brother Carpenter, that it was contrary to the rules and regulations of the , because, in all our decisions we must judge from actual testimony. Brother Gordon said the tes timony was had and the decision given before the gift of tongues was manifested. Brother Joseph advised that <we> speak in our own language in all such matters, and then the
adversary cannot lead our minds astray. then gave a relation of a certain difficulty which took
place in a . He, presided, when several of the brethren spake out of order, and brother refused to submit to to order according to his (‘s) re quest. He now wished instruction on this point, whether he, or some one else should preside over this of the , and also whether such conduct could be approbated in conferences. Brother Gordon then made some remarks on the subject which was at the time before the .
Brother Joseph said, relative to the first ques tion, that brother Gordon’s tongues in the end, did operate as testimony, as, by his remarks in tongues, the former decision was set aside, and his taken. That it was his decision that brother Gordon’s manifest ation was incorrect, and from a sus picious heart. He approved the first decision, but discarded the second. Brother Joseph Keeler said that in the former decision he had acted hastily himself in urging brother Carpenter to make acknowledgement without [p. 50]