<2> Thursday Bro James Gifford brought them to Utica. As more positive & official Testimony was wanted by the authorities at many of the brethren made affidavits concerning their sufferings in & expulsion from A few of which I will insert in my history. “I (see affidavit. A.— , Hancock Co, Ill. January 2nd 1840. To President Joseph Smith Jun & <(L. 91, 92, 93, 94) addres.—)>
<(O L. 95, 96, Adams)> The High council at voted to <utterly> discard the practice of sueing brethren at the Law. and that such as do it. Should be disfellowshipped by this branch of the church; That Abra[ha]m O. Smoot ordain President of the Elders Quorum. & that the 6th instant be devoted to taking affidavits concerning found the brethern in . went to Troy & Lansingburgh. where he heard elder preach.