Depositions, before , , Hancock Co., IL, 17–18 May 1842, JS v. Brotherton (St. Louis Co., MO, Circuit Court 1843); handwriting of ; signatures of , , , , , and ; notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL, ca. 18 May 1842]; endorsement, docket, and notation by unidentified scribe, [, St. Louis Co., MO], 6 June 1842; eight pages; St. Louis County Circuit Court, Civil Case Files, MSA.
Depositions of witnesses produced, sworn and examined at <the office of in> in the County of Hancock and State of Illinois before me the undersigned an acting justice of the peace of the County of and State aforesaid to be read in evidence in a certain cause now pending in the St. Louis Circuit Court for the County of St. Louis State of Mis[s]ouri between Joseph Smith, Plaintiff and Defendant on the part of the Plaintiff
of lawful age, being sworn and onthe examined on the part of the Plaintiff— deposeth and saith— That some time in the month of October in the year eighteen hundred and forty one Mr was going to for the purpose of purchasing groceries for the church or for some individuals in it but— certainly not for himself, and he told me that if I would send Money along with him he would bring some groceries up for me. I accordingly sent five Dollars for myself. and twelve and a half Dollars for the , for which we have neither of us received any remuneration. I have been informed that the groceries have been forcibly detained in as the property of Mr , whereas I know that they were not his property but the property of other individuals, he being employed to do the business
I a within and for the County of do hereby certify that the deponent, whose place of residence is in the State of Illinois was by me sworn to testify the whole truth of his knowledge touching the [p. ]