The counsellors were then called upon to give their assent to the foregoing decision, and concurred in the same.
I hereby certify that the foregoing charges or complaint are just and true, and hereby acknowledge the same, as set forth in the decisions of this council, by signing my own proper name to their minutes with my own hand.
The above was signed for fear of [illegible] punishment
The council then proceeded to transact some other business, brother Joseph Smith Junr. the president of the church presiding. It was agreed that the church in be instructed on their particular duties &c. on sunday next, by brother Joseph. It was further decided that brother
be appointed to take the lead in singing in our meetings.
The council then closed.— brother lead in prayer at fifteen minutes before 3 O clock
|A.M. on Saturday the 29th) ||)||Clerks|
4 August 1834 • Monday
Ohio. August 4th 1834
This day a council of elders assembled for the purpose of transacting church business.
Thomas Colburn was ordained an elder and received a license. The council resolved to send brother to to labor in the ministry.
Clerk of Council [p. 72]