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Minutes, 16 March 1835

John Smith opened the case in few words stating that  the matter being so intricate that he could not bring it as a  charge against any one of these brethren particularly, and  the brethren severally were called upon to make their  own remarks. After this the counsellors severally  spoke, and the complainant and the accused made their  remarks, when the case was submitted, President  Williams being short, President Rigdon spoke one hour  When President J. Smith Junr proceeded to give decision  After speaking to considerable extent said: The decision  is, that brother Lyman as well as brother Cutler be rebu ked and stand reproved, until they openly acknowledge  before the church, that they have injured Elder Cahoon  by speaking evil of his character, and conduct without  any just ground or occasion, and that as Elder Cutler  has heretofore declared before the Church, that he has not  murmured nor complained, because he has not received  pay for working on the house, to his satisfaction, and  it is known to the contrary, that he be as frank in  acknowledging this fact, as he has been in making  the declaration. The vote was then taken and passed  by unanimous voice, and the council closed by  prayer of President S. Rigdon.
The next council will be arranged as follows:
Samuel H. Smith Martin Harris
John Johnson Joseph Coe
Orson Johnson Luke Johnson
John Smith Hyrum Smith
Oliver CowderyOrson Hyde
Jared Carter Joseph Smith Senr
of Council}
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Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 16 Mar. 1835; handwriting of Warren Cowdery; in Minute Book 1, pp. 84–85; CHL.

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