Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I therefore, as an Elder of the Church of Christ do earnestly solicit the  attention of the council in considering the same
Yours in bonds of Love
Nathan West
July 30 1834
After the foregoing change was read the President asked  Brown whether he acknowledged these charges or not: answered that he  acknowledged some of them, but not all.
After which the counsellors considered that it was a difficult case  and motioned seconded & carried that four speak on this case. Viz:
&
".
After which called for testimony in behalf of the  Church. First.
, Testifies that one day last week br. Nathan  West came to ’s and requested me and to  go to the Colesville branch to see br. Cole. While on the way thither  Nathan remarked that it was his impression that there was some thing taught in that branch by Brown contrary to what he and had taught them in the Hulet branch being sent by . In a few days after which we learned that it was the case.  After which requested me to go and learn of S. Brown whether  he had done as we were informed. I soon found him and asked him to  walk out for I desired to converse with him. I then asked Br. Brown  if he had visited the brethren in the regions round about, he said he had.  I asked him how he generally found them? he replied that he did not  find them in a high sanctified state, not enjoying as much of the  spirit as they might; but found the brethren in this branch, (Viz: the  Hulet branch.) enjoying more of the spirit than elsewhere. I then asked  him if he had been with them on yesterday in improving the gifts  (that is in speaking with tongues and interpreting) to this Brown replies  that he was not willing to say any thing behind his brethren’s backs.  I then mentioned to him that the Elders had been requested to visit  that branch & teach them not to use their gifts. (that is, to speak in  tongues, the gift of seeing & interpretations &c.) but lay them [p. 50]
I therefore, as an Elder of the Church of Christ do earnestly solicit the attention of the council in considering the same
Yours in bonds of Love
Nathan West
July 30 1834
After the foregoing change was read the President asked Brown whether he acknowledged these charges or not: answered that he acknowledged some of them, but not all.
After which the counsellors considered that it was a difficult case and motioned seconded & carried that four speak on this case. Viz:
&
".
After which called for testimony in behalf of the Church. First.
, Testifies that one day last week br. Nathan West came to ’s and requested me and to go to the Colesville branch to see br. Cole. While on the way thither Nathan remarked that it was his impression that there was something taught in that branch by Brown contrary to what he and had taught them in the Hulet branch being sent by . In a few days after which we learned that it was the case. After which requested me to go and learn of S. Brown whether he had done as we were informed. I soon found him and asked him to walk out for I desired to converse with him. I then asked Br. Brown if he had visited the brethren in the regions round about, he said he had. I asked him how he generally found them? he replied that he did not find them in a high sanctified state, not enjoying as much of the spirit as they might; but found the brethren in this branch, (Viz: the Hulet branch.) enjoying more of the spirit than elsewhere. I then asked him if he had been with them on yesterday in improving the gifts (that is in speaking with tongues and interpreting) to this Brown replies that he was not willing to say any thing behind his brethren’s backs. I then mentioned to him that the Elders had been requested to visit that branch & teach them not to use their gifts. (that is, to speak in tongues, the gift of seeing & interpretations &c.) but lay them [p. 50]
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