Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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meetings to be held in public.
Nominated voted & carried that two speak on this subject viz:
& .
After which the arose and said, That I feel brethren,  that according to the spirit which is in me, to say that I deem it  necessary that there are four appointed to the above named mission  to teach the Disciples how to escape the indignation of our enemies  and to keep in favor with those who feel well disposed towards us.  and live as disciples in all lowliness of heart &c. These four to  hold meetings in public and teach as they shall be directed by the Holy  Spirit. And nominate for these four ,   & to fill the above named mission.
This descision carried by a unanimous voice of Counsellors and  whole congregation present which was large.
Adjourned for one hour.
Convened
Opened in pra[y]er by President.
After which— charge made by Nathan West read by , As  follows
To the high council of the Church of Christ organized by the will of  God on this 7th of July 1834.
Know ye that, whereas Br. Brown an high priest of this Church  of Christ did on the last week come into this Branch and taught certain  of the brethren & sisters things much the reverse of what we had:  by encouraging them in practising gifts. And whereas said Brown did  in an underhanded, (and as we conceive) clandestine manner ordain Sylvester  Hulett to the office of high priest, asserting that he had obtained a wit ness from the Lord for the same, which witness he said was the promise of  performing the ordination or receiving the gift of tongues. which gift  he said he had never received before but afterwards said that he had  been in possession of the same gift for the space of a year.
And whereas, said Brown seemed to undervalue the authority of or at least  the righteousness of the high Council by charging me not to say any  thing that would tend to prejudice their minds that they might not judge  righteously. [p. 49]
meetings to be held in public.
Nominated voted & carried that two speak on this subject viz:
& .
After which the arose and said, That I feel brethren, that according to the spirit which is in me, to say that I deem it necessary that there are four appointed to the above named mission to teach the Disciples how to escape the indignation of our enemies and to keep in favor with those who feel well disposed towards us. and live as disciples in all lowliness of heart &c. These four to hold meetings in public and teach as they shall be directed by the Holy Spirit. And nominate for these four , & to fill the above named mission.
This descision carried by a unanimous voice of Counsellors and whole congregation present which was large.
Adjourned for one hour.
Convened
Opened in prayer by President.
After which— charge made by Nathan West read by , As follows
To the high council of the Church of Christ organized by the will of God on this 7th of July 1834.
Know ye that, whereas Br. Brown an high priest of this Church of Christ did on the last week come into this Branch and taught certain of the brethren & sisters things much the reverse of what we had: by encouraging them in practising gifts. And whereas said Brown did in an underhanded, (and as we conceive) clandestine manner ordain Sylvester Hulett to the office of high priest, asserting that he had obtained a witness from the Lord for the same, which witness he said was the promise of performing the ordination or receiving the gift of tongues. which gift he said he had never received before but afterwards said that he had been in possession of the same gift for the space of a year.
And whereas, said Brown seemed to undervalue the authority or at least the righteousness of the high Council by charging me not to say any thing that would tend to prejudice their minds that they might not judge righteously. [p. 49]
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