Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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which are as follows:
“To the Council of the Church of Christ of Latter  day saints in .
I prefer the following charges before  your honorable body against .
1st, For persecuting brethren by stiring up people to  prosecute them, and urging on vexatious lawsuits against  them and thereby bringing distress upon the inocent.
2nd For virtually denying the faith of the Church of Christ  of Latter Day saints, by vindicating the cause of the enemies  of this Church, who are dissenters from us, now in ,  and speaking reproachfully of the Church and High  Council, by saying their proceedings were illegal and that  he never would acknowledge them to be legal, these asser tions were without foundation and truth, also, treating  the Church with contempt by absenting himself from  meetings on the sabbath, by not observing his prayers in  the season thereof and by not observing the word of  wisdom.
3.rd For seeking to injure the character of Joseph  Smith jr by reporting that he had a demand against him  of One thousand dollars, when it was without foundation  in truth
4th For laying voilent hands on our Brother , and by kicking and beating him, thereby throwing  contempt on the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints  in
5th And by saying that he would appeal the suit  between him & Brother and take it out  of the County, saying that he could not get justice done  him, thereby speaking reproachfully of the authority of  .
6th For telling a falshood.
7th For taking whiskey and making Weldon drink &  then cheating him out of his property
” [p. 127]
which are as follows:
“To the Council of the Church of Christ of Latter day saints in .
I prefer the following charges before your honorable body against .
1st, For persecuting brethren by stiring up people to prosecute them, and urging on vexatious lawsuits against them and thereby bringing distress upon the inocent.
2nd For virtually denying the faith of the Church of Christ of Latter Day saints, by vindicating the cause of the enemies of this Church, who are dissenters from us, now in , and speaking reproachfully of the Church and High Council, by saying their proceedings were illegal and that he never would acknowledge them to be legal, these assertions were without foundation and truth, also, treating the Church with contempt by absenting himself from meetings on the sabbath, by not observing his prayers in the season thereof and by not observing the word of wisdom.
3.rd For seeking to injure the character of Joseph Smith jr by reporting that he had a demand against him of One thousand dollars, when it was without foundation in truth
4th For laying voilent hands on our Brother , and by kicking and beating him, thereby throwing contempt on the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in
5th And by saying that he would appeal the suit between him & Brother and take it out of the County, saying that he could not get justice done him, thereby speaking reproachfully of the authority of .
6th For telling a falshood.
7th For taking whiskey and making Weldon drink & then cheating him out of his property
” [p. 127]
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