Minute Book 2

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Church, or the feelings of any of his brethren been aggrieved in conse quence of the same he now asks their forgiveness as well as the  forgiveness of the Lord.
The other two are not considered by this Conference just ac cusations; but in relation to the fifth charge which reads; “His having insul ted the Lord’s prophet in particular & assumed authority over him in open  violation of the Laws of God.”
says that in relation to the same although the circumstances  occured previous to said conference, if Br. Joseph has not forgiven him he  hopes he will, as he<is &> has always been sorry.
Resolved that whereas the duty of a disciple of Christ is to promote  peace union, harmony & brotherly love & not at any time imprudently prefer  charges & demand confession & settlement of the same in the absence of a br.  after having had a privilege of doing the same face to face, and more especially  after sitting in Conference in the name of the Lord & communing together  at sacrament. We do therefore after deliberately weighing the subject  before us earnestly entreat our for the good of the cause  in which we labor & for which we suffer persecutions, to candidly  reflect upon the subject of the aforementioned letter and ask himself  whether he was not actuated by his own hasty feelings rather than the Spirit  of Christ when indicting the same.
After having conversed with freely upon the subject we can say  with assurance that he is willing to make every confession which as a disciple of Christ could require & forever bury the matter.
And we do advise that such may be the resolution & thereby the wound  in the Church be healed & they walk together as brothers filling the im portant stations in the Kingdom of God in honor to themselves & the advancement  of our Redeemer’s cause: Amen. Closed. Prayer by br.
Clerk of Conference.

21 October 1831 • Friday

Minutes of a Conference held at the dwelling house of October 21. 1831.
Br. was appointed Moderator & Clerk.
Present
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Church, or the feelings of any of his brethren been aggrieved in consequence of the same he now asks their forgiveness as well as the forgiveness of the Lord.
The other two are not considered by this Conference just accusations; but in relation to the fifth charge which reads; “His having insulted the Lord’s prophet in particular & assumed authority over him in open violation of the Laws of God.”
says that in relation to the same although the circumstances occured previous to said conference, if Br. Joseph has not forgiven him he hopes he will, as heis & has always been sorry.
Resolved that whereas the duty of a disciple of Christ is to promote union, harmony & brotherly love & not at any time imprudently prefer charges & demand confession & settlement of the same in the absence of a br. after having had a privilege of doing the same face to face, and more especially after sitting in Conference in the name of the Lord & communing together at sacrament. We do therefore after deliberately weighing the subject before us earnestly entreat our for the good of the cause in which we labor & for which we suffer persecutions, to candidly reflect upon the subject of the aforementioned letter and ask himself whether he was not actuated by his own hasty feelings rather than the Spirit of Christ when indicting the same.
After having conversed with freely upon the subject we can say with assurance that he is willing to make every confession which as a disciple of Christ could require & forever bury the matter.
And we do advise that such may be the resolution & thereby the wound in the Church be healed & they walk together as brothers filling the important stations in the Kingdom of God in honor to themselves & the advancement of our Redeemer’s cause: Amen. Closed. Prayer by br.
Clerk of Conference.

21 October 1831 • Friday

Minutes of a Conference held at the dwelling house of October 21. 1831.
Br. was appointed Moderator & Clerk.
Present
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