Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 o’clock council <met> pursuant to adjournment. opened by singing  and prayer
A charge was then prefered against  and , for persisting in unchristian like conduct.
was the plaintiff
It was considered a difficult case therefore six councellors  were appointed to speak, namely. , Isaac Higbee  and , on the part of the plaintiff.
, , and Samuel Bent, on  the part of the defendant. After which the following letter  was read. by Br Marcellus Cowdery, bearer of the same,  belonging to , previous to giving it to its  rightful owner.
, March 10, 1838.
Sir It is contrary to the principles of the revelations  of Jesus Christ, and his gospel, and the laws of the land,  to try a person for an offence, by an illegal tribunal, or by  men prejudiced against, <him> or by authority that has given an opinion,  or decision beforehand or in his absence.
Very Respectfully
we have the honor to be,
.
.
.
Presidents of the Church of Christ in
To
one of the travelling Councellors.
Attest: ,
Clerk of the High <Council> of the Church of Christ  in
I certify the foregoing to be a true copy from the  original.
, Clerk  of High Council”
All the effect the above letter had upon the Council, was  to convi[n]ce them, still more, of the wickedness of these men, by  endeavoring to palm themselves upon the Church as her [p. 105]
2 o’clock council met pursuant to adjournment. opened by singing and prayer
A charge was then prefered against and , for persisting in unchristian like conduct.
was the plaintiff
It was considered a difficult case therefore six councellors were appointed to speak, namely. , Isaac Higbee and , on the part of the plaintiff.
, , and Samuel Bent, on the part of the defendant. After which the following letter was read. by Br Marcellus Cowdery, bearer of the same, belonging to , previous to giving it to its rightful owner.
, March 10, 1838.
Sir It is contrary to the principles of the revelations of Jesus Christ, and his gospel, and the laws of the land, to try a person for an offence, by an illegal tribunal, or by men prejudiced against, him or by authority that has given an opinion, or decision beforehand or in his absence.
Very Respectfully
we have the honor to be,
.
.
.
Presidents of the Church of Christ in
To
one of the travelling Councellors.
Attest: ,
Clerk of the High Council of the Church of Christ in
I certify the foregoing to be a true copy from the original.
, Clerk of High Council”
All the effect the above letter had upon the Council, was to convince them, still more, of the wickedness of these men, by endeavoring to palm themselves upon the Church as her [p. 105]
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