Minutes, 13 April 1838

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him he thought there was none except it was some which poor brethren had a claim on, and that it he must not enter that, as it was contrary to the decision of the ; afterwards he did enter a forty upon which one of the brethren had made some improvement.
testifies that it was the understanding that acted as an Atterney for Mr. Bennor in commencing a suit against , & took a very active part in the case.
testifies, that had told him in conversation at different times, that while God sat upon his throne or his face the color it now was, he never would sanction the proceedings of the High Council in this place, because he said they were ittegal illegal and as for coming to this Council he would not, also he used tea and coffee while living at ’s and did not tend family prayers while living at his house, also had used his influence against certain brethren especially against the Smith family, also he had a correspondence with the dissenters at and vindicated their cause and spoke against the of the , also made light of the , also reported he had a thousand dollar note against Joseph Smith jr
Joseph Smith jr testifies that he, vindicated the cause of the dissenters, both in publick and private and spoke against the saints while in , also heard Say that while God sat upon his throne and his face was the color it now was he never would sanction the proceedings of the Church and Council, in this place also told him he had a thousand dollar note against him (J. Smith) which was not the case, but the note which he pretended to have was one given to Joseph Smith jr while acting as [p. 129]
him he thought there was none except it was some which poor brethren had a claim on, and that he must not enter that, as it was contrary to the decision of the ; afterwards he did enter a forty upon which one of the brethren had made some improvement.
testifies that it was the understanding that acted as an Atterney for Mr. Bennor in commencing a suit against , & took a very active part in the case.
testifies, that had told him in conversation at different times, that while God sat upon his throne or his face the color it now was, he never would sanction the proceedings of the High Council in this place, because he said they were illegal and as for coming to this Council he would not, also he used tea and coffee while living at ’s and did not tend family prayers while living at his house, also had used his influence against certain brethren especially against the Smith family, also he had a correspondence with the dissenters at and vindicated their cause and spoke against the of the , also made light of the , also reported he had a thousand dollar note against Joseph Smith jr
Joseph Smith jr testifies that he, vindicated the cause of the dissenters, both in publick and private and spoke against the saints while in , also heard Say that while God sat upon his throne and his face was the color it now was he never would sanction the proceedings of the Church and Council, in this place also told him he had a thousand dollar note against him (J. Smith) which was not the case, but the note which he pretended to have was one given to Joseph Smith jr while acting as [p. 129]
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