Minutes, 2 August 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Thompson]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Alexdr Stephens— Was in a Room in Mrs Browns House heard the Voice, (one Scream,) went out, heard the voice, Brown & Jackson were abt 1/2 way to Prisrs House, he followed, got to see into Window, Brown put his head into Window, & ordered Door to be opd, Prisr did so.— Prisr answered Brown as Brown stated, & was in Tears, & said he wanted to kiss her— Br accused Pr of attempting a Rape, he gave Brown the lie <​& got an old Spade or ash Shovel​>, Brown got him down, he threatened Brown that he would catch it thereafter.
Warren Smith— stept out of his House <​abt 120 yds from Prs House​> abt time affray took place, abt 200 yds, he ran to House, he saw Br & as going. Bn ordered Door opened or he wd break it.— was in distress & her Clothes ruffled, & Bed tossed, she appeared in distress saw Pr intoxicated a good many times, & did not appear intoxicated at this time.— nor as he did <​appear​> on former occasions.—
Stephen Page— Saw Bn at Prs door,— had first heard a female Voice, Screach out, distance abt 60 yards.— [p. [2]]
Alexdr Stephens— Was in a Room in Mrs Browns House heard the Voice, (one Scream,) went out, heard the voice, Brown & Jackson were abt 1/2 way to Prisrs House, he followed, got to see into Window, Brown put his head into Window, & ordered Door to be opd, Prisr did so.— Prisr answered Brown as Brown stated, & was in Tears, & said he wanted to kiss her— Br accused Pr of attempting a Rape, he gave Brown the lie & got an old Spade or ash Shovel, Brown got him down, he threatened Brown that he would catch it thereafter.
Warren Smith— stept out of his House abt 120 yds from Prs House abt time affray took place, abt 200 yds, he ran to House, he saw Br & as going. Bn ordered Door opened or he wd break it.— was in distress & her Clothes ruffled, & Bed tossed, she appeared in distress saw Pr intoxicated a good many times, & did not appear intoxicated at this time.— nor as he did appear on former occasions.—
Stephen Page— Saw Bn at Prs door,— had first heard a female Voice, Screach out, distance abt 60 yards.— [p. [2]]
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