, , , , <Orin> and , gave bonds with , <>, , , and other unexceptionable sureties, <for their appearance at the next term of the Circuit Court <for >> in the sum of $500 <for> each <of the defendants, Total $7,500> which was 2½ times the amount of the extreme penalty required by the Statutes of : in such cases of conviction. <and more than four times the entire cost of the Expositor Press and fixtures.> It was evident that the Magistrate intended to overreach the pile <wealth> of the <the defendants> brethren <and their friends>, so as to imprison those on trial <them> for want of bail; but it happened that there was strength to cover the demand. <for> , and others <some of the brethren> went <security> to the full extent of their worth <property>. and Justice [Robert F.] Smith adjourned his Court over, and left <the Court House>, without calling on Joseph and to answer to the charge of treason, or even intimating to the <those> prisoners, or their Council, that they were expected to enter into an examination this <that> night.
<Capt. Smith, the only Magistrate who could grant subpoenas for witnesses, disappeared until a late hour, as if purposely to prevent the appearing of the defendants’ witnesses, and in keeping with the conviction expressed by them <Joseph’s enemies> the previous day “that the law cannot touch him <them>, but that powder and ball will”.>
June 25. About 6½ P. M. heard , while endeavoring to get a <another> warrant against Joseph Smith for Treason, declare, that while he was once preaching from Daniel 1 ch. 44 v. Mr Smith said that the kingdom referred to, was already set up; and that he was the King over it. He also heard