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Minutes, 16 September 1835

President Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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then observed that he thought the case sufficiently brought before the council, and would say no more.
And President Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, proceeded to give his decision as follows. That brother Green should, (if he were aggrieved with President Smith) have gone and told him of his difficulty and not have said any thing about it to his neighbor. And again, that Mr. Aldridge as has been shown, has been guilty of neglecting his prayers before God, & therefore, has not had the spirit of God, to preserve him from the temptation of Satan, & has fallen into evil, and actually did do wrong in raising objections to the price of the book; presented last sabbath, and was under the influence of an evil spirit. Brother Green fellowships the evil spirit in Br. Aldridge and says he is justifiable in what he has done & therefore it is evident that an evil spirit is reigning in the breast of brother Green, And it is also as evident that President Joseph Smith Junr. was justified in rebuking that evil spirit & it was not only justifiable in President Smith, to rebuke that evil Spirit but also his duty as President and first high Priest

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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in the church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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appointed of God to lead the same into all righteousness; The decision then of the Presidency

An organized body of leaders over priesthood quorums and other ecclesiastical organizations. A November 1831 revelation first described the office of president over the high priesthood and the church as a whole. By 1832, JS and two counselors constituted ...

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of the High council

A governing body of twelve high priests. The first high council was organized in Kirtland, Ohio, on 17 February 1834 “for the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the church, or the bishop...

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is in short that brother Green be & is now excluded from this church, and shall be a member no more until he come in by the ordinance

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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of baptism

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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, as appointed by the Gospel, to be done in the church. This was agreed to by all the counsellors except Counsellor Coe

12 Nov. 1784–17 Oct. 1854. Farmer, clerk. Born at Cayuga Co., New York. Son of Joel Coe and Huldah Horton. Lived at Scipio, Cayuga Co., by 1800. Married first Pallas Wales, 12 Jan. 1816. Married second Sophia Harwood, ca. 1824. Moved to Macedon, Wayne Co....

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, whether Mr. Green should not have the privilege of confessing his faults and still be retained in the Church. He, therefore, thought it was the privilege of brother Green, to have a reorganization of the council and a rehearing. This was about to be [p. 112]
President Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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then observed that he thought the  case sufficiently brought before the council, and  would say no more.
And President Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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, proceeded to give his decis ion as follows. That brother Green should, (if he were  aggrieved with President Smith) have gone and told  him of his difficulty and not have said any thing  about it to his neighbor. And again, that Mr. Al dridge as has been shown, has been guilty of neg lecting his prayers before God, & therefore, has not had the  spirit of God, to preserve him from the temptation of  Satan, & has fallen into evil, and actually did do wrong  in raising objections to the price of the book; presented  last sabbath, and was under the influence of an evil  spirit. Brother Green fellowships the evil spirit in Br.  Aldridge and says he is justifiable in what he has  done & therefore it is evident that an evil spirit is  reigning in the heart <breast> of brother Green, And it is also  <as> evident that President Joseph Smith Junr. was justified in  rebuking that evil spirit & it was not only justifiable  in President Smith, to rebuke that evil Spirit but also  his duty as President and first high Priest

An ecclesiastical and priesthood office. Christ and many ancient prophets, including Abraham, were described as being high priests. The Book of Mormon used the term high priest to denote one appointed to lead the church. However, the Book of Mormon also discussed...

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in the church  of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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appointed of God to lead the same into all right eousness; The decision then of the Presidency

An organized body of leaders over priesthood quorums and other ecclesiastical organizations. A November 1831 revelation first described the office of president over the high priesthood and the church as a whole. By 1832, JS and two counselors constituted ...

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of the  High council

A governing body of twelve high priests. The first high council was organized in Kirtland, Ohio, on 17 February 1834 “for the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the church, or the bishop...

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is in short that brother Green be & is  now excluded from this church, and shall be a member  no more until he come in by the ordinance

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

View Glossary
of  baptism

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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, as appointed by the Gospel, to be done in  the church. This was agreed to by all the counsellors  except Counsellor Coe

12 Nov. 1784–17 Oct. 1854. Farmer, clerk. Born at Cayuga Co., New York. Son of Joel Coe and Huldah Horton. Lived at Scipio, Cayuga Co., by 1800. Married first Pallas Wales, 12 Jan. 1816. Married second Sophia Harwood, ca. 1824. Moved to Macedon, Wayne Co....

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, whether Mr. Green should not  have the privilege of confessing his faults and still be  retained in the Church. He, therefore, thought it was the  privilege of brother Green, to have a reorganization of  the council and a rehearing. This was about to be [p. 112]
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Minutes, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 16 Sept. 1835; in Minute Book 1, pp. 108–113; handwriting of Warren Cowdery

17 Oct. 1788–23 Feb. 1851. Physician, druggist, farmer, editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Married Patience Simonds, 22 Sept. 1814, in Pawlet, Rutland Co. Moved to Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., New York, 1816...

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