Transcript of Proceedings, 10 March 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Davis for Slander of JS]

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City of )
versus)
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Municipal Ct March 10th 1842.—
Charge brought upon the oath of Joseph Smith, for breach of an Ordinance, entitled, “an ordinance concerning Vagrants and disorderly Persons”.—
Came on before The & Aldermen , , Gustavus Hills, , & , & ,
Jurors Sworn.
1 Jas Alred) 5 Perrygreen [Perregrine] Sessions) 9 Jesse D. Hunter
2 ) 6 .) 10
3 Graham Coltrin) 7 ) 11 Jas Rodeback
4 David Sessions) 8 John G Luce) 12 C[harles] D. Barnum.
, & [blank] Hibbard, <his Wife,> & Sworn as Witnesses.
— Was at s, at Supper, said he would be damned if he could go into the Room where Smith was, that Smith had broken his pledges to him, & that he considered he intended to Swindle him, & that he knew it, was requested to tell Smith to leave the House, he delivered the Message, which was from s Wife, & Smith went,— then came into the Room, & said he was willing to meet Joseph Smith in the Woods, with Words, Fists, or Rifles, that he believed Joseph Smith was a damned Whoremaster, & <that he was> a Scoundrel <or rascal>, does not believe Mrs. Davis asked J. Smith to Tea, but that Mrs Hibbard or Mrs. White, <X> talked to to pacify him, & Mr Taylor was present, did not speak to J. Smith, but about him,
<X> By , did not recollect say, in his opinion. offered to buy the promy. Note of J. Smith, but J. Smith told he wd pay the Note held, in Property.—
By the X said that J. Smith was either a Swindler, or a damned Swindler,
Said he did not deliver the Message to J. Smith, for that J. Smith had his Hat or Cap in his Hand, & in the way of going, when entered the Room.— [p. [1]]
City of )
versus)
)
Municipal Ct March 10th 1842.—
Charge brought upon the oath of Joseph Smith, for breach of an Ordinance, entitled, “an ordinance concerning Vagrants and disorderly Persons”.—
Came on before The & Aldermen , , Gustavus Hills, , , & ,
Jurors Sworn.
1 Jas Alred) 5 Perrygreen Perregrine Sessions) 9 Jesse D. Hunter
2 ) 6 .) 10
3 Graham Coltrin) 7 ) 11 Jas Rodeback
4 David Sessions) 8 John G Luce) 12 Charles D. Barnum.
, & [blank] Hibbard, his Wife, & Sworn as Witnesses.
— Was at s, at Supper, said he would be damned if he could go into the Room where Smith was, that Smith had broken his pledges to him, & that he considered he intended to Swindle him, & that he knew it, was requested to tell Smith to leave the House, he delivered the Message, which was from s Wife, & Smith went,— then came into the Room, & said he was willing to meet Joseph Smith in the Woods, with Words, Fists, or Rifles, that he believed Joseph Smith was a damned Whoremaster, & that he was a Scoundrel or rascal, does not believe Mrs. Davis asked J. Smith to Tea, but that Mrs Hibbard or Mrs. White, X talked to to pacify him, & Mr Taylor was present, did not speak to J. Smith, but about him,
X By , did not recollect say, in his opinion. offered to buy the promy. Note of J. Smith, but J. Smith told he wd pay the Note held, in Property.—
By the X said that J. Smith was either a Swindler, or a damned Swindler,
Said he did not deliver the Message to J. Smith, for that J. Smith had his Hat or Cap in his Hand, & in the way of going, when entered the Room.— [p. [1]]
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