I want to know who ever heard of a Municipal High Council in Kirtland to try a few barrels of whiskey. They had a Council to try Spiritual things and it may be that barrels of whiskey are spiritual things
There is only one member of the High Council present, he has a right to try cases – cut off - & make whiskey laws. ...
After Council I went and reported to the President the feelings & my opinion of Herring as I considered him unsafe for I verily believe now that he intends to take the life of Br W. Woodruff.
[Source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]