Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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5 o clock P.M. adjourned. & imme diately— & Newell Nurse  were brought in by Sheriff  as prisoners for Stealing Goods f[r]om the  Store of Moses Smith on the night of  the 23d of January. last.— confessed  before the Mayors court that he had been  visited many times by the Ancient of  days. sat with him on the 9. 10. & 11 days  of June last.— & shall sit in council with  ancient of Days on tuesday next— have had  a mission from him to the 4 Quarters of the  world. & have been have establishd the 12   of — I have visited them all  but one in. the South. I have suffered  much for 2 or 3 years— been without  clothes & sufferd much I despise a theif  but to clothe myself— I opened the  store of Moses Smith on the eve of  23d of Janury— by bori[n]g into a bored  [board] window & took out the goods present  (several Hundrd peices). hid them in  the cornfield. & carried them home from  time to time in under the same roof  with smith. No one knows any thing  about the robbery but mys[e]lf— found  the $50 bill among the goods. Mrs  had a peice of cloth to make some  frocks. Witnesses Harri[e]t Nurse.— Mary  Olney— Isaac Chase—— Joseph Hadlock  Mr Far [Winslow Farr]— Moses Smith.— Decision of court  Mr Nurse be dischar[ge]d— & be remand[e]d to  prison for trial or bo[u]nd under $5.000 bonds [p. [179]]
5 o clock P.M. adjourned. & immediately— & Newell Nurse were brought in by Sheriff as prisoners for Stealing Goods from the Store of Moses Smith on the night of the 23d of January. last.— confessed before the Mayors court that he had been visited many times by the Ancient of days. sat with him on the 9. 10. & 11 days of June last.— & shall sit in council with ancient of Days on tuesday next— have had a mission from him to the 4 Quarters of the world. & have been have establishd the 12 of — I have visited them all but one in. the South. I have suffered much for 2 or 3 years— been without clothes & sufferd much I despise a theif but to clothe myself— I opened the store of Moses Smith on the eve of 23d of Janury— by boring into a bored board window & took out the goods present (several Hundrd peices). hid them in the cornfield. & carried them home from time to time under the same roof with smith. No one knows any thing about the robbery but myself— found the $50 bill among the goods. Mrs had a peice of cloth to make some frocks. Witnesses Harriet Nurse.— Mary Olney— Isaac Chase—— Joseph Hadlock Mr Far Winslow Farr— Moses Smith.— Decision of court Mr Nurse be discharged— & be remanded to prison for trial or bound under $5.000 bonds [p. [179]]
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