Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Joseph rebuked them sharply for their unrighteous acts. and his brother were especially active in fanning the flame of prejudice and excitement, because Prest. Joseph would not seal to his for eternity in consequence of his being an adulterer.
This party got a press through the aid of some others, being one of their assistants, and commenced publishing a tirade of foul slander and falsehoods, chiefly on what has been termed the “spiritual wife doctrine”.
They tried to criminate brother Joseph as being guilty of adultery and published some affidavits of some who they had induced to testify on various subjects, themselves being disafected. In the mean time these apostates went to and swore out charges against Prest. Joseph and others and at the sitting [p. [290]]
Joseph rebuked them sharply for their unrighteous acts. and his brother were especially active in fanning the flame of prejudice and excitement, because Prest. Joseph would not seal to his for eternity in consequence of his being an adulterer.
This party got a press through the aid of some others, being one of their assistants, and commenced publishing a tirade of foul slander and falsehoods, chiefly on what has been termed the “spiritual wife doctrine”.
They tried to criminate brother Joseph as being guilty of adultery and published some affidavits of some who they had induced to testify on various subjects, themselves being disafected. In the mean time these apostates went to and swore out charges against Prest. Joseph and others and at the sitting [p. [290]]
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