Minutes, 21 October 1831

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Minutes of a special held in Portage co Ohio Oct 21, 1831
Joseph Smith Jr
Prayer by who called in question <​the case​> of two brs and Peter Devolve who were accused by some of our brethren of offering abuse to br. ’s little child. Br. arose and said that he was at a meeting with the brethren, when br. was present who spoke at considerable length by the Spirit of the Lord as he supposed, and also br. Peter Devolve declared that he was filled with the Spirit of God, but had confessed previous that he did offer abuse to the child, but not to the satisfaction of her parents.
Therefore voted by this conference that it is their undoubted opinion taking into consideration the testimony before them. It is therefore voted that this conference send our beloved brethren Joseph Smith jr. and unto the church in to lay before them the descision of this Conference, call before them these two brethren cause them to make sufficient acknowledgement of their sins, or be dealt with according to the law of this Church.
Closed in prayer by Joseph Smith jr.
Clerk of Conference. [p. 9]


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    Here, a portion of text recording the decision of the conference appears to be missing, probably because of a scribal error.