Testimony against , , Hancock Co., IL, 25 May 1844; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; nine pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
He also told me that many others were following this the same course of conduct, As I still had some doubts, near the close of our interview. I again suggested my fears that I had done wrong, and should loose the confidence of the brethren. when he assured me that it was right, and he would bring a witness to confirm what he had taught.— When he come again, I still <had doubt &> told him I understood he () had recntly been , and that Joseph, when he him, told him to quit all his iniquitous practices.— said it was not for such things that he was baptized for. Do you think I would be baptized for such a thing & then go into it so soon again. said it would never be known. I told him it might be told in bringing forth. said there was not danger. said that understood it and could come and take it away, if there was any thing.—”
State of Illinois)
City of )
May 24th 1842 there appeared Sarah Miller the Signer of the above instrument and made oath that the above declaration is true before me
We have a mass of affidavits and testimony on the subjet before us but the following extract from Katherine Warren’s testimony concerning , may suffice for the present.
May 25. 1842, <Extract from the> testimony of Katherine Warren
<beforethe of the . &c.>
“I have had unlawful connextion with .—
taught the same doctrine as was taught by , and that Joseph Smith taught and presented those things, but he stated that he did not have it from Joseph but had his information from Dr . He, has gained his object about five or six times. also made propositions to keepme with food if I would submit to his desires.”
We have abundance of like testimony on hand, which may be forth coming if we are compelled. At present the foregoing may suffice.—
“Why have you not published this before”?— we answer, on account of the humility and entreaties of — at the time,— and on account of the feelings of his parents, who are highly respectable.— Who we have withheld <foreborne>, until now.— The character of is so Infamous & his Exertions such to destroy the word of God <every principle of> <Righteousness> that forbearance is no longer a virtue [p. 4]