Charges against Missouri Conference Preferred to Joseph Smith, circa March 1832

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pertaining to the of the his and councellers, thereby deranging the order established legally in the and infringing on the rights of the whose prerogative it is to be assocated with the and his in transacting all business pertaining to their stewardship
Thirdly) we charge this with assuming authority to which they had no right in the appointment of a clerk, when it belonged to the moderator to appoint his own clerk
Fourthly) we charge this conference with illegallity in appointing Brother to keep the general church record of names when brother has been appointed to that office by and sent to for that purpose
Fifthly) we charge this conference with illegallity <​impropriety​> in appointing brother a superintendent in schools when his office required all his attention as counceller to the to understand the laws of the kingdom so as to be able to assist him in all things pertaining to his office
We therefore shall move before the court of the , to be holden in Zion as soon as possable that these minutes be eraced from the church records
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pertaining to the of the his and councellers, thereby deranging the order established legally in the and infringing on the rights of the whose prerogative it is to be assocated with the and his in transacting all business pertaining to their stewardship
Thirdly) we charge this with assuming authority to which they had no right in the appointment of a clerk, when it belonged to the moderator to appoint his own clerk
Fourthly) we charge this conference with illegallity in appointing Brother to keep the general church record of names when brother has been appointed to that office by and sent to for that purpose
Fifthly) we charge this conference with impropriety in appointing brother a superintendent in schools when his office required all his attention as counceller to the to understand the laws of the kingdom so as to be able to assist him in all things pertaining to his office
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