Minutes, 10 March 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS–A]

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witness had with him, & is not accountable for Graingers acts,— witness did not go to s House directly, but went for the , & turned in to see <​& found Mrs Hibbard there,​> he was invited to stop for Tea, did Stop, knew by s. passing through the Room, he was displeased. called upon him, & they went off together, Witness was not the purchaser of the Property which Grainger got from , further sd he never promised to pay the Notes had, in Cash, but wd at any time, in City Property.— & went <​in​> to ’s for the express purpose of settling with, & paying him.
— left J. Smith at ’s, staid longer than he intended, & called upon him, & apologized for the delay.— never knew any thing injurious to his Character, or improper in his Conduct, & that as he knows something of J. Smiths affairs, he knows if he J. Smith could collect this the Debts due to him, he wd. pay all he owed to others,
— Spake upon the Evidence in an address to the Jury, on behalf of the .
— Addressed the Jury on behalf of the .
— Spoke in Reply, as a closing Speech.—
The — Charged the Jury, first animadverting upon what he considered an importation thrown out during the discussion of this Case, & secondly Citing Cases from Authorities, & explaining the Ordinance, & finally Observing what he considered to be the Duty of the Jurors.—
The Jury returned their verdict. To Wit.—
We the Jury find the guilty of the Charge contained in the affidavit upon which this Suit is founded.
March 10th. 1842.—
) Foreman.—
Judgment of the Court.— to give Security of One Hundred Dollars. to keep the Peace for Six Months, & indemnify the Corporation.— [p. [3]]
witness had with him, & is not accountable for Graingers acts,— witness did not go to s House directly, but went for the , & turned in to see & found Mrs Hibbard there, he was invited to stop for Tea, did Stop, knew by s. passing through the Room, he was displeased. called upon him, & they went off together, Witness was not the purchaser of the Property which Grainger got from , further sd he never promised to pay the Notes had, in Cash, but wd at any time, in City Property.— & went in to ’s for the express purpose of settling with, & paying him.
— left J. Smith at ’s, staid longer than he intended, & called upon him, & apologized for the delay.— never knew any thing injurious to his Character, or improper in his Conduct, & that as he knows something of J. Smiths affairs, he knows if he J. Smith could collect the Debts due to him, he wd. pay all he owed to others,
— Spake upon the Evidence in an address to the Jury, on behalf of the .
— Addressed the Jury on behalf of the .
— Spoke in Reply, as a closing Speech.—
The — Charged the Jury, first animadverting upon what he considered an importation thrown out during the discussion of this Case, & secondly Citing Cases from Authorities, & explaining the Ordinance, & finally Observing what he considered to be the Duty of the Jurors.—
The Jury returned their verdict. To Wit.—
We the Jury find the guilty of the Charge contained in the affidavit upon which this Suit is founded.
March 10th. 1842.—
) Foreman.—
Judgment of the Court.— to give Security of One Hundred Dollars. to keep the Peace for Six Months, & indemnify the Corporation.— [p. [3]]
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