openly as clandistinely. It was, therfore, resolved from a view of all the facts, that should be acquitted of all the charges that were preferred against him. Council then considered an appealed case between Elders Keeler & Barkdall. Elder Barkdall preferred a claim against Elder Keeler, for services said to be rendered some eight or nine years since, and to have been awarded by a former council. It apperared there had been a division in favor of Elder Barkdall, but no testimony was produced by either of the parties to substantiate a claim or prove a payment. It was therefore, resolved that both the accused and the accuser have manifested, a bad spirit, and deserve the severe rebuke of this council.
An intermission of one hour was then agreed on by the council. At the expiration of one hour the council again assembled for business. Elders Salmon Warner & Micah [Michael] B. Welton, preferred a charge with two specifications against Elder . First, that he (said ), had used harsh language, and had bee[n] guilty of unchristian like conduct toward brother Meads & his wife. Second, that said had said somethings which had tended to injure the reputation of sister Mary Ann- Point. The specifications were so far substantiated by test [p. 90]
the best of motives. confessed he had helped away the absconding brother, but no property had been secreted or carried away, that was legally tangible if he had not absconded. It also appeared in evidence, that the property assisted to save, belonged of right, to a woman and some orphan Children, who had never been benefitted by the property received by him who contracted the debts. It was also satisfactorily proven, that no law of the land would have covered any of the property, that assisted the absconding debtor to save, and that he might as well have moved openly as clandistinely. It was, therfore, resolved from a view of all the facts, that should be acquitted of all the charges that were preferred against him. Council then considered an appealed case between Elders Keeler & Barkdall. Elder Barkdall preferred a claim against Elder Keeler, for services said to be rendered some eight or nine years since, and to have been awarded by a former council. It apperared there had been a division in favor of Elder Barkdall, but no testimony was produced by either of the parties to substantiate a claim or prove a payment. It was therefore, resolved that both the accused and the accuser have manifested, a bad spirit, and deserve the severe rebuke of this council.
An intermission of one hour was then agreed on by the council. At the expiration of one hour the council again assembled for business. Elders Salmon Warner & Micah Michael B. Welton, preferred a charge with two specifications against Elder . First, that he (said ), had used harsh language, and had been guilty of unchristian like conduct toward brother Meads & his wife. Second, that said had said somethings which had tended to injure the reputation of sister Mary Ann- Point. The specifications were so far substantiated by test [p. 90]
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