Minutes, 26 September 1835

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Ohio Sept. 26th 1835
The council of the Presidency of the . consisting of Joseph Smith Junr , , , , & met to take into consideration, the case of the who had been previously reproved in consequence of certain letters and reports coming to the ears of the council.
First: The items contained in ’s letter in connexion with certain other reports derogatory to the character and teaching of the twelve, were taken up From the testimony of several witnesses (the twelve) it was proven before the council that said complaints originated in the minds of persons whose minds were dark[e]ned in consequence of covetousness or some other cause other than the spirit of truth.
Secondly: An item contained in Elder ’s letter to his wife expressing dissatisfaction with ’s school. Elder was also designated with , or blamed with him in the matter:
In the same they were found to be in the fault, which they frankly confessed and were forgiven. [p. 119]
Ohio Sept. 26th 1835
The council of the Presidency of the . consisting of Joseph Smith Junr , , , , & met to take into consideration, the case of the who had been previously reproved in consequence of certain letters and reports coming to the ears of the council.
First: The items contained in ’s letter in connexion with certain other reports derogatory to the character and teaching of the twelve, were taken up From the testimony of several witnesses (the twelve) it was proven before the council that said complaints originated in the minds of persons whose minds were darkened in consequence of covetousness or some other cause other than the spirit of truth.
Secondly: An item contained in Elder ’s letter to his wife expressing dissatisfaction with ’s school. Elder was also designated with , or blamed with him in the matter:
In the same they were found to be in the fault, which they frankly confessed and were forgiven. [p. 119]
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