Minutes, 6–8 May 1844 [F. M. Higbee v. JS–A on Habeas Corpus]

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There is merits in the case— & the c[o]urt has jurisdictin to punish the or refer him for trial the same as you wo[u]ld have agist me—— Plead his right to oral testimy, or affidavit.— refered to Blacksotn [Blackstone] that a man on Habus Corpus has a right to state all his grevnces & swear to him himself.—
Cout decidd the Petitioner had a right to his oath— Suppena issud— for , ,— .
Counesoll sead he could make it appe[a]r the case was corrupt
Joseph Smith sen. .— & were Sworn.—
Joseph Smith testified—— referd to s trial 5th Janury 1844.—— sitted if Joseph— did not Hatch up difficulty.—— have not said any thing disresp[ec]tful.——
Some time ago befor lift — went to see Lay ha[n]d on him stunk bad—— wanted to know. wh[a]t aild said he was nearly ded with the Pox.— how came he so— some time ago French Lady— came up from — got the disease.—— prayed & conselld— got better. acknowledgd— &— said he had been with other women.— could not keep him away would die with it.— riding after this uptown said was told by— —— a spot, where he had seducd many <​them​> &c—— acknowledg to but, he had lied about them.— , & both swore false to blind the eyes of the family.— to injury of Complaint Petitioner.— [p. 2]
There is merits in the case— & the court has jurisdictin to punish the or refer him for trial the same as you would have agist me—— Plead his right to oral testimy, or affidavit.— refered to Blacksotn [Blackstone] that a man on Habus Corpus has a right to state all his grevnces & swear to him himself.—
Cout decidd the Petitioner had a right to his oath— Suppena issud— for , ,— .
Counesoll sead he could make it appear the case was corrupt
Joseph Smith sen. .— & were Sworn.—
Joseph Smith testified—— referd to s trial 5th Janury 1844.—— sitted if Joseph— did not Hatch up difficulty.—— have not said any thing disrespectful.——
Some time ago befor lift — went to see Lay hand on him stunk bad—— wanted to know. what aild said he was nearly ded with the Pox.— how came he so— some time ago French Lady— came up from — got the disease.—— prayed & conselld— got better. acknowledgd— &— said he had been with other women.— could not keep him away would die with it.— riding after this uptown said was told by— —— a spot, where he had seducd them &c—— acknowledg to but, he had lied about them.— , & both swore false to blind the eyes of the family.— to injury of Petitioner.— [p. 2]
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