The following is a copy of the complaint.
To , bishop of the church of the
Latter Day Saints in ,
Sir, I prefer the following charges against , a of said Church.
First, He has refused to submit to the decision of a council
of the high priests and of this church held in this place on the eleventh of this month given in a case of
difficulty, between said and Joseph Smith Junr.
Second: He continues to charge said Joseph,
contra ry to the decision of the before mentioned council with improper
conduct in his proceedings as of the church of the
Latter-Day, Saints during his , to
the state of . As these things are exceedingly
grievous to many of the Saints in , and very prejudicial to the cause of truth in general, I
therefore require that you summon the high coun cil of this church, to
investigate this case that a final may be had upon the
I say the high council, because it is a case [p. 58]