Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The object of the meeting as explained by was to  search out & examine into the nature of grievances as set forth by Sister  Emily Coburn & Elizabeth Gilbert respecting the teaching & Spirit which  had actuated br. for a length of time past.
The testimony was all had on both sides & said a considerable  after which it was agreed that the Elders should descide upon the Spirit  which was actuated by this evening.
And after having two votes or lots written for each Elder & the Elders  not consulting each other upon the subject the vote was taken or lot  cast whether good or bad & on looking over the votes or lots they all agreed  & came out bad; brs. & not voting  being excused. then spoke until interrupted by the .  the Elders immediately one after another that had not voted or cast lots  raised their voices against the spirit manifested by .
After which they reproved the two sisters for some things they thought  they were out of the way and afterwards at the request of to  know what he should do or what was to be done with him it was thought  advisable that he should not officiate as an Elder until he should could see  with the other Elders & be able to discover that he had a bad spirit.
Clerk of Con.

26–27 April 1832 • Thursday–Friday

April 26. 1832.
Met in council
High priests Present
Joseph Smith jr.
Elders Present
Joshua Fairchilds (license taken at (present)
Sanford Porter
First: Joseph Smith jr. acknowledged by the High priests in the land of  Zion to be President of the High Priesthood, according to commandment and  ordination in , at the Conference held in January 25, 1832 [p. 24]
The object of the meeting as explained by was to search out & examine into the nature of grievances as set forth by Sister Emily Coburn & Elizabeth Gilbert respecting the teaching & Spirit which had actuated br. for a length of time past.
The testimony was all had on both sides & said a considerable after which it was agreed that the Elders should descide upon the Spirit which was actuated by this evening.
And after having two votes or lots written for each Elder & the Elders not consulting each other upon the subject the vote was taken or lot cast whether good or bad & on looking over the votes or lots they all agreed & came out bad; brs. & not voting being excused. then spoke until interrupted by the . the Elders immediately one after another that had not voted or cast lots raised their voices against the spirit manifested by .
After which they reproved the two sisters for some things they thought they were out of the way and afterwards at the request of to know what he should do or what was to be done with him it was thought advisable that he should not officiate as an Elder until he could see with the other Elders & be able to discover that he had a bad spirit.
Clerk of Con.

26–27 April 1832 • Thursday–Friday

April 26. 1832.
Met in council
High priests Present
Joseph Smith jr.
Elders Present
Joshua Fairchilds (license taken at (present)
Sanford Porter
First: Joseph Smith jr. acknowledged by the High priests in the land of Zion to be President of the High Priesthood, according to commandment and ordination in , at the Conference held in January 25, 1832 [p. 24]
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