<8.> Thursday 8[th]. “Minutes of a council of the Twelve. viz. , , , , & ; , & High Priests, at the house of . No 1 Chapman St Presiding.— Moved by that , take charge of the Millenial Star, for the time being, & carried: voted that our publishing office be removed to , as soon as circumstances will permit, & that Elders & Curtis go where they please to labor. clerk.”
<10> Saturday 10 preferred a charge, against Oliver Walker, “For repeating certain slanderous stories of a fallacious and calumniating nature calculated to stigmatize and raise a persecution against the church, & individuals in it. in this place. & for a variety of unchristian like conduct, &c,” before the High Council at : The defendant pleaded that “he was not prepared to meet the charge, it being to[o] indefinite &c.” council adjourned till next day.— Elder returned to & followed soon after.—
<11> <Sunday> High council met according to adjournment. The charge against Oliver Walker was taken up and the following substituted, “To the High council of <of the church of J. C. at> . For & in behalf X (H. C. 79. 80 81.) .”
Walker plead that he was not prepared to defend himself & the trial was deferred at his request till April conference.
<17> Saturday 17. a conference was held at , Elder presiding. 896 members were represented, including 24 Elders, 11 Priests, 6, T, 5 deacons, including the branches in , & vicinity. has been preaching in Wales. 56 have been baptized at Overton, Elder has no