Account of Meeting, , Hancock Co., IL, 28 Nov. 1842. Version copied [ca. 28 Nov. 1842] in William Clayton, Journal, 27 Nov. 1842–28 Apr. 1843 and  Sept. 1844–31 Mar. 1845, pp. 1–3; handwriting of ; William Clayton, Journals, 1842–1846, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Letter to “Hands in the Stone Shop,” 21 Dec. 1842.
first course of stone around the to the man who would do it for the least price &c appeared on the side of Justice & on the side of mercy. After a lengthy investigation spoke at great length showing the difficulties the had to endure &c and that they had a right to employ their own sons &c. he was replied to by with some warmth through wrong idea. explained. After the testimony was gone through made some remark in favor of the committee. After which prest Joseph arose and stated that he himself was amenable to the state as Trustee [p. 2]