to keep away. For himself, any thing that belongs to himself he has a right to do what he has a mind to with it, but any thing which belongs to a council he never tells of it.
There have been men admitted here in the room of absent members, and when the members are here themselves, it is expected that those who have been called in, to fill the place of such will not meet with us, and he hopes they will have no feelings.
Coun. stated concerning some of his neighbors telling him about the brethren who are gone on a mission to the Indians. These cases have come from the brethren who are gone west.
On 1 March 1845 Lewis Dana, John Pack, and John D. Lee were appointed to attend the council in place of absent members Amos Fielding, Wilford Woodruff, and Ezra Thayer, respectively. Despite the return of Fielding in April 1845, all three men continued to attend meetings of the council, though Dana’s attendance ended after he left Nauvoo on 24 April on assignment from the council. Since Woodruff and Thayer did not attend any more meetings of the Council of Fifty in the Nauvoo era, Pack and Lee continued to attend in their place. (Council of Fifty, “Record,” 1 Mar. 1845; 11 and 22 Apr. 1845.)