Some of the brethren were unhappy with my leadership
and dealings with them. They decided to bring me to a disciplinary court.
 
  Brother Cowdery
insists I pay him for a loan I
have already fulfilled.
Oliver has
repeatedly gone against
the Prophet ‛s teachings. We must
invite him before the Council to
discuss his actions.
 
     
Nine charges were
brought against me
by a Church Council.
   
     
     
  Take this
to Oliver.
 
     
  Allow me to highlight
these charges for this
court to examine.
 
( 1 ) Persecuting Church leaders with vexatious lawsuits.
( 2 ) Seeking to destroy the character of Joseph Smith.
( 3 ) Treating the Church with contempt by not attending meetings.
( 4* ) Not abiding ecclesiastical authority in temporal affairs.
( 5* ) Selling lands in Jackson County contrary to the Revelations.
( 6* ) Writing an insulting letter to the President of the High
Council, insulting both him and the High Council.
( 7 ) Neglecting his calling as Assistant President of the Church,
for filthy lucre, and turning to the practice of law.
( 8 ) Disgracing the Church by being connected to bogus business.
( 9 ) For dishonestly retaining notes after they had been paid.
 

 

* When the charges were brought before the council, the fourth and fifth charges were rejected and the sixth was withdrawn.
Oliver was found guilty of the other six charges. Roberts ; “ Comprehensive History of the Church, ” Vol. 1, Page 432
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