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
Smith Junr, and by
injuring him he has insulted the feelings of the
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
Smith, and that he thought he would give B. J.
Smith as good as he sent, as he did.
confesses that he has
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