Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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To the high council of the church of Latter Day Saints in .
Brethren, Inasmuch as certain charges which we send with this to you, have been preferred against Elder by one of the “Twelve” and upon examing the same in council we found him guilty as therein set forth, he also confessing the same we decided that he must confess his fault publicly, & quit his pedling and come with the rest of the servants of God to the school of the Elders to receive instruction in his name that he be handed over to you to be dealt with according to the rules of the church. this confession he has neglected to make and has continued to peddle through the time of instruction and of the Dedication of the and we, therefore, consider him under these circumstances to be unworthy of the responsible office which he holds in the church and we give you his name to do with him as circumstances may require.
Done by the direction of the seven) Clerk of the 7 P. of the 70d
Presidents of the Seventies April 4th 1836)
The charges alluded to above as preferred by are as follows:
1st That he was found at the Store of Mr. Quin but a few evenings since engaged in singing songs or ditties which illy comported with the dignity of his office & calling
2d That he was at the tavern of the same evening and drank rum, wine &c. and also smoked his pipe of tobacco. The above charges were preferred to the Presidents of the 70s from his being a member of their quorum. [p. 211]
To the high council of the church of Latter Day Saints in .
Brethren, Inasmuch as certain charges which we send with this to you, have been preferred against Elder by one of the “Twelve” and upon examing the same in council we found him guilty as therein set forth, he also confessing the same we decided that he must confess his fault publicly, & quit his pedling and come with the rest of the servants of God to the school of the Elders to receive instruction in his name that he be handed over to you to be dealt with according to the rules of the church. this confession he has neglected to make and has continued to peddle through the time of instruction and of the Dedication of the and we, therefore, consider him under these circumstances to be unworthy of the responsible office which he holds in the church and we give you his name to do with him as circumstances may require.
Done by the direction of the seven) Clerk of the 7 P. of the 70d—
Presidents of the Seventies April 4th 1836)
The charges alluded to above as preferred by are as follows:
1st That he was found at the Store of Mr. Quin but a few evenings since engaged in singing songs or ditties which illy comported with the dignity of his office & calling
2d That he was at the tavern of the same evening and drank rum, wine &c. and also smoked his pipe of tobacco. The above charges were preferred to the Presidents of the 70s from his being a member of their quorum. [p. 211]
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