, who had previously been disfellowshipped, made
satisfaction, and <May 22> was restored to fellowship: And was appointed Agent to the church and keeper of
the Lord’s Store house. Harvey Green, clerk.
28 May 1837 • Sunday
<+ 28> On the 28th of May a charge was prefered
against John Patton for not complying with his
agreement, by and others, which being
sustained by testimony, the High council decided that
John Patton be disfellowshipped until he makes
Council at .> About this time the Presidency of the church at
called a general meeting of the
church among whom was were the High council. Two of the Twelve,
Apostles, ten of the Seventies, and
the and one counsellor, when it was Resolved that we
withdraw fellowship from , for unwise
conduct, until he returns and makes satisfaction;— Resolved
unanimously that we will not fellowship any ordained members who
will, or does not observe the word of Wisdom, according to its literal
Unanimously that we sanction the Literary
Firm, and give them our voice, and prayers, to manage all
the concerns of the same, as far as it concerns this place,
according to Revelations in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants,
First Edition, Published at , Ohio, Page 152, Section 26th, given November 1831.
29 May 1837 • Monday
<29 Minutes of a High Council in the in . Presidents, & and Elders & on Trial> Minutes of a High Council in the in Monday May 29th 1837
10. o’clock A.M. Isaac Rogers, , Abel Lamb, and appeared as
complainants against Presidents and , and Elders , and .
then read the following complaint.
Presidency of the church of the Latter Day Saints. We the
un dersigned feeling ourselves aggrieved with the conduct of
Presidents and , and also with
Elders , and , believing that their
course for some time past has been injurious to the church of God
in which they are high officers; We therefore desire that the High
Council should be assembled, and we should have an investigation of
their behavior, beleiving it to be unworthy of their high Calling,
all of which we respectfully submit.
May 1837. Abel
Lamb, Nathan Haskins, , , Isaac Rogers.
Elder then stated that the
declaration just read was not in accordance with the copy which
they recieved, of the charge preferred against them. A Resolution
was then offered, and Carried, that three speak on a side.
was then opened by prayer, by . After a short address to the Counsellors, by
; President arose and
wished to know by what authority he was called before the present
council; that according to the Book of Covenants he ought to be
tried before the Bishop’s Court. After some discussion between
Presidents and , gave his decision that [p. 759]