History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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<​August 28​> <​Council​> any tendency to lessen the esteem of the brethren for Smith, but if they had, in consequence of a confession in general terms, from President Smith about that time, he thought that sufficient to heal every hard feeling then existing against him, or that might exist; and that during his journey to the west he could not say that he had seen any thing in President Smith’s conduct, contrary to the true principles of his profession as a man of God.
<​​> said that he fell in company with President Joseph Smith at , Ohio, and accompanied him most of the way to , and that during the whole course of the journey, a he did not see any thing in his conduct to lesson his esteem of him as a man of God; But he said he heard president Smith reprove , concerning a certain Something, respecting some bread, he did not hear the whole, and thought at the time the reproofs were rather severe, but had learned since, they were not any more severe than they were just.
<​Joseph Smith.​> President Joseph Smith was then called upon to make a statement, concerning the transactions as they transpired at the time these reproofs were given. He said that brother came to him to know whether had conducted right in the affair between him and brother , when called upon for some bread for supper. He learned from ’s mouth that had more bread than he needed at the time, and directed him to some one else one else, who, he () said had a sufficient.
He then went to with brethren and , to ’s tent, where justified himself in not imparting a part of his bread, to . He then rebuked for contending that he had done right in this case, because if this was so, brethren might frequently retire to rest, without food, and as long as he () had bread, he was [p. 544]
August 28 Council any tendency to lessen the esteem of the brethren for Smith, but if they had, in consequence of a confession in general terms, from President Smith about that time, he thought that sufficient to heal every hard feeling then existing against him, or that might exist; and that during his journey to the west he could not say that he had seen any thing in President Smith’s conduct, contrary to the true principles of his profession as a man of God.
said that he fell in company with President Joseph Smith at , Ohio, and accompanied him most of the way to , and that during the whole course of the journey, he did not see any thing in his conduct to lesson his esteem of him as a man of God; But he said he heard president Smith reprove , concerning a certain Something, respecting some bread, he did not hear the whole, and thought at the time the reproofs were rather severe, but had learned since, they were not any more severe than were just.
Joseph Smith. President Joseph Smith was then called upon to make a statement, concerning the transactions as they transpired at the time these reproofs were given. He said that brother came to him to know whether had conducted right in the affair between him and brother , when called upon for some bread for supper. He learned from ’s mouth that had more bread than he needed at the time, and directed him to some one else, who, he () said had a sufficient.
He then went with brethren and , to ’s tent, where justified himself in not imparting a part of his bread, to . He then rebuked for contending that he had done right in this case, because if this was so, brethren might frequently retire to rest, without food, and as long as he () had bread, he was [p. 544]
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