Minutes, 28–29 September 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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when called upon to said to an official station in the church said that his feelings revolted at the idea of his being ordained, yet submitted although president of the council on account of brother Porter’s saying that he had the testimony of the spirit of the Lord that he should be ordained.
testifies that told him of his engagement to marry, but said on his advis[i]ng him to do so, he chose to procrastinate the time and did not tell him of the circumstances that he was in consequence of his intercourse with her.
Elder , That he () should have married in a short time if he had not been called off.
Elder , Testifieth that desired to return home from and not go out on a Mission on account of his engagement to marry, but they, the counsellors insisted on his going on a mission.
saith that wrote. a letter after he started to his intended wife, & family, that he should not be at home for some time.
Pleadings on both sides were heard, the accuser called upon— to make remarks, but submitted the cause.
The accused was called upon, & confessed that he had done wickedly & that had, made all the reperation he could in his confession in the early part of this litigation and requested his name to be taken off from the Church records, or dispose of him according to the mind of the Spirit and submitted to the decision of the court.
The Presidency decided that Brother be cut off from the Church, being satisfied that the charge preferred is substantiated by evidence & the spirit of the Lord, but if he repent and humble himself to the satisfaction of the church, he shall be received [p. 123]
when called upon to said to an official station in the church said that his feelings revolted at the idea of his being ordained, yet submitted although president of the council on account of brother Porter’s saying that he had the testimony of the spirit of the Lord that he should be ordained.
testifies that told him of his engagement to marry, but said on his advising him to do so, he chose to procrastinate the time and did not tell him of the circumstances that he was in consequence of his intercourse with her.
Elder , That he () should have married in a short time if he had not been called off.
Elder , Testifieth that desired to return home from and not go out on a Mission on account of his engagement to marry, but they, the counsellors insisted on his going on a mission.
saith that wrote. a letter after he started to his intended wife, & family, that he should not be at home for some time.
Pleadings on both sides were heard, the accuser called upon— to make remarks, but submitted the cause.
The accused was called upon, & confessed that he had done wickedly & had, made all the reperation he could in his confession in the early part of this litigation and requested his name to be taken off from the Church records, or dispose of him according to the mind of the Spirit and submitted to the decision of the court.
The Presidency decided that Brother be cut off from the Church, being satisfied that the charge preferred is substantiated by evidence & the spirit of the Lord, but if he repent and humble himself to the satisfaction of the church, he shall be received [p. 123]
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