Account of Hearing, 10 February 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards [State of Illinois v. Olney]
Account of Hearing, [, Hancock Co., IL], 10 Feb. 1843, State of IL v. Olney (Nauvoo, IL, Mayor’s Court 1843); handwriting of ; dockets in handwriting of unidentified scribe and , [, Hancock Co., IL], ca. 10 Feb. 1843; ten pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
Exparte examination of . before Mayor. Joseph Smith.
was called up[o]n by the Mayor.—
— in order to get understadg [understanding] go back a little—
go back 2 or 3. years
2 or 3 years ago— 1 ye[a]r ago la[s]t June I was admitted to go 4 Qu[ar]ter of th[e] ea[r]th— 2d round— disgutig [disgusting] to hea[r] swearing—
called to go Mary or no Mary 2d— Round.— was kept doing
9, 10. 11. June an[c]ient of days set. doing the whole time,— by the ancie[n]t of Days— stakse [stakes] were appointd. been to all stakes but one.— without Mary or latter . — I have suffered beyond all bo[u]nds of reason I will help. myself— & I went to that store. & took those goods & no one is angerd— in it
next tuesday Anci[en]t of days— sits.— I made up my mind might as well dies as well as one day as another— despis[e] a thief. door shut up— not this first persen knows any thing about those goods but me [p. 1]