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 .
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]