Account of Meeting, , Hancock Co., IL, 28 Nov. 1842. Version copied [ca. 28 Nov. 1842] in William Clayton, Journal, 27 Nov. 1842–28 Apr. 1843 and  Sept. 1844–31 Mar. 1845, pp. 1–3; handwriting of ; William Clayton, Journals, 1842–1846, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Letter to “Hands in the Stone Shop,” 21 Dec. 1842.
Monday 28 This day I attended the trial of the before the . A written complaint had been presented to prest Joseph complaining of oppressive and unchristian conduct in & & was signed by a number of names The trial commenced about 11 o clock A.M and lasted till about 9 P. M. Many grievances were set forth, the principal of which were an unequal distribution of provisions, also giving more iron & steel tools to s sons than to others. also giving short-measure of wood to ; also letting the [p. ]