Account of Hearing, 10 February 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards [State of Illinois v. Olney]

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Friday Feb. 10, 1842 [1843]— 5 P. M.
Exparte examination of . before Mayor. Joseph Smith.
was called up[o]n by the Mayor.—
— in order to get understadg [understanding] go back a little—
go back 2 or 3. years
2 or 3 years ago— 1 ye[a]r ago la[s]t June I was admitted to go 4 Qu[ar]ter of th[e] ea[r]th— 2d round— disgutig [disgusting] to hea[r] swearing—
called to go Mary or no Mary 2d— Round.— was kept doing
9, 10. 11. June an[c]ient of days set. doing the whole time,— by the ancie[n]t of Days— stakse [stakes] were appointd. been to all stakes but one.— without Mary or latter . — I have suffered beyond all bo[u]nds of reason I will help. myself— & I went to that store. & took those goods & no one is angerd— in it
next tuesday Anci[en]t of days— sits.— I made up my mind might as well dies as well as one day as another— despis[e] a thief. door shut up— not this first persen knows any thing about those goods but me [p. 1]
Friday Feb. 10, 1842 [1843]— 5 P. M.
Exparte examination of . before Mayor. Joseph Smith.
was called upon by the Mayor.—
— in order to get understadg [understanding] go back a little—
go back 2 or 3. years
2 or 3 years ago— 1 year ago last June I was admitted to go 4 Quarter of the earth— 2d round— disgutig disgusting to hear swearing—
called to go Mary or no Mary 2d— Round.— was kept doing
9, 10. 11. June ancient of days set. doing the whole time,— by the ancient of Days— stakse [stakes] were appointd. been to all stakes but one.— without Mary or latter . — I have suffered beyond all bounds of reason I will help. myself— & I went to that store. & took those goods & no one is angerd— in it
next tuesday Ancient of days— sits.— I made up my mind might as well dies as well as one day as another— despise a thief. door shut up— not this first persen knows any thing about those goods but me [p. 1]
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