Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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on the part of the Church and on the part of the defendant, after a few remarks by the Councellors, it was decided that the ordination was not legal. The Council adjourned untill next Saturday at 9 o’clock. Closing prayer by Elder .
Clerk
24 March 1838 • Saturday
The High Council of Zion met pursuant to adjournment, Saturday March 24th 1838.
Council ws organized as follows:
Joseph Smith jr. and Presidents
no 1no 2
" 3" 4
" 5" 6
" 7" 8
" 9" 10
" 11" 12
The Council was opened by prayer by Prest .
A Charge was prefered against for unchristian-like conduct, in speaking reproachfully of youngsters, by James Newberry.
After a short deliberation it was considered a most difficult case, therefore Six Councellors were appointed to speak on the case, viz: , and , on the part of the Church and , , and on the part of the accused.
Jacob Gates testifies that was at his house, the subject of Spelling Schools, in the evening was introduced, which he disapproved of also, mentioned about a young man’s undertaking to hug a girl in an evening meeting but mentioned no names, he disapproved of evening schools and meetings on account of the young people being light-minded & tended to draw away their minds from their studdies [p. 110]
on the part of the Church and on the part of the defendant, after a few remarks by the Councellors, it was decided that the ordination was not legal. The Council adjourned untill next Saturday at 9 o’clock. Closing prayer by Elder .
Clerk
24 March 1838 • Saturday
The High Council of Zion met pursuant to adjournment, Saturday March 24th 1838.
Council ws organized as follows:
Joseph Smith jr. and Presidents
no 1no 2
" 3" 4
" 5" 6
" 7" 8
" 9" 10
" 11" 12
The Council was opened by prayer by Prest .
A Charge was prefered against for unchristian-like conduct, in speaking reproachfully of youngsters, by James Newberry.
After a short deliberation it was considered a most difficult case, therefore Six Councellors were appointed to speak on the case, viz: , and , on the part of the Church and , , and on the part of the accused.
Jacob Gates testifies that was at his house, the subject of Spelling Schools, in the evening was introduced, which he disapproved of also, mentioned about a young man’s undertaking to hug a girl in an evening meeting but mentioned no names, he disapproved of evening schools and meetings on account of the young people being light-minded & tended to draw away their minds from their studdies [p. 110]
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