Minutes, 28–29 September 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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L. Johnson. testifies as follows, that on a former trial before a council of the twelve for error in doctrine, That he might be one of the two, witnesses spoken of in the Prophets, that he ought not to travel and preach on account of the women so often falling in love with him, That he was not humble when reproved but justified himself and preferred a charge against the counsel for treating him so harsh as they had.
Elder , testified that said after taking a stand against them finally said, that it was all right, that they had dealt with him in righteousness,
acquiesced with the above, and states also that he believes him capable of teaching in righteousness if he would.
Also corroborates the above, that he yielded after being overcome and that he is capable of magnifying his calling if he would.
’s testimony corresponds with the above, also that said said after he saw that his case was hopeless, that the council had turned him wrongside out. that he is capable of magnifying his calling if he would.
Eld. corroborated the above testimony in full, also in addition to the above, that he was so indolent, that he would not help himself to a drink of water. That he proposed to establish the Authority of the Book of Mormon and did not, That is not from the Bible.
Cause submitted.
Council adjourned for one hour.
After noon counsellors names called, all in their seats. Pleading commenced and the cause ably defended on both sides. & concluded and submitted the cause to the court for a decision. [p. 121]
L. Johnson. testifies as follows, that on a former trial before a council of the twelve for error in doctrine, That he might be one of the two, witnesses spoken of in the Prophets, that he ought not to travel and preach on account of the women so often falling in love with him, That he was not humble when reproved but justified himself and preferred a charge against the counsel for treating him so harsh as they had.
Elder , testified that said after taking a stand against them finally said, that it was all right, that they had dealt with him in righteousness,
acquiesced with the above, and states also that he believes him capable of teaching in righteousness if he would.
Also corroborates the above, that he yielded after being overcome and that he is capable of magnifying his calling if he would.
’s testimony corresponds with the above, also that said said after he saw that his case was hopeless, that the council had turned him wrongside out. that he is capable of magnifying his calling if he would.
Eld. corroborated the above testimony in full, also in addition to the above, that he was so indolent, that he would not help himself to a drink of water. That he proposed to establish the Authority of the Book of Mormon and did not, That is not from the Bible.
Cause submitted.
Council adjourned for one hour.
After noon counsellors names called, all in their seats. Pleading commenced and the cause ably defended on both sides. & concluded and submitted the cause to the court for a decision. [p. 121]
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