Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they bound the in a heavy mortgage, to pay them the above $2.000, in two years from the date thereof; a part of which they have already received, & claim the remainder.
The Six councellors made a few appropriate remarks, none of whom felt to plead for mercy, as it had not been asked on the part of the accused; but all, with one consent, declared that justice ought to have its his demands.
After some remarks by Presidents & , setting forth the iniquity of those men, in claiming the $2.000 spoken of, which did not belong to them any more than any other person in the church; it was decided that and be no longer members of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, & be given over to the buffetings of Satan, until they learn to blaspheme no more against the authorities of God, nor fleece the flock of Christ.
The Council were then asked if they concured with the decision; if so, to manifest it by rising, when they all arose. The vote was then put to the congregation which was carried unanimous! the negative was then called, but no one voted.
Mr Marcellus Cowdery arose & said he wished to <​have​> it understood that he did not vote either way, because he did not consider it a legal tribunal; he also offered insult to the High Council & to the Church, by reading a letter belonging to before giving it to him, & in speaking against the authorities of the Church.
A motion was then made by , that fellowship be withdrawn from Marcellus Cowdery, until he make satisfaction, [p. 107]
they bound the in a heavy mortgage, to pay them the above $2.000, in two years from the date thereof; a part of which they have already received, & claim the remainder.
The Six councellors made a few appropriate remarks, none of whom felt to plead for mercy, as it had not been asked on the part of the accused; but all, with one consent, declared that justice ought to have his demands.
After some remarks by Presidents & , setting forth the iniquity of those men, in claiming the $2.000 spoken of, which did not belong to them any more than any other person in the church; it was decided that and be no longer members of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, & be given over to the buffetings of Satan, until they learn to blaspheme no more against the authorities of God, nor fleece the flock of Christ.
The Council were then asked if they concured with the decision; if so, to manifest it by rising, when they all arose. The vote was then put to the congregation which was carried unanimous! the negative was then called, but no one voted.
Mr Marcellus Cowdery arose & said he wished to have it understood that he did not vote either way, because he did not consider it a legal tribunal; he also offered insult to the High Council & to the Church, by reading a letter belonging to before giving it to him, & in speaking against the authorities of the Church.
A motion was then made by , that fellowship be withdrawn from Marcellus Cowdery, until he make satisfaction, [p. 107]
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