Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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organized, Joseph Smith jr presiding, when it was opened by prayer by , after which Br made some remarks respecting his former conduct, by way of confession, but not to the satisfaction of the Council, after which made a few remarks, followed by and others, when made perfect satisfaction.
The Council adjourned untill tomorrow at 1 o’clock. Benediction by President Joseph Smith jr
Clk
17 March 1838 • Saturday
The High Council & of Zion met, agreeable to adjournment, in the in March the 17th 1838.
The Council was organized as follows:
, President.
No. 1No 2
" 3" 4
" 5" 6
" 7" 8
" 9" 10
" 11" 12
The council was opened by singing, “How firm a foundation” &c. and prayer by .
A letter was read, from respecting the ordination of Asa C. Earl, who had been ordained a Priest, by his brother, while on a visit to another State, without a Conference, but afterwards gave up his license, there being some dissatisfaction expressed, after he got home, by the branch to which he belonged.
The question was whether the the ordination was legal or not.
The case was not considered difficult, therefore, two Councellors were appointed to speak, viz: [p. 109]
organized, Joseph Smith jr presiding, when it was opened by prayer by , after which Br made some remarks respecting his former conduct, by way of confession, but not to the satisfaction of the Council, after which made a few remarks, followed by and others, when made perfect satisfaction.
The Council adjourned untill tomorrow at 1 o’clock. Benediction by President Joseph Smith jr
Clk
17 March 1838 • Saturday
The High Council & of Zion met, agreeable to adjournment, in the in March the 17th 1838.
The Council was organized as follows:
, President.
No. 1No 2
" 3" 4
" 5" 6
" 7" 8
" 9" 10
" 11" 12
The council was opened by singing, “How firm a foundation” &c. and prayer by .
A letter was read, from respecting the ordination of Asa C. Earl, who had been ordained a Priest, by his brother, while on a visit to another State, without a Conference, but afterwards gave up his license, there being some dissatisfaction expressed, after he got home, by the branch to which he belonged.
The question was whether the ordination was legal or not.
The case was not considered difficult, therefore, two Councellors were appointed to speak, viz: [p. 109]
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