Names of counsellors called, and all present, council opened by prayer.
President then rose and named the order of the day and of the council with a solemn charge to the same relative to their duty, which remarks and in structions were received by the councellors, which they signified by the uplifted hand. Six counsellors were chosen to investigate the cases that were to be brought before them, (Viz.) Three for, and three against the accused or in behalf of the church 1st Charge preferred by the, twelve, against for advancing heretical doctrines which were derogatory to the character of the <church of the> Latter Day Saints.
Much altercation followed, whether his case could be legally brought before this court or not, which was deci did in the affirmative.
Elder called as testimony, testified as follows concerning the two witnesses spoken of in the Prophecies That he observed to a brother with whom he was talking, he might be one of them & he might be one himself. That he intended to prophecy the
night that an advertisement was put up by an enemy, saying that the Mormon Prophet and others were to be sold at auction in public, That he would not be surprised if the man that put up the advertisement should die at the time of sale. Elder Young corroborated the above testimony that said that was very erroneous in his tenets of faith called, and gave evidence in corrob oration of the above.
testifyeth that said frequently told of women falling in love with him, that he obser ved frequently when passing people that they felt his spirit. That he was indolent, so much so, that his presence was oppressive and his absence desirable. [p. 120]