Resolved that and draft a petition, to hand in at the next term of court, for the alteration and regulation of the Town Plot of . Adjourned meeting till the 26th inst at 10 o’clock AM.
26 January 1838 • Friday
, January 26th 1838—
Agreeable to adjournment the above named Apostles and High Councellors and in Company with Samuel Bent High Priest and some others met at the house of Br John Anderson.
being the most aged in Council presided and Samuel Bent was chosen clerk of the meeting. The meeting being organized proceeded to buis ness and heard the report of the Committee as follows Viz. Respecting their selling their lands in , they, the Presidents, declared they had not broken any revelation or law or Law of God in so doing and further if they were deprived of that privilege they would sell their possessions in and move out of the place and said he would move out of the accursed place and further they declared they would not be controlled by any ecclesiastical power or revelation whatever in their temporal concerns. And respecting the word of wisdom, said he had not broken it but had kept it. said he had drank tea & three times a day this winter on account of his ill health. and said they did use tea and coffee but they did not consider them to come under the head of hot drinks.
The Council Resolved as follows:
1st That under existing circumstances we no longer recieve them as Presidents.
2nd That the case be laid before the Church at [p. 95]