Tues Nov. 30th 1847. Went to a council today which had been called to investigate the cases of H. B. Jacobs & W. N. Phelps while they were East on a mission
It appeared that Phelps had while East Last summer got some new ideas into some three young women & they had consented to become his wives & he got Jacobs to marry them to him in St Louis and he lived with them as such all the way to this place[.] After a long and tedious hearing of the matter which was altogether their own admissions, President Young decided that Phelps had committed addultery every time that he had lain with one of them & that Jacobs should be silenced for that part he had taken in marrying them.
Phelps had the privilege granted to him of being baptized again as his deeds did naturally cut him off from the Church.adjd at 2 ocl[.] Not well in the evening.
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]
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