Minutes, 19 September 1835

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 thought & he then thought it was the same spirit which  he had when preaching in . When he was through  President arose and said that the others (Presidents & ) had requested him to speak and they would say  nothing as it was getting late and the case was already  plain before the Court. He showed that a man might be  highly excited, and yet within have the spirit of God or of Satan  but it came by his own spirit or judgement, therefore, some  things may be of God, others of man & others from the Ad versary. And had in his sermon, some of the spirit  of God, but in his last remarks he had it not, but his own  spirit of self justification & pride, commanding in the name  of Jesus and not by the spirit of Jesus, or of meekness, & was  very wrong in this thing. Also in exalting the Committee  above the brethren, is if they might not be touched by the brethren.  And again when was healed. it came in answer  to his earnest prayers before God, but his impressions about  being made an example to the , were not an answer  to prayer, and might be wrong.
arose and gave his decision as follows.  That did err with his lips in speaking.  
And also erred in understanding the Presidents who labored with  him for it, & misinterpreted their admonitions, which led him  into what has followed, and finally has brought him before this  .
President then arose and said that according to  the testimony it is plain that has lacked  in humility and also in confidence in his brethren and  erred as expressed by .
President Joseph Smith Junr. then arose and said that the  decision of his mind is that erred in judgement  in not understanding what the brethren desired of him  when they labored with him. and he erred in spirit  when he taught in the church, the things testified of here. [p. 117]
thought & he then thought it was the same spirit which he had when preaching in . When he was through President arose and said that the others (Presidents & ) had requested him to speak and they would say nothing as it was getting late and the case was already plain before the Court. He showed that a man might be highly excited, and yet within have the spirit of God or of Satan but it came by his own spirit or judgement, therefore, some things may be of God, others of man & others from the Adversary. And had in his sermon, some of the spirit of God, but in his last remarks he had it not, but his own spirit of self justification & pride, commanding in the name of Jesus and not by the spirit of Jesus, or of meekness, & was very wrong in this thing. Also in exalting the Committee above the brethren, is if they might not be touched by the brethren. And again when was healed. it came in answer to his earnest prayers before God, but his impressions about being made an example to the , were not an answer to prayer, and might be wrong.
arose and gave his decision as follows. That did err with his lips in speaking.
And also erred in understanding the Presidents who labored with him for it, & misinterpreted their admonitions, which led him into what has followed, and finally has brought him before this .
President then arose and said that according to the testimony it is plain that has lacked in humility and also in confidence in his brethren and erred as expressed by .
President Joseph Smith Junr. then arose and said that the decision of his mind is that erred in judgement in not understanding what the brethren desired of him when they labored with him. and he erred in spirit when he taught in the church, the things testified of here. [p. 117]
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