Depositions, before Benjamin F. McKenney, , St. Louis Co., MO, 25 Jan. 1843, JS v. Brotherton (St. Louis Co., MO, Circuit Court 1843); handwriting of unidentified scribes and presumably Benjamin F. McKenney; signature of ; docket by second unidentified scribe, [, St. Louis Co., MO, 25 Jan. 1843]; endorsement by unidentified scribe, 22 Sept. 1843; notation presumably by Benjamin F. McKenney, ca. 22 Sept. 1843; four pages; St. Louis County Circuit Court, Civil Case Files, MSA.
, & purchased provisions of Height in , and gave a Joint note, which was transfered to some person or persons in — after which they <> went to and purchased groceries for the four & had them marked in his own name and shipped for in Illinois— and they were attached by the Sheriff of , at the suit of the holders of the aforsaid joint note. is acquainted with , , and , and knows that they would have no scruples in perjuring themselves in any matter in which Joseph Smith, the plaintiff, was interested: or when directed to do so by said Smith. The is likewise acquainted with and , and believes that they would have no hesitancy in doing the same, yet he does not know it.
The above named persons are all Mormans and are high in office in the Councils of said Smith.
And further saith not.
State of Missouri)
county of St Louis)
I, Benjamin F. McKenney, a Justice of the Peace within and for the aforesaid, do certify that in pursuance to the [p. ]