Account of Hearing, 8 May 1844, Copy [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]
Account of Hearing, [, Hancock Co., IL], 8 May 1844, F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844). Copied  May 1844; handwriting of ; docket and notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], [ca. 10] May 1844; eleven pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
<sworn> I have several times had conversations with — I recollect that near two years ago there was a fuss about s Wife’s Sister before the High Council— I recollect a French Woman coming up from — and that had medical assistance <-[>for the clap—<]-> there had been some circumstances when he smelt bad—<]-> attended him— Joseph Smith administered unto him but it was irksome— assented that it was so, he did not contradict it— he promised to reform— he would do better— he would do so no more— [about 6 lines blank]
, sworn, I think it is near two years I had some conversation with he expressed himself indignant at some things— he expressed himself that he was sorry, he would live a new life. he never would say a word against President Smith— he had an inclination to write that what he published was false— I exhorted him to go and recal what he had said— I afterwards saw him in , when he promised by every thing sacred that he would come home, reform, and then go and publish this doctrine, for it was true— he said he had taken a course that was wrong towards President Smith, and was sorry for it— he said he would study at for his character was ruined here— when we were in we went over to and exhorted him to alter his conduct— The last time I conversed with him— he said if I had taken your Counsel I should now have been a man looked on with respect— he said he was not connected with the people that opposed President Smith and never would— he much regretted the course he had taken— [p. 10]