Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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Chapter 49

Chap. 49.
 
Testimony of
 
Here I shall introduce a brief history of our troubles in , given by my son <when Joseph was>, before the Municipal  court at , <on a writ of Habeas Corpus> June 30 1843. When Joseph was tried  for treason against the state of .
Sworn. Said that the defendant  now in court is his brother, and that his name is not Jo seph Smith senior Junior<*> <* This testimony was given after the death of his >, but his name was is Joseph Smith  senior and has been for more than two years past. I have  been acquainted with him ever since he was born, which was 37  yeas in December last, and I have not been absent from him  at any one time, not even the space of six months since his  birth to my recolection; and have been intimately acquai nted with all his sayings, and doings, buisiness transact ions, and movements, as much as any one man could be  acquainted man’s buisiness up to the present time, and do  know that he has not committed treason against any state in  the Union, by any overt act or by levying war, or by aiding  and abetting, or assisting an enemy in any State in the Union  and that the said Joseph Smith Senior has not committed  treason against the state of nor violated any law  or rule of said State I being personally acquainted with the tra nsactions and doings of said Smith whilst he resided in said  , which was for about six months in the year 1838,  I being also a resident in said during the same peri od of time, and I do know that said Joseph Smith senior  never was subject to Military duty in any State neither was  he in the state of , he being exempt by the [p. 252]

Chapter 49

Chap. 49.
 
Testimony of
 
Here I shall introduce a brief history of our troubles in , given by my son when Joseph was, before the Municipal court at , on a writ of Habeas Corpus June 30 1843. .
Sworn. Said that the defendant now in court is his brother, and that his name is not Joseph Smith Junior* * This testimony was given after the death of his , but his name is Joseph Smith senior and has been for more than two years past. I have been acquainted with him ever since he was born, which was 37 yeas in December last, and I have not been absent from him at any one time, not even the space of six months since his birth to my recolection; and have been intimately acquainted with all his sayings, doings, buisiness transactions, and movements, as much as any one man could be acquainted man’s buisiness up to the present time, and do know that he has not committed treason against any state in the Union, by any overt act or by levying war, or by aiding and abetting, or assisting an enemy in any State in the Union and that the said Joseph Smith Senior has not committed treason against the state of nor violated any law or rule of said State I being personally acquainted with the transactions and doings of said Smith whilst he resided in said , which was for about six months in the year 1838, I being also a resident in said during the same period of time, and I do know that said Joseph Smith senior never was subject to Military duty in any State neither was he in the state of , he being exempt by the [p. 252]
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