Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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testifies that in January 1837 offered to sell out his share in the printing office at Ohio, which they Joseph Smith jr & bought and gave their notes, after which say in the spring following he wished to get a press & some of the type which they granted him on conditions that he should give up the notes above refered to, he <​then​> went into the office and took whatever he pleased & so completely strip[p]ed the office, as he () was informed by , that there was scarcely enough left to print the “Elders Journal,” whereas, before there was a sufficient quantity to print a weekly and monthly paper, the book of Covenants, Hymn Book, Book of Mormon &c. but the notes he did not give up
<​testifies​> that told him that there was a certain man in the Church who could compound metal and make dies, that he could make money so that it could not be detected and if it was the case it was no harm to take that money and pass it. The man’s name was Davis. Also three men came to him to take out a writ to take some persons who had passed some Bogus (counterfeit) money viz: , and Burton H. Phelps. Also that it was reported that was engaged in the Bogus money buisness. Also he did not disapprove of the principle of Davis’ making the dies and money.
Joseph Smith jr testifies that Mr Sapham a man who did not belong to the church came to him and told him that <​a​> warrant was about to be isued against for being engaged in making a purchase of Bogus money & dies to make the counterfeit money with. after which himself and went to see him. [p. 125]
testifies that in January 1837 offered to sell out his share in the printing office at Ohio, which they Joseph Smith jr & bought and gave their notes, after which say in the spring following he wished to get a press & some of the type which they granted him on conditions that he should give up the notes above refered to, he then went into the office and took whatever he pleased & so completely stripped the office, as he () was informed by , that there was scarcely enough left to print the “Elders Journal,” whereas, before there was a sufficient quantity to print a weekly and monthly paper, the book of Covenants, Hymn Book, Book of Mormon &c. but the notes he did not give up
testifies that told him that there was a certain man in the Church who could compound metal and make dies, that he could make money so that it could not be detected and if it was the case it was no harm to take that money and pass it. The man’s name was Davis. Also three men came to him to take out a writ to take some persons who had passed some Bogus (counterfeit) money viz: , and Burton H. Phelps. Also that it was reported that was engaged in the Bogus money buisness. Also he did not disapprove of the principle of Davis’ making the dies and money.
Joseph Smith jr testifies that Mr Sapham a man who did not belong to the church came to him and told him that a warrant was about to be isued against for being engaged in making a purchase of Bogus money & dies to make the counterfeit money with. after which himself and went to see him. [p. 125]
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