<April 22—> have in for $7000. they were soon offerd $10,000 for it, but would not take <accept > it.— for other vexatious suits which I had to contend again[s]t the few months I was in that I paid Lawyes fees to the amout of about $16000, making in all about $50,000 dolla[r]s,— for which I receiv[e]d very little in return, for sometim[e]s they were afraid to act on acco[u]nt of the mob, and sometims they were so drunk as to incapacitate them for business.— but there were a few honorable exceptions. Among those who have been the X (T&S. 7, 8, 9) Jr.
, had closed his business in , and retur[ne]d to , having been chased by the mob to shoot him, on horses at full speed, as far as the , for the purpose of shooting him. tarri[e]d in & neer until the 26 24[th].
On my arrival at I found the breth[re]n had been dilig[e]nt in preparing for an investigati[o]n of their wrongs in as the following lette[r]s will show.
<’s Indicted.—> <24> Wednesday 24[th] Elder & his fellow Prisone[r]s were brought before the Grand jury of at , & & Norman Sheerer were dismiss[e]d after being imprison[e]d about 6 months. Mrs [Laura Clark] Phelps, who had been with her husband in prison some days hoping he would be released, now parted with him & with her little infant start[e]d for . The number of Prisoners at X (Pratt 116) Trial, .
< & met , , , , , & <& others> going up to from to to fulfil the Revelati[o]n on the 26.— and & turned & went <back> with them.>
< visited the farm at Tanney’s Grove.>
< Confernce> This evening I met the in council. “Minutes of A Council X (L. 139, 140) Clerk