Minutes, 8 September 1834

brother Carpenter, that it was contrary to the  rules and regulations of the Church, because, in  all our decisions we must judge from  actual testimony. Brother Gordon said the tes timony was had and the decision given before  the gift of tongues was manifested. Brother  Joseph advised that <we> speak in our own language  in all such matters, and then the adversary  cannot lead our minds astray. Brother  Palmer then gave a relation of a certain  difficulty which took place in a con ference. He, brother Palmer presided, when  several of the brethren spake out of order,  and brother J[oseph] B. Bosworth refused to submit to  to order according to his (brother Palmer’s) re quest. He now wished instruction on this point,  whether he, or some one else should preside  over this branch of the Church, and also  whether such conduct could be approbated  in conferences. Brother Gordon then  made some remarks on the subject which  was at the time before the council.
Brother Joseph said, relative to the first ques tion, that brother Gordon’s tongues in the end,  did operate as testimony, as, by his remarks  in tongues, the former decision was set  aside, and his taken. That it was his  decision that brother Gordon’s manifest ation was incorrect, and from a sus picious heart. He approved the first  decision, but discarded the second.  Brother Joseph Keeler said that in the former  decision he had acted hastily himself in urging  brother Carpenter to make acknowledgement without [p. 50]
Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 8 Sept. 1834; handwriting of Warren Cowdery; in Minute Book 1, pp. 49–51, 73–74; CHL.