Affidavit from Jonathan Holmes, 7 February 1843

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State of Illinois) Ss:
City of )
Personally appeared before me Joseph Smith, Mayor of the aforesaid, , and after being duly sworn, deposed and said that Somewhere about five years ago, more or less, <Say in August 1837,> one and others, took from the possessing possession of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, in Ohio, a large Book called the “blessing book,” then in the care and hands of Joseph Smith, and that he or they have from that time kept said Book concealed, and that he verily <believes> the said Book is now concealed in the house of in this , and saith no furthe
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 7th day of Feby, 1843.
Joseph Smith Mayor [p. [1]]
State of Illinois) Ss:
City of )
Personally appeared before me Joseph Smith, Mayor of the aforesaid, , and after being duly sworn, deposed and said that Somewhere about five years ago, more or less, Say in August 1837, one and others, took from the possession of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, in Ohio, a large Book called the “blessing book,” then in the care and hands of Joseph Smith, and that he or they have from that time kept said Book concealed, and that he verily believes the said Book is now concealed in the house of in this , and saith no furthe
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 7th day of Feby, 1843.
Joseph Smith Mayor [p. [1]]
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