then arose, & made an address of conciderable length, Showing the starting point or cause of all the difficulty of & Johnson, he allso cau tioned all the Elders, concrning leaving their calling to persue any occupation derogatory to that calling, assuring them that if persued, God would let them run them selves into difficulties, that he may stop them in their career, that Salvation may come unto them, then arose and still attributed his diffi culties & conduct to the failure of the bank, stating that the bank he understood was instituted by the will & revilations of God, & he had been told that it never would fail let men do what they pleased Pres. Smith then arose, and stated that if this had been published, it was without auth ority, at least from him, he stated that he allways said that unless the institution was conducted upon righteous principles it
could not stand, The was then called upon to know whether they were sattisfied with the confession of , Voted in the negative Adjourned for one hour.
Congregation assembled at 2 O clock P.M. & called to order by the Pres. & meeting opened by prayer, by , the Pres. then arose and said he should next call upon the church to know if they were satisfied with the & next proceeded to name them individually [p. 236]