Nominated voted and carried that four of the Counsellors <shall> speak on the subject, two on each side. Viz: & on the side of the plaintif, and & in behalf of the Church.
After they had said on this subject all they had to say, the descided that it is the duty of Br. to go to to assist in the printing business and that his family remain in this region of country and that he have an honorable discharge of his station in this place for a season (as soon as he can accomplish his business in this place) signed by the & .
Proposed by br. that br. the President of the Church in Zion should go to as being one of the three witnesses and assist in promoting the cause of Christ.
The case was argued by br. & in behalf of the Plantiff, and & for the church. And after their pleadings it was descided that br. go to the East and assist in the great work of the gathering and be his own Judge, as to leaving his family or taking them with him. And also that and go to the East. all the above named brethren to prepare and go as soon as convenient
After all this was done the afore mentioned High Priests, Elders, Priests Teachers, Deacons. & Members covenanted with uplifted hands to heaven that they would uphold Br as President, head and leader in Zion (in the absence of br. Joseph Smith jr.) and & as assistants Presidents and Counsellors also covenanted to uphold him and one another at the throne of grace.
Council closed. Prayer by President.