History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

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Answer. That is not your business.
The question being again put, the witness replied, I hold his note for the price of the horse which I consider as good as the pay for I am well acquainted with Joseph Smith Jr. <​I​> and know him to be an honest man; and if he wishes I am ready I to let him have another horse on the same terms.
Mr Jonathan Thompson was next called and examenid
Ques Has not the prisoner Joseph Smith Jr had a yoke of Oxen of you;
Ans yes
Q Did he not obtain them of you by telling you that he had a revelation to the this effect that he must have them
Ans No he did not mention a word of the kind concerning the oxen he <​purchased them​> Bought the same as any other man would
After a few more such attempts the court was detained some time to obtain the testimony of two Young Ladies <​(daughte[r]s of )​> with whom I had associated previous to my marriage They young arrived and testified that I had always treated them with the u respect both in public and in private in publick <​Society​> as well as when out of Society it Several attempts were now made to prove things which were said to have been committed in another but my Lawyers ( and ) would not permit such a mode of proceedure as this and while those of the prosecution were contending for the admisson of such testimony my persecutors had time to obtain a Warrant from which was served upon my person as soon as this court had acquitted me
The Constable who served this second warrant immediately commenced abusing me and insulting me and although I had ate nothing since morning having been detained in court all during the day yet he hurried me off [p. 77]
Answer. That is not your business.
The question being again put, the witness replied, I hold his note for the price of the horse which I consider as good as the pay for I am well acquainted with Joseph Smith Jr. I know him to be an honest man; and if he wishes I am ready to let him have another horse on the same terms.
Mr Jonathan Thompson was next called and examenid
Ques Has not the prisoner Joseph Smith Jr had a yoke of Oxen of you;
Ans yes
Q Did he not obtain them of you by telling you that he had a revelation to this effect that he must have them
Ans No he did not mention a word of the kind concerning the oxen he purchased them the same as any other man would
After a few more such attempts the court was detained some time to obtain the testimony of two Young Ladies (daughters of ) with whom I had associated previous to my marriage They arrived and testified that I had always treated them with respect in Society as well as when out of it Several attempts were now made to prove things which were said to have been committed in another but my Lawyers ( and ) would not permit such a mode of proceedure as this and while those of the prosecution were contending for the admisson of such testimony my persecutors had time to obtain a Warrant from which was served upon my person as soon as this court had acquitted me
The Constable who served this second warrant immediately commenced abusing and insulting me and although I had ate nothing since morning having been detained in court during the day yet he hurried me off [p. 77]
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