28 December 1834 • Sunday
Minutes of a high council of the church of the Latter-Day Saints assembled at the school Room in Ohio Sabbath evening December 28th 1834. presiding, who opened by prayer
The Council was organized as follows:
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The case of Elder Oliver Walker of Winchester Indiana, was presented to the council, by . Elder Walker was called to make such remarks before the council as he thought proper— who related a difficulty which formerly existed between himself and George Hartley once a member of the church in Winchester.
Four counsellors were appointed to speak on the case (viz.):
The circumstances of Elder Walker’s former difficulty were stated by himself, Elder Hancock, , (who presided over the conference at one time when said dif ficulty was settled) President and . The counsellors then made their remarks, and also Presidents & J. Smith Junr. after which gave decision. That Elder Walker is, and has been, a member of this church, and that he is and has been an Elder in the same. And that so far as has been presented to this council, nothing has been done by him, whereby he ought to be expelled from this church.
A vote was called which was unanimous with said decision. [p. 81]