Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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it will all come right” generally took the  lead of meetings in that Branch.
testifies that, told him he  had a revelation and it was of God, he should be married  in a few days, but seemed to almost doubt of its truth,  but soon after he enquired of the Lord to know whether  it was of God or not, when the reply was, “I know all  things”, therefore Concluded it was of God, also that  was a man of great influence in the Church, and when  he spoke in the name of the Lord the brethren had  great confidence in it &c
concurs in the testimony previously  given, also he heard say she was afraid of  the curses of God falling upon her, therefore she consented to  have but was soon sorry for it also after  said her husband was dead she was considerably troubled  about it and frequently requested the Church to pray  for her husband that he might return &c. but after  some time she expressed her fears that he was dead &  was inclined to think she had a testimony to that  effect, also told him Br. Best had given him  liberty to come to his house to see .
testifies that his wife was not  pregnant when he returned. <See ’s letter on pages 157 and 158 & 159>
Br Benjamin testifies that, Calvin Reed, a  boy about 15 years of age, said he had a revelation or  vision, in which he saw dead or preaching  to the spirits in prison &c.
After some lengthy remarks by the Councellors,  and very good instruction given by Councellor Smith,  the accused made confession to the satisfaction of  the Council, When it was decided that be  retained in the Church, but his licence be taken from  him as it is not considered that <he> is not qualified to hold an  office in this Church [p. 139]
it will all come right” generally took the lead of meetings in that Branch.
testifies that, told him he had a revelation and it was of God, he should be married in a few days, but seemed to almost doubt of its truth, but soon after he enquired of the Lord to know whether it was of God or not, when the reply was, “I know all things”, therefore Concluded it was of God, also that was a man of great influence in the Church, and when he spoke in the name of the Lord the brethren had great confidence in it &c
concurs in the testimony previously given, also he heard say she was afraid of the curses of God falling upon her, therefore she consented to have but was soon sorry for it also after said her husband was dead she was considerably troubled about it and frequently requested the Church to pray for her husband that he might return &c. but after some time she expressed her fears that he was dead & was inclined to think she had a testimony to that effect, also told him Br. Best had given him liberty to come to his house to see .
testifies that his wife was not pregnant when he returned. See ’s letter on pages 157 and 158 & 159
Br Benjamin testifies that, Calvin Reed, a boy about 15 years of age, said he had a revelation or vision, in which he saw dead or preaching to the spirits in prison &c.
After some lengthy remarks by the Councellors, and very good instruction given by Councellor Smith, the accused made confession to the satisfaction of the Council, When it was decided that be retained in the Church, but his licence be taken from him as it is considered that he is not qualified to hold an office in this Church [p. 139]
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