Minutes, 30 April 1843

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Trial before the First Presidency April 30, 1843
President Joseph Smith, & ,
Graham Coltrin vs. Anson Matthews
Appeal from the High Council.
Appeal No 1.
Specifications <​Charges​> No 2
Bond No 3
appeard as council for Coltrin. Stated that a settlement had been once made, as named on the bond, by mutual consent.
Settleme[n]t was by decision of council & advice
It was an after agreement that Coltrin should build a house for Matthews, & it should go on the notes given for the Bond,— council advisd Coltrin to give $10. to purchase peace. the $10 note on the Bond,
Mathews, Notes were to be given up, as I & wife were to be cut off from the church.
. Deeds were to be made to Coltrin. when they could be obtaind or the hand of fellowship should be withdrawn. Court decided that the Bond did not p[r]ove the charges but to the contrary.— Court decid they would hear the witness, as an original case, The council had no jurisdiction in deciding the title of lands, Therefore this court will consider the indorsement on the Bond as though they it had not been in as much as that endorsemet was made by influe[n]ce of the High Council.—
— Graham Coltrin, agreed to put up a house 20 by 30 for Mathews, who was to furnish timber standing. building was not done at the time agreed.— no price stipulated, for the building, if we could not agree upon the price. leave the terms to 2 disintrested men.
<​N. G.​> Blodgett, cellar wall 14 or 15 feet by 20, 4 feet high,— <​framed the buildi[n]g in feb— 42 rained in April or May.—​> frame was ready 3 months, before it was raised, & then no foundation only as we made.— cellar less than the hous, afterward they dug out the cellar business of the house. & let the frame fall. & we had to pry it up. do not recollect Mr Matthews stated any thing. about Laying foundation
Matthews. said he never agreed to buy a foundation to lay. plant the building on.— but only to the top of the ground which was done,
Blodget, does not know that he even heard Matthews agree to make a better foundation than there was made. [p. 1]
Trial before the First Presidency April 30, 1843
President Joseph Smith, & ,
Graham Coltrin vs. Anson Matthews
Appeal from the High Council.
Appeal No 1.
Charges No 2
Bond No 3
appeard as council for Coltrin. Stated that a settlement had been once made, as named on the bond, by mutual consent.
Settlement was by decision of council & advice
It was an after agreement that Coltrin should build a house for Matthews, & it should go on the notes given for the Bond,— council advisd Coltrin to give $10. to purchase peace. the $10 note on the Bond,
Mathews, Notes were to be given up, as I & wife were to be cut off from the church.
. Deeds were to be made to Coltrin. when they could be obtaind or the hand of fellowship should be withdrawn. Court decided that the Bond did not prove the charges but to the contrary.— Court decid they would hear the witness, as an original case, The council had no jurisdiction in deciding the title of lands, Therefore this court will consider the indorsement on the Bond as though it had not been in as much as tha endorsemet was made by influence of the High Council.—
— Graham Coltrin, agreed to put up a house 20 by 30 for Mathews, who was to furnish timber standing. building was not done at the time agreed.— no price stipulated, for the building, if we could not agree upon the price. leave the terms to 2 disintrested men.
N. G. Blodgett, cellar wall 14 or 15 feet by 20, 4 feet high,— framed the building in feb— 42 rained in April or May.— frame was ready 3 months, before it was raised, & then no foundation only as we made.— cellar less than the hous, afterward they dug out the cellar business of the house. & let the frame fall. & we had to pry it up. do not recollect Mr Matthews stated any thing. about Laying foundation
Matthews. said he never agreed to buy a foundation to plant the building on.— but only to the top of the ground which was done,
Blodget, does not know that he even heard Matthews agree to make a better foundation than there was made. [p. 1]
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