Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, February 1844–January 1845

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referrd to <​a​> Mr Smith who came from ,— and was taken sick,— and died, The children had no one to p[r]otect them, <​there was​> one girl 16 or 17 years old.— & a yonger sister.— took in these girls out of pity. was familiar with the oldest daughter, cautiond the girl.— was soon th[e]re again and out in the evinng [evening]. Charged the girl & she confimd [confirmed] to witness wife had seduced her. told her he could not keep her— girls wept and made much ado— made meny p[r]omises— told her if she would do right she might stay, but she did not, keep— came & she wint agin.—
Mayor— said certain women came to complain to his that they had caught with the girl on the floor— at Br. — in the night
C. .—— spoke to show the falsehoods of in relation to the revelatin referred to.— that it referred to fo[r]mer days— not the presnt time as stated by .
Mayor said he had never preched the revelatin in private as he had in public— had not taught in <​it​> to the highet anointed in the church <​in p[r]ivate​> which may confirmd.—
On enquiry the passage in the resurrectin they neithe[r] mary &c, I recived for answer, Men in this life must be married in vi[e]w of Etirnity, was the amount of the revelation, otherwise they must remain as angels only— in heaven, and spoke at considerable length. in explanation of the principls was willing for one to subscribe his name to declare that paper & the whole establishemnt as a nuisance
1 O clock & 19, min adjnd for one hour,— [p. 25]
referrd to a Mr Smith who came from ,— and was taken sick,— and died, The children had no one to protect them, there was one girl 16 or 17 years old.— & a yonger sister.— took in these girls out of pity. was familiar with the oldest daughter, cautiond the girl.— was soon there again and out in the evinng [evening]. Charged the girl & she confimd [confirmed] to witness wife had seduced her. told her he could not keep her— girls wept and made much ado— made meny promises— told her if she would do right she might stay, but she did not, keep— came & she wint agin.—
Mayor— said certain women came to complain to his that they had caught with the girl on the floor— at — in the night
C. .—— spoke to show the falsehoods of in relation to the revelatin referred to.— that it referred to former days— not the presnt time as stated by .
Mayor said he had never preched the revelatin in private as he had in public— had not taught it to the anointed in the church in private which may confirmd.—
On enquiry the passage in the resurrectin they neither mary &c, I recived for answer, Men in this life must be married in view of Etirnity, was the amount of the revelation, otherwise they must remain as angels — in heaven, and spoke at considerable length. in explanation of the principls was willing for one to subscribe his name to declare that paper & the whole establishemnt as a nuisance
1 O clock & 19, min adjnd for one hour,— [p. 25]
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