John C. Bennett, Deposition, 24–25 January 1843 [JS v. Brotherton]
, Deposition, before Benjamin F. McKenney, , St. Louis Co., MO, 24–25 Jan. 1843, JS v. Brotherton (St. Louis Co., MO, Circuit Court 1843); in Depositions, 25 January 1843, [1–4]; handwriting of unidentified scribes and presumably Benjamin F. McKenney; signature of ; docket by second unidentified scribe, [, St. Louis Co., MO, 25 Jan. 1843]; endorsement by unidentified scribe, 22 Sept. 1843; notation presumably by Benjamin F. McKenney, ca. 22 Sept. 1843; St. Louis County Circuit Court, Civil Case Files, MSA.
of lawful age being produced sworn and examined on the part of the deposeth and saith: That he is acquainted with Joseph Smith the plaintiff. He knows that that the property which Joseph Smith told him has been attached by Sheriff of St Louis county Mo, belonged to (against whom, Joe Smith, the Plff, told Slater Y Holbrook, <had> commenced suit by attachment in <one of> the st Louis courts) , , and , excepting a small portion of it which belonged to . After the arrival of said property at Ill: said Jos. Smith was to sell the property for the aforsaid individuals acting as their agent and to take his own time to pay for it. has heard the plaintiff express his regrets that the property had been marked in s name, as that enabled a Mr [Silas] Heaight of <(or those to whom[3 words illegible] claiming under him)> to whom & the other owners had given their note, to attach it. [p. ]