Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 3, 6 May 1845–13 January 1846

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The council was opened with prayer by E[lde]r .
The then stated that he had called in brother to sit in the place of his brother who is absent on business for the church, he wanted to know if the council had any objections. The council signified that they had no objections. Whereupon
The called upon to state to the nature of this organization and the object of the council.
stated in few words the object and design of the council, and with hands uplifted said he was willing to abide by all the laws of the council. The title of the council was then given by the , to which he signified his entire approbation and assent. [p. [14]]
The council was opened with prayer by Elder .
The then stated that he had called in brother to sit in the place of his brother who is absent on business for the church, he wanted to know if the council had any objections. The council signified that they had no objections. Whereupon
The called upon to state to the nature of this organization and the object of the council.
stated in few words the object and design of the council, and with hands uplifted said he was willing to abide by all the laws of the council. The title of the council was then given by the , to which he signified his entire approbation and assent. [p. [14]]
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