Account of Hearing, 10 February 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards [State of Illinois v. Olney]

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did not tell Mrs Roberts where I got Flanel— no person knows but myself.— did not intend to sell them.— was out of patine [patience]— Just wanted some clothes— had not made up my mind to how to secure them— did not care much about it.— Did it on the principle of doing will of God.— establish Anci[en]t of Days
Joseph <​Mayor​>— state whether any influence one [on] your mind— by this church to influence you to steel at all?
No Sir—
in relation to your writings. Revlation do you not recollect I told you it was all false?
I took it in that way
Did I not tell you it would lead you to destruction—
I appeared you in it—
Yes
when in Jluly 1841–1842.— I wrote a letter home.— stating abo[u]t — that the course— would dest[ro]y him——
Esqr— will you state now whither you stole these
I took these goods from the store of — on Mulholland Street in I got into the window. bored of the bo[a]rd— took it of[f]— went in at the window— & returned with the goods & through the window bo[a]rd fastend at the window.— between 9 oclok & one in the morn[in]g in Jany 1843— kept in [illegible] [p. 5]
did not tell Mrs Roberts where I got Flanel— no person knows but myself.— did not intend to sell them.— was out of patine [patience]— Just wanted some clothes— had not made up my mind how to secure them— did not care much about it.— Did it on the principle of doing will of God.— establish Ancient of Days
Mayor— state whether any influence one [on] your mind— by this church to influence you to steel at all?
No Sir—
in relation to your writings. Revlation do you not recollect I told you it was all false?
I took it in that way
Did I not tell you it would lead you to destruction—
I appeared you in it—
Yes
when in Jluly 1841–1842.— I wrote a letter home.— stating about — that the course— would destroy him——
Esqr— will you state now whither you stole these
I took these goods from the store of — on Mulholland Street in I got into the window. bored of the board— took it off— went in at the window— & returned with the goods & through the window board fastend at the window.— between 9 oclok & one in the morning in Jany 1843— kept in [p. 5]
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