opened the councel by prayer
After the case was fairly laid before the councel it was unanimously agreed by all present that it was the will of the Lord for all who are able and willing to build up and strengthen the stake in should do so therefore this is our councel to our beloved that he moove to fro the above named purpose
26 December 1833 • Thursday • First of two entries
This day a council of Elders met in to take into consideration the cases of James Blanchard and Alonzo Rider, who, on account of their repeated transgressions, and promissing to reform and never fulfilling, were cut off from the Church of Christ, and letters to this effect, were sent unto them immediately, informing them of their Excommunication, themselves not being present
Dec 26. 1833—— Also the case of Bro. Nelson Acre was taken into consideration, and he was cut off from the church, on account of his absenting himself from the meetings, and saying that he wanted no more of the church and that he desired to be cut off &c &c— A letter informing him of his exclusion was immediately written him. By order of the council himself not being present.
26 December 1833 • Thursday • Second of two entries
This day at evening, a Bishops court was called to take into consideration the case of Bro. Ezekiel Rider an Elder of the Church, who had brought said many hard things against , the Bishop of the church— he said that was not fit for a Bishop and that he treated the Brethren, who came into the Store, with disrespect that he was overbearing and fain would walk on the necks of the Brethren &c—— [p. 25]