<6> Friday 6. In the AM. went with t to see wih , who presented the with a report of his Decision. called on Esq & gave him my <two> notes & surety for of $230.00 cash having paid him $40.00, as fee for his service in my suit. I receivedvisited I took certified copies of the doings of the court, & waited on for his certificate thereto, After which he offered me a little advice, which was that I “should refrain from all political Electioneering. I told him that I always had acted on that principle & provd it by & ; & that the “Mormons’ were driven to union in their Elections by persecution & not by my influence, and that the “mormons” acted on the most perfect Principles of liberty in all their movements,— This day I had considerable conversations in the court room with the Lawyers &c— on various topics and particularly on Religion. ’s wished me well. & hoped I should “not be persecuted any more,” & I blessed him. said I must deposite my discharge & all my papers in the archives of the when it is completed. My discharge here referred to was as follows. commencing <commenced> with my Petition for & closed with the certificate of Gov of , including all the Af[illegible] docume[n]ts relating to my trial, on separate sheets of paper, attached by a blue ribbon & secured by the seal of the court, and read as follows
“Pleas before the Circuit court. (See Document) Gov .
The opinion of , as recorded in this history was copied from the “Sangamo Journal,” & believed to be s opinion as corrected & alterd by him from the report furnished him by My . In his the s opinion on the bench he remarked, like this. “were it my perogative to impeach congress, for any one thing, it would be for granting power for the transportation of fugitives on affidavit & not on indictment alone.” He also proved several severe strictures on the actions of different governors & officers engaged concrnd in my case, but which, I suppose he thought p[r]oper to omit in his printed copy. I received many invitations to visit distinguished Gentlemen in , which time would not permit me to comp[l]y with. Also a ticket from the manager to attend the theatre this evenig, but the play was prevented by the wet wat rain. [p. 6]