History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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organized according to the [HC 2:32] Ancient order, and also according to the mind of the Lord.
The following complaint was then presented before the council, by a .”
February 19th 1834.
“To the of the of the ; The following charges, I prefer against Curtis Hodge’s <​Son​> of this church; First, an error in spirit; secondly, an error in address or communication, which was in loud speaking, and a want of clearness in articulation which was calculated to do injury to the cause of God; and also, of contending or persisting, that that was a good or proper spirit which actuated him thus to speak, all of which I consider unbecoming an Elder in this church, and request a hearing before the .
(Signed) .—
Elder Hodges pleaded “not guilty of the above charges,”
Father Lions was called on to substatiate the above charges, and his testimony was pointed against brother Hodges. Brother Story testified that Elder Hodges talked so loud at a prayer meeting, that the neighbors came out to see if some one was not hurt. At another meeting, he said that rebuked him for his error, but he did not receive the rebuke; that he raised his voice so high that he could not articulate so as to be understood; and that his teaching brought a damp on the meeting, and was not edifying. Brother was then called upon, who testified that Elder Hodges was guilty of hollooing so loud that in a measure he lost his voice and uttered but little else distintly, <​than​> “Glory to heavensKing,” His testimony was pointed against brother Hodges, an<​d​> Brother testified much the same.
Counsellor stood upon the part of the accuser, and opened the case handsomely and clearly. [HC 2:33] Counsellor stood upon the part of the accused, but could say but a few works words.
The accuser and the accused then spoke for themselves, after which, the president arose and laid open the case still. more plain, and gave his decision, which was, that [p. 433]
organized according to the [HC 2:32] Ancient order, and also according to the mind of the Lord.
The following complaint was then presented before the council, by a .”
February 19th 1834.
“To the of the of the ; The following charges, I prefer against Curtis Hodge’s Son of this church; First, an error in spirit; secondly, an error in address or communication, which was in loud speaking, and a want of clearness in articulation which was calculated to do injury to the cause of God; and also, of contending or persisting, that that was a good or proper spirit which actuated him thus to speak, all of which I consider unbecoming an Elder in this church, and request a hearing before the .
(Signed) .—
Elder Hodges pleaded “not guilty of the above charges,”
Father Lions was called on to substatiate the above charges, and his testimony was pointed against brother Hodges. Brother Story testified that Elder Hodges talked so loud at a prayer meeting, that the neighbors came out to see if some one was not hurt. At another meeting, he said that rebuked him for his error, but he did not receive the rebuke; that he raised his voice so high that he could not articulate so as to be understood; and that his teaching brought a damp on the meeting, and was not edifying. Brother was then called upon, who testified that Elder Hodges was guilty of hollooing so loud that in a measure he lost his voice and uttered but little else distintly, than “Glory to heavensKing,” His testimony was pointed against brother Hodges, and Brother testified much the same.
Counsellor stood upon the part of the accuser, and opened the case handsomely and clearly. [HC 2:33] Counsellor stood upon the part of the accused, but could say but a few words.
The accuser and the accused then spoke for themselves, after which, the president arose and laid open the case still. more plain, and gave his decision, which was, that [p. 433]
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