Deposition, 26 February 1844 [City of Nauvoo v. Bostwick]
, Deposition, , Hancock Co., IL, 26 Feb. 1844, City of Nauvoo v. Bostwick (Nauvoo, IL, Mayor’s Court 1844); handwriting of ; certified by , 26 Feb. 1844; two pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL. Includes docket.
Tistimony of — before Recorder of said . for use of Mayors Court taken Feb 26. 1844,
Sworn— saith.— one day last week, in co with <>,— — he came said he was at the prophets, last weeke & the prophet asked him if he thought he had any spiritual wives? I told no! I did not think know you he had any, but I know by God that your Brother has, then turned to him— not knowing his name— & said do you believe that has got any of those spiritual wives? <> said, Yes, by God I believe he has, and can sleep with three or four every night.— insisted to know who they were as he could not fellowship such work? Said <>, they are all over the by God.— said he did not believe it, <> said he could take half a bushel of meal, and get what accommodation he wanted with almost any woman in the . I know of one, a widow woman who had <has> got her living that way for one or two years and has had no other way of getting her living.— that there were a number of English women in the beyond the who got their living in that way, and women of good standing in the Church too.— ins[is]ted he to have him tell him where the women lived, & said he would soon tell whether they were in good standing in the Church or not.— refused to tell the names of any women, but went onto tell of a young woman he knew— at the east, who joined the church and came [p. ]