Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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5–7 April 1837 • Wednesday–Friday
April 5. 1837.
The Council convened agreeable to adjournment with the aforementioned Presidents. The & Counsel; also the 2 Apostles. The Council opened by prayer; but previous to proceeding to business, the said Presidents proposed that the & his Counsel, with the above named Apostles, leave the Council: which was objected to by the Council, the and Apostles. The Presidents still insisted on having a private Council in the absence of the Bishop & his counsel, & Apostles; when all opposed the two Presidents. The & two Apostles gave them to understand that they had a right to remain and that they therefore should remain.
then said he would disolve the Council, upon which declared that if the Council should be disolved he would prefer a charge against the two Presidents, before the & 12 High Priests. The Presidents then said they were willing to let all present remain in the house. The Council then proceeded to the investigation of the above named questions. They were not generally satisfactorily answered, which led the Council & others to strongly rebuke the late improper proceedings of the Presidents. spoke against them with apparent indignation; stating that there proceedings had been iniguitous [iniquitous] & fraudulent in the extreme, in the unrighteously appropriating church funds to their own emolument which had been plainly proven. April 6.th was occupied in like discussions. April 7th Council convened agreeable to adjournment. The & Council present, also the two Apostles. The above named Presidents agreed to give up the Town Plott of with 4 eighties on the Commons to be disposed of by the High Council, the & his counsel & the said Apostles. After which, on motion, the Council adjourned.
The Council met in to take into consideration the affairs relative to the Town Plott; at which the council resolved, (it being agreed to by all parties,) to make over, or that & make over, or transfer the Town Plott with 4 eighties, which are on the commons, into the hands of the of Zion; & that the avails arising from the sale of said lands should be appropriated to the benefit & upbuilding of “Poor Bleeding Zion.” See Pages 69 & 70. In the above resolve, & acquiesced. Also, resolved that whereas & had subscribed $1.000 each to the to be builded in this place, which they were before intending to pay out of the avails of the Town Plott; be considered exempt from paying that subscription [p. 73]
5–7 April 1837 • Wednesday–Friday
April 5. 1837.
The Council convened agreeable to adjournment with the aforementioned Presidents. The & Counsel; also the 2 Apostles. The Council opened by prayer; but previous to proceeding to business, the said Presidents proposed that the & his Counsel, with the above named Apostles, leave the Council: which was objected to by the Council, the and Apostles. The Presidents still insisted on having a private Council in the absence of the Bishop & his counsel, & Apostles; when all opposed the two Presidents. The & two Apostles gave them to understand that they had a right to remain and that they therefore should remain.
then said he would disolve the Council, upon which declared that if the Council should be disolved he would prefer a charge against the two Presidents, before the & 12 High Priests. The Presidents then said they were willing to let all present remain in the house. The Council then proceeded to the investigation of the above named questions. They were not generally satisfactorily answered, which led the Council & others to strongly rebuke the late improper proceedings of the Presidents. spoke against them with apparent indignation; stating that there proceedings had been iniguitous [iniquitous] & fraudulent in the extreme, in the unrighteously appropriating church funds to their own emolument which had been plainly proven. April 6.th was occupied in like discussions. April 7th Council convened agreeable to adjournment. The & Council present, also the two Apostles. The above named Presidents agreed to give up the Town Plott of with 4 eighties on the Commons to be disposed of by the High Council, the & his counsel & the said Apostles. After which, on motion, the Council adjourned.
The Council met in to take into consideration the affairs relative to the Town Plott; at which the council resolved, (it being agreed to by all parties,) to make over, or that & make over, or transfer the Town Plott with 4 eighties, which are on the commons, into the hands of the of Zion; & that the avails arising from the sale of said lands should be appropriated to the benefit & upbuilding of “Poor Bleeding Zion.” See Pages 69 & 70. In the above resolve, & acquiesced. Also, resolved that whereas & had subscribed $1.000 each to the to be builded in this place, which they were before intending to pay out of the avails of the Town Plott; be considered exempt from paying that subscription [p. 73]
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