That he after obtained the one he left with Mrs.
Ruth Judd by her consent, & sold it, that he on his return, returned Mr. Childs his book, & took his receipt, which he exhibited before the court.
Cause submitted to the court for their decision.
They decide that there is no cause of action upon the charges preferred, and that he is honorably acquitted & shall receive his license again.
The counsellors acquiesces in full with the above decision.
Court adjourned for one hour.
Afternoon, council met on adjourment Coun sellors names called, all present.
Charge preferred against , which is this that poor men ought not to raise up seed or children. Preferred by ,
President testified that the above declaration fell from the lips of said at the home of President J. Smith Junr. also that he believed it was right to have sexual intercourse notwithstanding. President J. Smith Junr. corroborates the above testimony, also that he did not intend to have any more children. After hearing. The case was fairly laid open by the counsellors on both sides. The made his remarks. The then arose and made an humble acknowledgement to the satisfaction of the Presidency & counsellors who retain him in full fellowship as an Elder in the church of the Latter. Day. Saints.
Council adjourned— Sine Die
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