the resolutions, after making a short Statment of the proceedings of the council on the 11th. which was sanctioned by vote. The preamble and resolutions were adopted and ordered to be printed. objected against abiding by the decision of the former council, and proceeded to Justify himself in his former conduct, after which, and much discussion the following res olution was offered by and passed by unanimous vote. Resolved that in consequence of the stand our brother has taken against the former decision of this council, that we judge him guilty of a misdemea nor unbecoming a man in his high station, and except a humble confession be made to this council, he stands rebuked and disqualified to act further in his office in the church, until he make proper satisfaction, or till a trial before assisted by twelve high priests can be had. Carried by unanimous vote.
Prayer by brother .
Clerk of council)
Conference Minutes • 23 August 1834
Conference minutes of the church of Latter-Day-Saints ass embled in August 23d 1834. After the usual form the conference and was opened by prayer, when the following preamble and resolutions were read and ordered to be printed in the evening and the Morning Star and sent as a circular to the churches abroad.
Whereas a report having come to the knowledge of the church in this place censuring the conduct of brother Joseph Smith Junr. relative to his proceedings, during his late Journey to, and from : and whereas said report was calculated to create an unfavorable influence, as regards the moral character and honesty of our brother, it becomes necessary for us to investigate the matter and report the same to our brethren abroad, Therefore, [p. 55]