Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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God shall stand according to our faith and belief in the revelations of God.”
Elder then took the stand, and showed to the congregation why the High Council proceeded thus, was, that the Church might have a voice in the matter; and that he considered it perfectly legal, according to the instructions of President Joseph Smith jr.
Elder then set forth the way in which the Presidency of had been labored with, that a committee of three, of whom he was one, had labored with them.
He then read a written document containing a number of accusations against the three Presidents. He spake many things against them, setting forth in a plain and energetic manner, the iniquity of & , in using the monies which were loaned for the Church. Also ’s wrong, in persisting in the use of tea, coffee, and tobacco.
then arose, and endeavored to rectify some mistakes of minor importance made by . Also, the spake against the proceedings of the meeting, as being hasty and illegal, for he thought they ought to be had before the common council: and said, <​that​> he could not lift his hand against the presidency at present: he then read a letter from President Joseph Smith jr.
A letter was then read by from , who made some comments on the same, and also on the letter read by .
Elder , who was one of the committee sent to labor with the Presidency, then spake, setting forth in a very energetic manner, the proceedings of the Presidency as being iniqutous.
also, being one of the committee, spake against the conduct of the Presidency and , on their visit to labor with them.
Elder , then spake with much <​zeal​> [p. 97]
God shall stand according to our faith and belief in the revelations of God.”
Elder then took the stand, and showed to the congregation why the High Council proceeded thus, was, that the Church might have a voice in the matter; and that he considered it perfectly legal, according to the instructions of President Joseph Smith jr.
Elder then set forth the way in which the Presidency of had been labored with, that a committee of three, of whom he was one, had labored with them.
He then read a written document containing a number of accusations against the three Presidents. He spake many things against them, setting forth in a plain and energetic manner, the iniquity of & , in using the monies which were loaned for the Church. Also ’s wrong, in persisting in the use of tea, coffee, and tobacco.
then arose, and endeavored to rectify some mistakes of minor importance made by . Also, the spake against the proceedings of the meeting, as being hasty and illegal, for he thought they ought to be had before the common council: and said, that he could not lift his hand against the presidency at present: he then read a letter from President Joseph Smith jr.
A letter was then read by from , who made some comments on the same, and also on the letter read by .
Elder , who was one of the committee sent to labor with the Presidency, then spake, setting forth in a very energetic manner, the proceedings of the Presidency as being iniqutous.
also, being one of the committee, spake against the conduct of the Presidency and , on their visit to labor with them.
Elder , then spake with much zeal [p. 97]
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