<18. November> <Sunday 18. while our suit was going forward , gave the foll[ow]ing permit in (X Richds [Levi Richards, Memorandum Book] 18) aid> We were called upon to for our witness, and we gave the names of some 40 <or> 50, was dispatchd with a company of militia to procure them, arrested all he could find. & th[r]ust them into prison and we were not allowed to see them. We were again called upon most tauntingly, for witness. we gave the names of some others and they were also thut [thrust] into prison so many as were to be found.— In the mean time Malinda [Porter] (# Doc 151) Jr. volunterd & were sworn, on the defence but was preventd by threats from telling the truth as much as possible. we saw a man at the window and beckond him to come in, & had him sworn, but when he did not testify to please the court, several rushd upon him with their bayonets, & he fled the place barely escaping with his life. It was of no use to get any more witnesses if we could have done it. and our Lawyrs & . sob
<. & <othe[r]s> acquitted.—> <24> <24[th]> Then this mock investigation continu[e]d from day to day till the <Saturday th> 24 [th]. when Several of the breth[re]n were discharged by as follows “Defendats (X see paper.) &c.”
Our orgenization was converted by the testimony of the apostates into (X Per 104)” &c” just as though it was treason to believe the bible.
<Court closed> <29> Thurday 29 The remai[ni]ng prisoners were all released (# ap, 49,) crimes,— during the investigation we were mostly confin[e]d in chains, and recevd [received] much abuse, The matter (ϕ ap 48) swore.
<“ Eqr. (X Doc 94, 5,) ” is not a Mormon but a fri[en]d of man.>