Brother moved for a decision, relative to the first question, (viz.) What is to be done to arrest the evil? The then proceeded, after a few remarks, to give a decision according, to a motion previously made, (viz.) that an article be published in the Evening & the morning Star, by the direction of the , that the in has investigated the conduct of brother Joseph Smith Junr. while journeying to the West and returning, and that we find that he has acted in every respect in the an honorable and proper Manner, with all monies and other properties entrusted to his charge. After which a vote was taken and carried. A. motion was then made by brother and seconded by brother , that a committee of three, be appointed to write the article for the Star agreeably to the decision.
Brethren, The , and were nominated and appointed by unanimous vote.
, then made said that he was willing to publish a confession in the Star. A motion was then made by brother , and seconded by the , that the above named committe, be ap pointed to write letters in the name of the council to bro— , C. Snelling & J.P. Parker.
Prayer by brother .
Clerk of Council) [p. 54]