Minutes, 11 March 1842

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March the 11th 1842. The of the of Illinois met in council at the office of . Council adjourned to the House of Prest. Joseph Smith
1st A. charge was prefered against . by . First for setting himself up as a prophet and revelator to the Church Second for an improper course of conduct in meetings.—
He plad [pled] not guilty— two were then appointed to speak on each side namely (1) (2) (3) (4) and . The charge was sustained after which it was decided that the he be expelled from the Church by the unanimous vote of the Council. Adjourned to meet at Prest ’s office on Thursday the 17th inst at 2 o’clock P. M.
Clerk [p. 39]


  1. 1

    Hyrum Smith’s office was located on the southeast corner of Water and Bain streets in Nauvoo. (See “Alphabetical List of Property Assessed in the Fourth Ward,” 1843, Nauvoo block 154, lot 2, Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.)  

    Nauvoo, IL, Records, 1841–1845. CHL.

  2. 2

    The high council selected four counselors to speak when an issue was considered difficult. (Revised Minutes, 18–19 Feb. 1834 [D&C 102:14].)