Minutes, 2 August 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Thompson]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1842. Augt 2nd.
<​abt 80 yds from Bns House to Prisrs—​>
Pr threatened Witness, & did not appear intoxicated, & has seen him intoxicated before, & did not smell his breath to have smell of Whiskey.
James Brown was alarmed by a female (abt 12 oC. at Noon on this day Aug 2nd. 1842.)— telling him she heard Cries of Murder. then went to Thompsons, saw him through a Window have his left arm abt the neck of a female & his right hand (as appeared to him in the Act of pulling up her Clothes <​she was in tears & Crying out loud to be heard by the neighbors​>— Prisr obened opened Door on being asked to do so, he said he was trying to get her to tell what his Wife was doing on the Island last Winter.
She said Prisoner had not interrupted her, but that he had scared her.)—
her Clothes were Ruffled.—)
Ecd— by Prisr— sd Pr told him he was striving to get her to tell what her Mother was doing on the Island.
Elizh Berkett.— was in the <​back​> Room in Witness Browns House, Brown was in another Room, she went & told Brown when she heard the Cries of Murder twice, & sent him to Prisrs House,
Homer Jackson— was in Browns the <​Browns​> House & heard Shouts, & ran out, saw Brown going towards Prisrs House, & Brown called on Witness to go on, Witness went to the Prisrs House, Brown Ordered door open, it was opened. [p. [1]]
1842. Augt 2nd.—
abt 80 yds from Bns House to Prisrs
Pr threatened Witness, & did not appear intoxicated, & has seen him intoxicated before, & did not smell his breath to have smell of Whiskey.
James Brown was alarmed by a female (abt 12 oC. at Noon on this day Aug 2nd. 1842.)— telling him she heard Cries of Murder. then went to Thompsons, saw him through a Window have his left arm abt the neck of a female & his right hand (as appeared to him in the Act of pulling up her Clothes she was in tears & Crying out loud to be heard by the neighbors— Prisr opened Door on being asked to do so, he said he was trying to get her to tell what his Wife was doing on the Island last Winter.
She said Prisoner had not interrupted her, but that he had scared her.)—
her Clothes were Ruffled.—)
Ecd— by Prisr— sd Pr told him he was striving to get her to tell what her Mother was doing on the Island.
Elizh Berkett.— was in the back Room in Witness Browns House, Brown was in another Room, she went & told Brown when she heard the Cries of Murder twice, & sent him to Prisrs House,
Homer Jackson— was in Browns House & heard Shouts, & ran out, saw Brown going towards Prisrs House, & Brown called on Witness to go on, Witness went to the Prisrs House, Brown Ordered door open, it was opened. [p. [1]]
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