imony, that the council deemed him guilty, and that he ought to make confession to the injured and to the church.
Elder Aaron Smith preferred a charge against Elder Milo Hays, for not obeying the word of wisdom and for covenant breaking. Both charges were amply sustained by testimony, and the council unanimously decided that said Hays be excluded from this church.— Council adjourned.
Sabbath June 7th.. A large concourse of people assembled a[nd] listened attentively to a discourse delivered by the President of the council, and those who added their testimony & enforced their exhortations by powerful appeals to the reason and good sense of the congregation. After preaching four were baptized and added to the church
In the evening the council was again organized and took into consideration the propriety of ordaining brother to the office of Elder. Two counsellors spoke on the subject and after some remarks from the chair, it was unanimously determined to set him apart for that office. Presidents & then ordained him.
The case of Elders Barkdall & Keeler was again called up: Four counsellors spoke on the subject, and after remarks wer made by the chairmen, it was unanim ously decided that said Elders Barkdall & Keeler have one week and no more, to settle their differences with each other, and make their confessions to the church or lose their standing in the same. The case of was called up and he was requested to speak for himself. He accceeded to the decision of the council last evening & agreed to make restitution, to father Meads, his wife, Sister Mary Ann Point and the church. The several Elders present, were admonished of the necessity of being engaged in the Ministry. and some of them were reproved for their remiss ness in duty. A blessing was then pronounced and the council adjourned Sine die.
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