Minutes, 4 December 1841

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& told <​that​> the had told him, he wished to Return the Wt for some particular Reasons, which said, the did not tell him.—
Sworn— all he knows is what the told him.— that <​the said​> he sd. he was Sorry he did not come down on Saturday Night.— & said he did Come.— Said the told him the Reason he did not arrest <​David​> Smith, was, that Brother Joseph had bid him not do so.—
Colr. Joseph Smith, & Sworn.— Joseph Smith, said, the s wife was Sick, & he told the he thought he shd. take care of his wife, & that he thought he might with safety give the warrant to another Constable.— & the Witness thought the accused had a hatred agst. the , & that another Constable wd. be a more proper Person to take him
said; gave the the Wt in his presence,— & told the he thought it was better it wd be executed that Night, he said the <​then​> told he would serve it that Ev.g. if he wished, or required him, <​& that he was on Hand,​> or Words to that, or the like effect.—
Colr Joseph Smith stated his opinion is, & his impression was that the was not, nor is not, to blame in this Transaction, from the threats that had been made, & believes the was not wilfully guilty, & that the is not a Stout robust [p. 46]
& told that the had told him, he wished to Return the Wt for some particular Reasons, which said, the did not tell him.—
Sworn— all he knows is what the told him.— that the sd. he was Sorry he did not come down on Saturday Night.— & said he did Come.— Said the told him the Reason he did not arrest David Smith, was, that Brother Joseph had bid him not do so.—
Colr. Joseph Smith, & Sworn.— Joseph Smith, said, the s wife was Sick, & he told the he thought he shd. take care of his wife, & that he thought he might with safety give the warrant to another Constable.— & the Witness thought the accused had a hatred agst. the , & that another Constable wd. be a more proper Person to take him
said; gave the the Wt in his presence,— & told the he thought it was better it wd be executed that Night, he said the then told he would serve it that Ev.g. if he wished, or required him, & that he was on Hand, or Words to that, or the like effect.—
Colr Joseph Smith stated his opinion is, & his impression was that the was not, nor is not, to blame in this Transaction, from the threats that had been made, & believes the was not wilfully guilty, & that the is not a Stout robust [p. 46]
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