Revised Minutes, 17 February 1834 [D&C 102]

at the seat of the government of the Church.
Should the parties, or either of them, be dissatisfied  with the decision of said Council, they may appeal to  the high Council at the seat of the general government  of the Church, and have a re-hearing, which case shall  there be conducted according to the former pattern  written, as though no such descision had been passed <made>.
This Council of high priests abroad, is only to be  called on the most difficult cases of Church matters;  and no common or ordinary case is to be sufficient  to call such Councils. The travelling or located high  priests abroad, have the power to say whether it is necessary  to call such a Council or not.
*The twelve counsellors then proceeded to cast lots or  ballot, to ascertain who should speak first, and the  following was the result, viz:
Oliver Cowdery drew No. 1John Johnson drew No 7
Joseph Coe—— " " 2Orson Hyde " " 8
Saml. H Smith——" " 3Jared Carter " " 9
Luke Johnson——" " 4Joseph Smith sen " 10
John S Carter—— " " 5John Smith " " 11
Sylvester Smith—— " " 6Martin Harris " " 12
Council then adjourned to meet on wednesday the 19th. Inst.  at 10 Oclk A.M.
*Resolved, that the presidents or presidents at the seat of gen eral church government, shall have power to determine whether  any such case as may be appealed, is justly entitled to  a re-hearing after examineing the appeal and the evidences  and statements accompanying it. [p. 35]
Revised minutes, Kirtland, OH, 17 Feb. 1834; handwriting of Orson Hyde; in Minute Book 1, pp. 31–35; CHL.