Times and Seasons, 1 August 1842

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York Masons will please insert the above.
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Master of , Under Dispensation.
Still after all this we found him guilty of similar crimes again, and it was found to our satisfaction that he was conspiring against the peace and safety of the citizens of this —after learning these facts we exposed him to the public; he then immediately left the place abruptly; threatening to drink the hearts blood of many citizens of this place. Previous to this last disclosure, the hand of fellowship was withdrawn from him, May 11th, 1842, by the first presidency, six days previous to the time he pretended to withdraw from the church, which you will see published in the Times and Seasons, June 15th, 1842, I was also present at the time when he gave this testimony before the City Council, as printed in the Times and Seasons, July 1st, 1842, on page 841 which reads as follows:
Dr. , ex-Mayor, was then called upon by the Mayor to state if he knew aught against him; when replied: I know what I am about, and the heads of the church know what they are about I expect. I have no difficulty with the heads of the chucrh. I publicly avow that any one who has said that I have stated that General Joseph Smith has given me authority to hold illicit intercourse with wome,nis [women, is] a liar in the face of God, those who have said it are damned liars; they are infernal liars. He never, either in public or private, gave me any such authority or license, and any person who states it is a scoundrel and a liar. I have heard it said that I should become a second by withdrawing from the church, and that I was at variance with the heads and should use an influence against them because I resigned the office of Mayor; this is false. I have no difficulty with the heads of the church, and I intend to continue with you, and hope the time may come when I may be restored to full confidence, and fellowship, and my former standing in the church; and that my conduct may be such as to warrant my restoration—and should the time ever come that I may have an opportunity to test my faith it will then be known whether I am a traitor or a true man.
Joseph Smith then asked: “Will you please state definately whether you know any thing against my character either in public or private?
answered: “I do not; in all my intercourse with Gen. Smith, in public and in private, he has been strictly virtuous.
Aldermen. ,
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Councillors. .
Recorder.
May 19, 1842.,
I know he was not under duress at the time for his testimony was given free and voluntarialy, after requesting the privilege of the council to speak (which was granted him,) on matters pertaining to the city ordinances, while speaking, or before he took his seat, he was requested by the Mayor of the city, Joseph Smith, to state to the council if he knew aught against him; and he replied according to the above.
I also know that he had no private intercourse with Joseph in the preperation room on the 17th day, as he stated in his letter as printed in the Sangamo Journal, for the lodge was convened on that day, and I had the keys of the doors in my possession from 7 o’clock A. M. until 6 o’clock P. M. and it was when the lodge called off for refreshment during recess, that I had the interview with him, at which time he wrote the affidavit and subscribed it in my presence, and I was with him during the whole time from his first coming to me, until he signed it and until the lodge convened again at 4 o’clock.
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Sworn to, and subscribed, before me July 23, 1842.
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Alderman of the city of .
 
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AFFIDAVIT OF .
As has become our open enemy, and is engaged in circulating falsehoods of the blackest character, I deem it duty to make the following statement of facts:
states in the Sangamo [p. 872]
York Masons will please insert the above.
.
Master of , Under Dispensation.
Still after all this we found him guilty of similar crimes again, and it was found to our satisfaction that he was conspiring against the peace and safety of the citizens of this —after learning these facts we exposed him to the public; he then immediately left the place abruptly; threatening to drink the hearts blood of many citizens of this place. Previous to this last disclosure, the hand of fellowship was withdrawn from him, May 11th, 1842, by the first presidency, six days previous to the time he pretended to withdraw from the church, which you will see published in the Times and Seasons, June 15th, 1842, I was also present at the time when he gave this testimony before the City Council, as printed in the Times and Seasons, July 1st, 1842, on page 841 which reads as follows:
Dr. , ex-Mayor, was then called upon by the Mayor to state if he knew aught against him; when replied: I know what I am about, and the heads of the church know what they are about I expect. I have no difficulty with the heads of the chucrh. I publicly avow that any one who has said that I have stated that General Joseph Smith has given me authority to hold illicit intercourse with wome,nis [women, is] a liar in the face of God, those who have said it are damned liars; they are infernal liars. He never, either in public or private, gave me any such authority or license, and any person who states it is a scoundrel and a liar. I have heard it said that I should become a second by withdrawing from the church, and that I was at variance with the heads and should use an influence against them because I resigned the office of Mayor; this is false. I have no difficulty with the heads of the church, and I intend to continue with you, and hope the time may come when I may be restored to full confidence, and fellowship, and my former standing in the church; and that my conduct may be such as to warrant my restoration—and should the time ever come that I may have an opportunity to test my faith it will then be known whether I am a traitor or a true man.
Joseph Smith then asked: “Will you please state definately whether you know any thing against my character either in public or private?
answered: “I do not; in all my intercourse with Gen. Smith, in public and in private, he has been strictly virtuous.
Aldermen. ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
Councillors. .
Recorder.
May 19, 1842.,
I know he was not under duress at the time for his testimony was given free and voluntarialy, after requesting the privilege of the council to speak (which was granted him,) on matters pertaining to the city ordinances, while speaking, or before he took his seat, he was requested by the Mayor of the city, Joseph Smith, to state to the council if he knew aught against him; and he replied according to the above.
I also know that he had no private intercourse with Joseph in the preperation room on the 17th day, as he stated in his letter as printed in the Sangamo Journal, for the lodge was convened on that day, and I had the keys of the doors in my possession from 7 o’clock A. M. until 6 o’clock P. M. and it was when the lodge called off for refreshment during recess, that I had the interview with him, at which time he wrote the affidavit and subscribed it in my presence, and I was with him during the whole time from his first coming to me, until he signed it and until the lodge convened again at 4 o’clock.
.
Sworn to, and subscribed, before me July 23, 1842.
,
Alderman of the city of .
 
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AFFIDAVIT OF .
As has become our open enemy, and is engaged in circulating falsehoods of the blackest character, I deem it duty to make the following statement of facts:
states in the Sangamo [p. 872]
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