an office in the church, after haveing it sufficiently taught him. , , John S Carter, , and were called to speak upon the case then before the council. After the counsellors had spoken, the President proceeded to give a decision: “That no official member in this church is worthy to hold an office after haveing the words of wisdom properly taught to him, and he, the official member, neglecting to comply with, or obey them;[”] after which the counsellors voted accor ding to the same.
The president then asked if there were any Elders present who would go to and preach the gospel to that people; for they have written, said he, a number of letters for help; and the whole council felt as though the Spirit required brethren to go there. It was, therefore, decided by the council that and should travel together into , and also that and travel together into . It was also decided that and travel together if they can arrange their affairs at home so as to be liberated. It was also decided that Bro. should travel eastward as soon as his cir cumstances will permit, and that he should travel alone on account of his age. It was also decided that bro. should travel alone whenever he travels. Bro’s. John S Carter & Jesse Smith travel east together as soon as they can. The council also decided that bro. should travel alone, it being his own choice. Decided also, that James Durfee and Edmund Marvin should travel together eastward. Also that and go to . Also that bro’s. and Harrison Sagers travel together for the time being, and that there should be a general conference held in in the State of Maine on the 13 day of [p. 40]