overpower by arguement, they would by knocking down. but said in a jesting way. said we would not have had any difficulty, if J. Smith— had not have got mad. has a singular Spirit. gave him an idea that he had a difficulty with J. Smith. called said <he> thought J. Smith was riled and was mad. called. said that agreed with Bishop. respecting being swerved when debating questions, must be weak minded. said Smith would not have wanted the school broke up, if they had not got defeated did not hear any thing from Smith at school that was calculated to hurt feelings and character, he also thinks he cast reflections on the whole , as well as J. Smith Junr. and that what said was calculated to hurt J. Smith. said that Smith was against the school.
Elder knows wants the school to continue and said Smith had tended school till the disturbance & had it not been for this circumstance he (Smith) would have been willing for it to continue heard this statement from Eld. Bishop and not from respecting reading Tho. Paine without having his faith shaken.
thinks if means all he says he is a singular man. & said if it had not been for J. Smith’s getting mad there would have been no difficulty Eld. Rich called. stated that from what he heard from , he thought he had nothing against J. Smith Junr. stated that said the school would have continued if J. Smith Junr. had not got mad. He also thought that and Bishop had the spirit of the debating school.
Counsellors spoke to the case
addressed the council [p. 133]