situation of brs Joseph Smith Jr and And accordingly brs and were chosen appointed, the other four remain to be chosen hereafter
It was decided by vote that the general conference meet on the 25 Inst at the dwelling house of br Serenes Burnett in Cuyahoga County brs & were then ordained to their office or appointment and br an Elder under the hands of conference closed in prayer by br Joseph Smith Jr
21 October 1831 • Friday
Minutes of a special conference held in Portage co Ohio Oct 21, 1831
|Joseph Smith Jr|
Prayer by who called in question <the case> of two brs and Peter Devolve who were accused by some of our brethren of offering abuse to br. ’s little child. Br. arose and said that he was at a meeting with the brethren, when br. was present who spoke at considerable length by the Spirit of the Lord as he supposed, and also br. Peter Devolve declared that he was filled with the Spirit of God, but had confessed previous that he did offer abuse to the child, but not to the satisfaction of her parents.
Therefore voted by this conference that it is their undoubted opinion taking into consideration the testimony before them. It is therefore voted that this conference send our beloved brethren Joseph Smith jr. and unto the Church in to lay before them the decision of this Conference, call before them these two brethren cause them to make sufficient acknowledgement of their sins, or be dealt with according to the law of this Church.
Closed in prayer by Joseph Smith jr.
Clerk of Conference. [p. 9]