then arose and said that had truly related the matter as far as he gone, but one thing more. Carter commanded the brethren to pray for the committee and demanded it in the name of the Lord with an authoritative voice & gesticulation which are not according to the meekness of the spirit of Jesus.
President arose & said, I do not intend to occupy much time in speaking, for those who have spoken have expressed pretty much my mind & feelings on the subject, that in the advise and talk which he & the other two Presidents had given & had with , they did have the Spirit of meekness & only desired to do him good. & had no personal feelings, did not express any but the contrary.
President concurred in the statement of the above, and said that he did not believe that God had made an example of , for he is not before the as such, and God hath not so revealed it to the Saints. And again that should, command the Saints to pray for the Committe, for in so doing if they did not fellowship him. they must pray for his removal, & so all his designs would be frus trated. Several others were called upon, and all testified that these things which have been expressed above are true, and as they understood them. And one thing further, did say that even the faults of the Committe might be charged back upon the brethren, if they neglected to pray for them The testimony being heard, the six counsellors proceeded to speak and the sum of their conviction upon the matter, is as follows, (Viz.) Councellor said he thought that did not express the feelings of his heart so as to be understood, & perhaps his heart was not so [p. 115]