Depositions, before DuBouffay Frémon, , St. Louis Co., MO, 21 July 1842, JS v. Brotherton (St. Louis Co., MO, Circuit Court 1843); unidentified handwriting; signatures of George Beebe and presumably Braxton W. Gillock, William Harris, J. J. Johnson, Silas Heaight, and ; notations and docket by unidentified scribe, [, St. Louis Co., MO], 30 July 1842; eight pages; St. Louis County Circuit Court, Civil Case Files, MSA.
The Depositions of witnesses produced sworn and Examined before me DuBouffay Frémon a Justice of the peace within and for the County of St Louis, & State of Missouri, in a certain Cause now pending in the Circuit Court of the County of St Louis, & State of Missouri wherein Joseph Smith is plaintiff and is defendant on the part of the .
Brackston [Braxton] W Gillock of lawful age being produced sworn & Examined on the part of the deposeth & Saith: I was down here in about the 23d of last November. I went on board the Steam Boat Eliza, lying at the Warf direct from . I met there with — He told me that he had some groceries on board the boat & was going to have them shipped to , & that they were his groceries (The Consel for plaintiff objected to the last Clause of the above) I saw there some barrels marked “” & directed to him at He told me that The barrels contained Sugar & Molasses, & I think there were besides a Couple of sacks of Coffee— He said he was owing some debts about and intended to sell these goods & pay them off— is a Mormon, he holds some office among them. I Know & . [p. ]