Affidavit, 5 September 1838

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The deponent further states, “that no violence  was offered to any individual, in his presence  or under <within> his knowledge and that no insulting  language was given on by either hand <party>; except  on the part of Mrs. Black, who while was engaged in making out the <above named> writing  (which he made with his own hand) gave  to this deponent and others of the Mormon sosciety  highly insulting Language, and false accusa tions, which were calculated in their nature  to greatly irritate, if possible the feelings  of the bystanders belonging to said Mormon  sosciety, in Language like this this, being asked  by the deponant, if she knew any thing in the  Mormon people derogatory to the character of  Gentlemen? She answered in the negative; but  said she did not know, but the object of their  visit was to steal something from them. After had executed the writing, deponent asked  if <he had> there were any unfreindly feelings towards the—  deponent, and if he had not treated him genteelly,  he answered in the affermative. your  deponent then took leave of said , and  repaired to the house of .  The next day we returned to “,”  And further, this deponant saith not.
Joseph Smith Jr
Sworn to and subscribed, this fifth day of September  AD 1838.
J. C. C. C. C. [p. [3]]
The deponent further states, “that no violence was offered to any individual, in his presence or within his knowledge and that no insulting language was given by either party; except on the part of Mrs. Black, who while was engaged in making out the above named writing (which he made with his own hand) gave to this deponent and others of the sosciety highly insulting Language, and false accusations, which were calculated in their nature to greatly irritate, if possible the feelings of the bystanders belonging to said sosciety, in Language like this, being asked by the deponant, if she knew any thing in the Mormon people derogatory to the character of Gentlemen? She answered in the negative; but said she did not know, but the object of their visit was to steal something from them. After had executed the writing, deponent asked if he had any unfreindly feelings towards the— deponent, and if he had not treated him genteelly, he answered in the affermative. your deponent then took leave of said , and repaired to the house of . The next day we returned to “,” And further, this deponant saith not.
Joseph Smith Jr
Sworn to and subscribed, this fifth day of September AD 1838.
J. C. C. C. C. [p. [3]]
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