affecting the presidency of said church.
August 27th 1834
Whereas complaint has been made to me by brother , seting forth that you have been guilty of violating the laws of the church of the latter day saints, you are, therefore hereby notified to appear before the High council of High Priests, to be held in the council-house in on the 28th. day of August Inst. at 10 o clock A.M. to answer to said charge agreeable to the law of the church.
Ohio August 28th. 1834
This day the high council of the church of the Latter-Day Saints assembled according to direction of bishop
of this church, to try brother , who has been charged with a misdemeanor. complainant. The names of the counsellors were then called and it was found that four were absent. opened by prayer. The presidents, brothers J. Smith Junr. & , then proceeded to make a nomination of a high Priest to fill the vacancy in this council occasioned by the death of our beloved brother John S. Carter. Brother Joseph Smith Junr. then nominated brother , and brother seconded [p. 59]