Minutes, 17 August 1840

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August. 17th 1842 [1840] The High Council met according to adjournment at the office of Joseph Smith jr together with the First Presidency of the Church and the High Council of the Stake in
John Patten against
Charge. Unchristian conduct.
Firstly For libelous, slanderous, and infamous reports in the High Council of the Church of Latter Day Saints at , against John Patten’s character; charging said Patten of being guilty of lieing, theft, burglary, and attempt to murder and done in the spirit of malevolence & high toned wickedness.
Secondly, For having told a positive lie.
Thirdly, For affirming to things which he [p. 70]
August. 17th 1842 [1840] The High Council met according to adjournment at the office of Joseph Smith jr together with the First Presidency of the Church and the High Council of the Stake in
John Patten against
Charge. Unchristian conduct.
Firstly For libelous, slanderous, and infamous reports in the High Council of the Church of Latter Day Saints at , against John Patten’s character; charging said Patten of being guilty of lieing, theft, burglary, and attempt to murder and done in the spirit of malevolence & high toned wickedness.
Secondly, For having told a positive lie.
Thirdly, For affirming to things which he [p. 70]
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