The came to order and the counsellors were called, when it was found that & were absent. After prayer the president made some appropriate remarks, when the counsellors four of their number to Speak.
The case of brother was called up to inquire whether under existing circumstances he can fill the office of high counsellor. It was decided that four counsellors speak on the case.
The counsellors severally spoke in their courses, followed, by , after which the assisting presidents spake, when brother Joseph proceeded to give a decision.— That stand no longer a high counsellor but that he retain the office of and cont[i]nue to lift up his voice in the name of Jesus, in preaching the Gospel. The names of the counsellors were then called and severally gave their assent to the decision when gave his own assent with thankfulness.
The council then proceeded to fill the vacancy occa sioned by the removal of brother from the office of high counsellor. Brother Joseph nom inated brother , to fill the vacant office, which was seconded by the clerk. The counsellors then voted for the nomination, as also the conference present. Brother Joseph then took the lead in prayer, after which he to the office of high counsellor, pronouncing the blessing of the Lord upon him in his name. After which brother proceeded to bless him also in the name of the Lord, confirming the same blessing The coun sellors then appointed to fill the vacancies occasioned by the absence of brethren & . Brethren and , in this [p. 75]