Minutes, 17 August 1840

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in the absence of the other to two , which was contended was not so: and I was charged with weakening or deminishing the influence of the (of ) by speaking in publick against the proceedings of that , which was the first charge made against me to drive me from the Council, and was followed by others, such as playing the violin for a negro ball; Suffering my daughter to go to balls; and then followed the slanderous & vile <​charges first mentioned in this​> catalogue of crimes and misdemeanours & when told him it was his duty to take up a labor with me he replied, I was not worthy of his notice, of which I wish to convince him to the contrary.
After the evidences were heard, Presidents , , spoke on the subject— President Joseph Smith jr then spok[e] at some length showing the situation of the contending parties— that there was in reality no cause of difference— that they had better be reconciled without an action [p. 73]
in the absence of the other two , which was contended was not so: and I was charged with weakening or deminishing the influence of the (of ) by speaking in publick against the proceedings of that , which was the first charge made against me to drive me from the Council, and was followed by others, such as playing the violin for a negro ball; Suffering my daughter to go to balls; and then followed the slanderous & vile charges first mentioned in this catalogue of crimes and misdemeanours & when told him it was his duty to take up a labor with me he replied, I was not worthy of his notice, of which I wish to convince him to the contrary.
After the evidences were heard, Presidents , , spoke on the subject— President Joseph Smith jr then spoke at some length showing the situation of the contending parties— that there was in reality no cause of difference— that they had better be reconciled without an action [p. 73]
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