Charges against William Smith Preferred to the Church Presidency, 29 December 1835

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Decr. 29th 1835
To the Honorable of the ,
I prefer the following charges against
1st. Unchristian like conduct in speaking disrespectfully of President Joseph Smith Junr. and the revelations & given through him.
2d. For attempting to inflict personal violence on President J. Smith Junr.
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    Though the complaint was directed to the “Presidency,” the disciplinary council that met to discuss the charges consisted of two members of the presidency, six of the seven senior members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and members of the high councils of Kirtland and Clay County, Missouri. (JS, Journal, 2 Jan. 1836; Minutes, 2 Jan. 1836.)