8 October 1843 (Sunday Morning)

[1] President Joseph Smith arose and satisfactorily explained to the congregation the supposed treacherous correspondence with Ex-Governor Carlin, which wholly removed suspicion from elder Sidney Rigdon, and from every other person. He expressed entire willingness to have elder Sidney Rigdon retain his station, provided he would magnify his office, and walk and conduct himself in all honesty, righteousness, and integrity; but signified his lack of confidence in his integrity and steadfastness, judging from their past intercourse.

—8 October 1843


[1] See History of the Church, 6:48-49. Not in Teachings. The original source for the entry in History of the Church is Times and Seasons (15 September 1843). The following remarks were made at the October 1843 General Conference of the Church.