[Frederick G.] Williams then addressed the council
President then rose and delivered the decision. That shall confess that for the want of conformity to the spirit of God he has let the adversary get the possession of his heart, in consequence of which, he has spoken things false ly to the injury of J. Smith Junr, and by
injuring him he has insulted the feelings of the And that he shall confess publicly to the sat isfaction of his brethren.
This decision was confirmed by the whole council. rose and confessed that he was to blame, for speaking about Brother Smith as he did, & that he said him them in anger, And that he never meant to rise up in rebelliong against the church government of the church. And that in a bad spirit he said what was proved and sees it. was wrong to talk as he did about Brother J. Smith, and that he thought he would give B. J. Smith as good as he sent, as he did.
confesses that he had injured J. S. character and is sorry for it, but is not willing to confess that he lied, and cannot confess all that has said in his speech
Says he knows this council says he has done wrong and is willing to confess it. The decision is correct, confessed to all present, the charges above stated to the satisfac tion of most of the brethren present, [p. 134]