then observed that he thought the case sufficiently brought
before the council, and would say no more.
And , proceeded to give his decis ion as follows. That brother
Green should, (if he were aggrieved with President
Smith) have gone and told him of his difficulty and not have said any thing
about it to his neighbor. And again, that Mr. Al dridge as has been shown, has been guilty of
neg lecting his prayers before God, & therefore, has not had the spirit
of God, to preserve him from the temptation of Satan, & has fallen into evil,
and actually did do wrong in raising objections to the price of the book;
presented last sabbath, and was under the influence of an evil spirit.
Brother Green fellowships the evil spirit in Br.
Aldridge and says he is justifiable in what he has done &
therefore it is evident that an evil spirit is reigning in the heart <breast> of
brother Green, And it is also <as> evident that President Joseph Smith Junr. was justified in rebuking that evil spirit
& it was not only justifiable in President Smith, to rebuke that evil
Spirit but also his duty as President and first in the appointed of God to lead the
same into all right eousness; The decision then of the of the
is in short that brother Green be & is now
excluded from this
church, and shall be a member no more until he come in by the of , as appointed by
the Gospel, to be done in the church. This was agreed to by all the counsellors
except , whether Mr.
Green should not have the privilege of confessing his faults and still
be retained in the Church. He, therefore, thought it was the privilege of
brother Green, to have a reorganization of the council and a
rehearing. This was about to be [p. 112]