Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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against this Presidency, and in favor of Br Joseph Smith jr and that the wolf alluded to in his letter, was the dissenters in .
Elder next stated that he considered that all other accusations were of minor importance compared to their sellings their lands in , that they ( & ) had set an example which all the members were liable to follow: he said that it was a hellish principle, and that they had flatly denied the faith in so doing. Elder then sanctioned what had been done by the council speaking against the Presidency.
again took the stand, and stated that sufficient had been said to substantiate the accusations against them
Elder plead in favor of the Presidency, stating that he could not rais his hand against <​them​>
Elder then spake against the High Council in regard to their proceedings, and labored hard to show that the meeting was illegal, and that the Presidency ought to be had before a proper tribunal, which he considered to be a Bishop and twelve High Priests; he labored in favor of the Presidency, and said that he should not raise his hands against them at present, although he did not uphold them in their iniquity
Elder , next arose and spake against the meeting as being hasty.
followed , in like observations and of like nature.
again took the stand in vindication of the cause of the cause meeting.
then spake against the Presidency, at the same time pleading mercy.
said that he could not vote untill [p. 98]
against this Presidency, and in favor of Br Joseph Smith jr and that the wolf alluded to in his letter, was the dissenters in .
Elder next stated that he considered that all other accusations were of minor importance compared to their sellings their lands in , that they ( & ) had set an example which all the members were liable to follow: he said that it was a hellish principle, and that they had flatly denied the faith in so doing. Elder then sanctioned what had been done by the council speaking against the Presidency.
again took the stand, and stated that sufficient had been said to substantiate the accusations against them
Elder plead in favor of the Presidency, stating that he could not rais his hand against them
Elder then spake against the High Council in regard to their proceedings, and labored hard to show that the meeting was illegal, and that the Presidency ought to be had before a proper tribunal, which he considered to be a Bishop and twelve High Priests; he labored in favor of the Presidency, and said that he should not raise his hands against them at present, although he did not uphold them in their iniquity
Elder , next arose and spake against the meeting as being hasty.
followed , in like observations and of like nature.
again took the stand in vindication of the cause of the meeting.
then spake against the Presidency, at the same time pleading mercy.
said that he could not vote untill [p. 98]
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