The first Presidency The Twelve & High Council & virtuous part of the Church are making an exhertion abot these days to clense the Church from Adulterors fornicators & evil persons for their are such persons crept into our midst. The high council have held a number of meeting of late & their researches have disclosed much iniquity & a number been Cut off from the church. I met with the High Council to day on the trial of L. O. Littlefield Joel S Miles & Darwin Chase. The two former were cut of for Adultery & the case of D Chase was put of till tomorrow.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]