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Letter to John Corrill and the Church in Missouri, 4 September 1837

Letter to John Corrill and the Church in Missouri, 4 September 1837

Brigham Young in a plain and energetic  manner, Stating verious reasons why he would or  could not receive him into fellowship until  a hearty conffession and repentance was man ifested, He was followed by Elder Marsh who  acquiesed in testimo[n]y & resolutions Elder Boy nton again arose & still attributed his diffi culties to the failure of the Bank, stating that  he had understood the Bank was instituted by  the will of God, and he had been told that it  never should fail let men do what they would  Prest. Smith then arose and stated that if this  had been declared, no one had authority from him  for so doing, For he had allways said unless  the institution was conducted on richeous [righteous] prin cipals it would not stand, A Vote was then  taken to know if the congregation was sattisfied  with Boyntons confession Voted in the negative  Conf— Adjourened for one hour——
Conferance assembled at 2 o clock P M. Op[e]ned  by reading singing & prayer, The Prest. then arose  & said he would call upon the church to know  if they were sattisfied with their High Council  and should proceed to name them individualy  John Johnson Joseph Coe Joseph Kingsbury & Martin  <*> Harris wire [were] objected to, also John P Green[e] but this  case put over untill he should be present, Noah Pac kard Jared Carter Samuel H Smith, These were voted  to retain their office Oliver Granger Henry G. She rwood Wm Marks Mahue [Mayhew] Hillman Harlow Rea dfield [Redfield] Asa[h]el Smith Phinehas [Phineas] Richards & David  Dort were chosen to fill the place of those objected  to, The Prest. then called upon the congregation  to know if the recent appointed presidents of the sev enties should stand in their calling Voted  that John Gaylord James Foster Salmon Gee  Daniel S Miles Joseph Youngs [Young] Josiah Butterfield [p. 21]
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JS, letter, Kirtland, OH, to John Corrill and the church in Missouri, 4 Sept. 1837; handwriting of George W. Robinson; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, pp. 18–20; CHL.

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