opened the case in few words stating that the matter being so intricate that he could not bring it as a charge against any one of these brethren particularly, and the brethren severally were called upon to make their own remarks. After this the counsellors severally spoke, and the complainant and the accused made their remarks when the case was submitted, being short, spoke one hour When President J. Smith Junr. proceeded to give decision. After speaking to considerable extent said: The decision is, that brother Lyman as well as be rebu ked and stand reproved, until they openly acknowledge before the church, that they have injured by speaking evil of his character, and conduct without any just ground or occasion, and that as has heretofore declared before the Church, that he has not murmured nor complained, because he has not received pay for working on the house, to his satisfaction, and it is known to the contrary, that he be as frank in acknowledging this fact, as he has been in making the declaration. The vote was then taken and passed by unanimous voice, and the council closed by prayer of President .
The next council will be arranged as follows:
of Council) [p. 85]