Minutes, 16 January 1836

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that was unchristian and unbecom ing any man, and that they would  not submit to such treatment
The remarks of all the 12 were made in  a verry forcible and explicit manner  yet cool and deliberate; I arose
I observed that we had heard them patiently and in  turn should expect to be heard patiently also; and first  I remarked that it was necessary that the should  state whether they were determined to persevere in the  work of the Lord, whether the presidency are able to  satisfy them or not; vote called and carried in the  affirmative unaminously; I then said to them that  I had not lost confidence in them, and that  they had no reason to suspect my confidence, and  that I would be willing to be weighed in the  scale of truth today in this matter, and risk  it in the day of judgment; and as it respects  the chastning contained in the letter in question  which I acknowledge might have been expressed  in too harsh language; which was not intentional  and I ask your forgiveness in as much as I have  hurt your feelings; but nevertheless, the letter that  that wrote back to  while the twelve were at the east was harsh also  and I was willing to set the one against the other;  I next proceeded to explain the subject of the duty  of the twelve; and their authority which is next to  the present presidency, and that the arangement  of the assembly in this place on the 15 inst in  placing the of and  next [to] the presidency was because the buisness  to be transacted was buisness that related  to that body in particular which was to [p. 122]
that was unchristian and unbecoming any man, and that they would not submit to such treatment
The remarks of all the 12 were made in a verry forcible and explicit manner yet cool and deliberate;
I observed that we had heard them patiently and in turn should expect to be heard patiently also; and first I remarked that it was necessary that the should state whether they were determined to persevere in the work of the Lord, whether the presidency are able to satisfy them or not; vote called and carried in the affirmative unaminously; I then said to them that I had not lost confidence in them, and that they had no reason to suspect my confidence, and that I would be willing to be weighed in the scale of truth today in this matter, and risk it in the day of judgment; and as it respects the chastning contained in the letter in question which I acknowledge might have been expressed in too harsh language; which was not intentional and I ask your forgiveness in as much as I have hurt your feelings; but nevertheless, the letter that wrote back to while the twelve were at the east was harsh also and I was willing to set the one against the other; I next proceeded to explain the subject of the duty of the twelve; and their authority which is next to the present presidency, and that the arangement of the assembly in this place on the 15 inst in placing the of next [to] the presidency was because the buisness to be transacted was buisness that related to that body in particular which was to [p. 122]
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