Letter from Myron Higby and Others, circa 16 September 1842

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At Special Conference of the Boonville Branch of. the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints convened according to previous notice at the house of Justus Chase in the Town of Greg on the 12th of Jany 1842 to transact business relative to the Church of Jesus Christ.
Present Elders , Myron Higby, Justus Chase, & Samuel Tibbals, together with other Brethren & sisters. The Conference was organized by appointing Elder President of said Conference which was then opened by singing, & a prayer by the
The Pesedent of the Branch, Elder Myron Higby, prefered a Charge against Sister Nancy Chase for taking things from the pockets of others that did not belong to her, and said in support of the Charge, that he had lost half a dollar out of his pocket at two different times during the night when he Slept at the house of Brother Chase. Teacher Amase [Amasa] Burr stated that he had lost a five dollar Bill from his pocket during the a night that he slept at Brother Chase’s, & that a person came out of the room where Brother & Sister Chase slept, & examined the clothes of Brother Higby, (who slept with him) & returned, & came out again after a while, & examined his clothes, & while handling his clothes, his knife fell from the pocket onto the floor, which he picked up in the morning. Elder Samuel Tibbals stated that he had lost a three dollar Bill from his pocket in the night when he slept at Brother Chase’s & that some time in the night, there being a bright fire light, he saw Sister Chase have his pantaloons in her hand from the pocket of which the bill was taken, & that she was taking her hand from the pocket at the time he saw her Sister Chase being called on for her defence, said, that she had no knowledge or recollection of the transactions which were alleged against her, although she might have taken the things without knowing it, & that she did not believe that the Brethren would lie about her, & She hoped they would forgive her, & she would refund the money <​if she was ever able​> Elder Justus Chase stated that he had on several occasions known sister Chase to be so far deranged as [p. [1]]
At Special Conference of the Boonville Branch of. the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints convened according to previous notice at the house of Justus Chase in the Town of Greg on the 12th of Jany 1842 to transact business relative to the Church of Jesus Christ.
Present Elders , Myron Higby, Justus Chase, & Samuel Tibbals, together with other Brethren & sisters. The Conference was organized by appointing Elder President of said Conference which was then opened by singing, & a prayer by the
The Pesedent of the Branch, Elder Myron Higby, prefered a Charge against Sister Nancy Chase for taking things from the pockets of others that did not belong to her, and said in support of the Charge, that he had lost half a dollar out of his pocket at two different times during the night when he Slept at the house of Brother Chase. Teacher Amase [Amasa] Burr stated that he had lost a five dollar Bill from his pocket during a night that he slept at Brother Chase’s, & that a person came out of the room where Brother & Sister Chase slept, & examined the clothes of Brother Higby, (who slept with him) & returned, & came out again after a while, & examined his clothes, & while handling his clothes, his knife fell from the pocket onto the floor, which he picked up in the morning. Elder Samuel Tibbals stated that he had lost a three dollar Bill from his pocket in the night when he slept at Brother Chase’s & that some time in the night, there being a bright fire light, he saw Sister Chase have his pantaloons in her hand from the pocket of which the bill was taken, & that she was taking her hand from the pocket at the time he saw her Sister Chase being called on for her defence, said, that she had no knowledge or recollection of the transactions which were alleged against her, although she might have taken the things without knowing it, & that she did not believe that the Brethren would lie about her, & She hoped they would forgive her, & she would refund the money if she was ever able Elder Justus Chase stated that he had on several occasions known sister Chase to be so far deranged as [p. [1]]
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