Those counsellors who draw even numbers, that is, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12, are the individuals who are to stand up <in> the behalf of the accused and prevent insult or injustice.
In all cases the accuser and the accused shall have a privilege of speaking for themselves before the , after the evidences are heared, and the Counsellors who are appointed to speak on the case, have finished their remarks.
After the evidences are heared; the counsellors, accuser and <the> accused, have spoken, the president shall give a decis ion according to the understanding which he shall have of the case, and call upon the twelve Counsellors to sanc tion the same by their voices.
But should the remaining Counsellors who have
not spoken*, or any one of them, after hearing the evidences and pleadings impartially, discover an error in the descision of the president, they can manifest it, and the case shall have a re-hearing; and if after a careful rehearing, any additional light is thrown upon the case, the descision shall be altered accord ingly; but in case no additional light is given, the first decision shall stand; the majority of the Council haveing power to determine the same.
In cases of difficulty respecting doctrine, or principle; if there is not a sufficiency written to make the case clear to the mind of the Council, the president may inquire and obtain the mind of the Lord by revelation.
The , when abroad, have power to call and organ ize a after the manner of the foregoing, to settle diffi culties when the parties, or either of them shall request it, <and the said council of high priests shall have power to appoint one of their own number to preside
over such council> by appointing or chooseing one of their number to preside over the council for the time being.
It shall be the duty of
Council to transmit, immedi ately, a copy of their proceedings, with a full statement of the testimony with <accompanying> their decision, to the high council [p. 34]