Account of Hearing, 10 February 1843, as Reported by William W. Phelps [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 , , and ; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 10 Feb. 1843; nine pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
< sd> I acknowledged that he took all the goods out of that store myself no one assisted me. The goods upon the table and in the house here, are the same I took. I hid them in a field at first The papers were destroyed by bunig [burning] Entered the house by the windows after 10. They have been in my possession ever since.
I carried the goods from the store my self at seven or eight times
Qustn [Question] by the mayor Have teaching that you ever have had from this Church influenced you steal these good
A— no: the church has never taught any such practice. [p. 1]