Resolutions, 23 August 1834

Conference minutes of the church of Latter-Day-Saints ass embled in Kirtland August 23d 1834. After the usual  form the conference and was opened by prayer, when the  following preamble and resolutions were read and ordered  to be printed in the evening and the morning star  and sent as a circular to the churches abroad.
Whereas a report having come to the knowledge of  the church in this place, censuring the conduct of brother  Joseph Smith Junr. relative to his Proceedings, during his  late Journey to, and from Missouri: and whereas said report  was calculated to create an unfavorable influence, as regards  the moral character and honesty of our brother, it becomes  necessary for us to investigate the matter and report the same  to our brethren abroad, Therefore, [p. 55]
Minutes, Kirtland, OH, 23 Aug. 1834; handwriting of Warren Cowdery; in Minute Book 1, pp. 55–58; CHL.