The High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints met in council this day in the dwelling of Elder George A. Smith's
Opened by prayer from Pres't John Smith
Samuel Bent James Allred
David Fulmer Alpheus Cutler
Thomas Grover George W. Harris
Newel Knight Aaron Johnson
Ezra T. Benson William Huntington
Presidents John Smith and Charles C. Rich presiding with Prest. Bent.
Wm Pomroy was cut off from the Church by a unanimous Vote of the Council for drunkeness, profanity and for cursing the President of the Church; on the testimony of Counsellor Huntington, and Pres't John Smith.
Voted unanimously that Selah Lane be cut off from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for unchristian like conduct, and publication of the same be given in the "Times And Seasons" and Neighbor. Unanimously Voted that Elder Freeman Nickerson, fill the seat of Counsellor Sherwood during his absence on a mission. Also Voted th
at the Clerk give notice to Brother Alanson Ripley to appear before the Council in two weeks from to day at two o'clock P.M.
Voted to adjourn to the present place of meeting, untill Saturday two weeks from to day at two o'clock afternoon. Closing prayer by Prest Bent.
APPROVED C.C. Pendelton Clk
[source: Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois: Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, http://amzn.to/uXAcJh%20]