Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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5th For selling his lands in contrary to the Revelations.
6th For writing and sending an insulting letter to President while on the High Council, attending to the duties of his office, as President of the Council and by insulting the whole Council with the contents of said letter
7th., For leaving the calling, in which God had appointed him, by Revelation, for the sake of filthy lucre, and turning to the practice of the Law.
8th, For disgracing the Church by lieing being connected in the ‘Bogus’ buisness as common report says.
9th. For dishonestly Retaining notes after they had been paid and finally for leaving or forsaking the cause of God, and betaking himself to the beggerly elements of the world and neglecting his high and Holy Calling’ contrary to his profession.
April the 7th 1838.
It was not considered a difficult case, therefore, two <​one​> spake on a side viz on the part of the Church and on the part of the defendant.
A letter was then read by from which reads as follows:
Mo April 12th 1838
Dear Sir.
I received your note of the 9th inst on the day of its date, containing a copy of nine charges prefered against <​before​> yourself and Council, against me, by Elder .
I could have wished, that those charges might have been defered untill after my interview with President Smith; but as they are not, I must waive the anticipated pleasure with which I [p. 119]
5th For selling his lands in contrary to the Revelations.
6th For writing and sending an insulting letter to President while on the High Council, attending to the duties of his office, as President of the Council and by insulting the whole Council with the contents of said letter
7th., For leaving the calling, in which God had appointed him, by Revelation, for the sake of filthy lucre, and turning to the practice of the Law.
8th, For disgracing the Church by being connected in the ‘Bogus’ buisness as common report says.
9th. For dishonestly Retaining notes after they had been paid and finally for leaving or forsaking the cause of God, and betaking himself to the beggerly elements of the world and neglecting his high and Holy Calling’ contrary to his profession.
April the 7th 1838.
It was not considered a difficult case, therefore, one spake on a side viz on the part of the Church and on the part of the defendant.
A letter was then read by from which reads as follows:
Mo April 12th 1838
Dear Sir.
I received your note of the 9th inst on the day of its date, containing a copy of nine charges prefered before yourself and Council, against me, by Elder .
I could have wished, that those charges might have been defered untill after my interview with President Smith; but as they are not, I must waive the anticipated pleasure with which I [p. 119]
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