Minutes, 16 June 1836

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drawn from him until he shall see that the course he is pursuing is contrary to the gospel of Jesus.
The decision of the was concurred in by the 12 councellors unanimously and the adjourned for one hour.
P.M. met according to adjournment in the council room and proceeded to examine a complaint preferred by Prest. J. Smith Junr against for a want of benevolence to the poor and charity to the church. Voted that the six counsellors who did not speak in the former case take the lead in the investigation of this case. says that has never given any thing for the poor to his knowledge though there may be many in the who stand in need of the charity of the Saints, and he thinks has not born his proportion of the burden of the poor and this complaint is pretty general in the church. Elder J. Hampton says, that he wished to obtain money to buy a cow for brother Fisher, who had fallen from a house and sustained a great injury personally and stood in need, he called on the for help for this poor brother, but he only received excuses &c. but no help from him. & it was returned for he did not with all his exertions get enough to buy a cow, and further said that he could more easily get two dollars from a poor man than one from the rich. He considerd to be rich. Eld. says that he heard the say that he brought two thousand dollars from the East. Prest. says that he blessed the with a patriarchal blessing but thinks that he received nothing from [p. 215]
drawn from him until he shall see that the course he is pursuing is contrary to the gospel of Jesus.
The decision of the was concurred in by the 12 councellors unanimously and the adjourned for one hour.
P.M. met according to adjournment in the council room and proceeded to examine a complaint preferred by Prest. J. Smith Junr against for a want of benevolence to the poor and charity to the church. Voted that the six counsellors who did not speak in the former case take the lead in the investigation of this case. says that has never given any thing for the poor to his knowledge though there may be many in the who stand in need of the charity of the Saints, and he thinks has not born his proportion of the burden of the poor and this complaint is pretty general in the church. Elder J. Hampton says, that he wished to obtain money to buy a cow for brother Fisher, who had fallen from a house and sustained a great injury personally and stood in need, he called on the for help for this poor brother, but he only received excuses &c. but no help from him. & it was returned for he did not with all his exertions get enough to buy a cow, and further said that he could more easily get two dollars from a poor man than one from the rich. He considerd to be rich. Eld. says that he heard the say that he brought two thousand dollars from the East. Prest. says that he blessed the with a patriarchal blessing but thinks that he received nothing from [p. 215]
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