Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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12 April 1838 • Thursday
The High Council and Bishoprick of Zion met according to appointment in April 12th 1838 Presiding
The Council was organized as follows;
no 1No 2
" 3" 4
" 5" 6
" 7" 8
" 9" 10
" 11" 12
Voted unanimously that be a President of the High Council, whose duty it shall be to receive charges and give notice to the defendant, also, to call the Council together and organize them &c
The Counci[l] opened by prayer by
After some remarks by , several charges were read by him prefered against which are as follows;
“To the and Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in .
I do hereby prefer the following charges against President .
1st, For stiring up the enemy to persecute the brethren by urging on vexatious Lawsuits and thus distressing the inocent.
2nd, For seeking to destroying the character of President Joseph Smith jr, by falsly insinuating that he was guilty of adultry &c.
3rd For treating the Church with contempt by not attending meetings.
4th. For virtually denying the faith by declaring that he would not be governed by any ecclesiastical authority nor Revelation whatever in his temporal affairs [p. 118]
12 April 1838 • Thursday
The High Council and Bishoprick of Zion met according to appointment in April 12th 1838 Presiding
The Council was organized as follows;
no 1No 2
" 3" 4
" 5" 6
" 7" 8
" 9" 10
" 11" 12
Voted unanimously that be a President of the High Council, whose duty it shall be to receive charges and give notice to the defendant, also, to call the Council together and organize them &c
The Council opened by prayer by
After some remarks by , several charges were read by him prefered against which are as follows;
“To the and Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in .
I do hereby prefer the following charges against President .
1st, For stiring up the enemy to persecute the brethren by urging on vexatious Lawsuits and thus distressing the inocent.
2nd, For seeking to destroy the character of President Joseph Smith jr, by falsly insinuating that he was guilty of adultry &c.
3rd For treating the Church with contempt by not attending meetings.
4th. For virtually denying the faith by declaring that he would not be governed by any ecclesiastical authority nor Revelation whatever in his temporal affairs [p. 118]
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