<1> Sunday— December 1, 1839, The of met at ’s, & voted that , & be a committee to send a petition to the Legislature to discontinue certain parts of the city of , & also of and am <all> other needful acts relative to those cities; that furnish the maps & plots for the alterations, & that circulate the petitions for subscribers,— Voted that publish a pi[e]ce in the “Times & Seasons” informing the breth[r]en in the West that it is imp[r]oper to remove east to from the west to for the purpose of locating in Ohio, & that those who do thus remov[e]d will be disfellowshipped by the coun[c]il. [2 lines blank]
<<6> Friday 6 of , met at s, and voted to come up to the law of so far as circumces [circumstances] would permit for the benfit of the poor, & that remove to , & he was by the presdny [presidency] of the coun[c]il.>
< was inst[r]ucted to call the elders together and organize the Elders .>
<7> Saturdy 7. <The presid[e]nt of the of p[r]oposed the followi[n]g question. Have the breth[re]n a right to exact the payme[n]t of debts, which were due them from others th[a]t were , to the in the state of ? 6 councillors spoke. The presidnt decided that all such debts ought not to be called for, and that persons making such demands, shall be disfelloshippd [disfellowshipped] by the ,— whi[c]h was approv[e]d by the council also that all those who sold goods in . & were calling for their pay should be consid[e]red acting in unrighteousness,— & ought to be disfellowshippd,— as the property of the saints had been confiscated, by :> X (89, 90, 90 <91>) .
took & his co, to Bro Joseph Murdo[c]ks Hamilton, Madison Co. N.Y.— where he preached on
<8> Sunday 8. & spent the week in preachi[n]g & visiting the breth[r]en. This day the of issued an Epistle to the West of . not to retun thither, (see Times & Seasons p. 29.) This day Alexander Wright & , arrived in from , Their were mislaid on their journey, and they had some difficulty in making themselves known.— Some time this month, Bro wrote a long Epistle “to the saints scatterd abroad greeting,” setting forth his suff[er]ings &c in the state of , & publish[e]d the same in the “Tines & Seasons” p. 20.th. & onwourd. [5 lines blank] [p. 69]