<August 30> on their to . That he also acknowledge that he has wickedly and maliciously lied, by charging Joseph Smith Junior of being possessed of a heart as corrupt as
<Councellors concurred.> The counsellors were then called upon to give their assent to the foregoing decision, and concurred unanimously.
<Acknowledge ment of .> I hereby certify that the foregoing charges or complaint are just and true, and hereby acknowledge the same, as set forth in the decisions of
this , by signing my own proper name to their minutes, with my own hand.
The above was signed for fear of punishment. The council then proceeded to other business President Joseph Smith, presiding. Council agreed that the in be instructed in their particular duties &c on sunday next, by president Joseph Smith Junr.. It was further decided that , be appoin ted to take the lead in singing in our meetings.
The council then closed. Brother prayed, fifteen minutes before 3 o’ clock A.M. on <Aug. 30th> the 30th. of August 1834.
The excitement of the people began to repose and the saints both in and , began to enjoy a little peace. The elders began to go forth Two and two preaching the words to all that would hear, and many were added to the church monthly.
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