Minutes, 12 April 1838

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heard any guns fired in town to put the screws (I.E. the law) to him who done it, this was after he was appointed to attend the suits of the corporation. and also went on to urge lawsuits as even to issue a writ on the Sabbath day also, that he heard him say that he intended to form a partnership with , who is a man of the world and a wicked man
, testifies that wanted to become a secret partner in the store as he would be able to collect the debts & act as an Aterny [Attorney] and thereby be able to get his fees or living which was verbally agreed to, when he traded a considerable and finally they got sick of him and got rid of him the best way they could, which they did do, but still solicited for buisness in the law line, and has frequently solicited for buisness in collecting debts, as he was an Aterny in the place, also testifies that he has seen him urge on lawsuits with others.
testifies that one evening last fall was at his house together with Joseph Smith, jr, and , when a conversation took place between Joseph Smith jr & , when he seemed to insinuate that Joseph Smith jr was guilty of adultery, but when the question was put, if he (Joseph) had ever acknowledged to him that he was guilty of such a thing; when he answered, No. Also he believes him to be instrumental in causing so many lawsuits as had taken place of late
testifies, that he went to to enquire of him if a certain story was true respecting J. Smith’s committing adultery with a certain girl, when he turned on his heel and insinuated as [p. 123]
heard any guns fired in town to put the screws (I.E. the law) to him who done it, this was after he was appointed to attend the suits of the corporation. and also went on to urge lawsuits as even to issue a writ on the Sabbath day also, that he heard him say that he intended to form a partnership with , who is a man of the world and a wicked man
, testifies that wanted to become a secret partner in the store as he would be able to collect the debts & act as an Aterny [Attorney] and thereby be able to get his fees or living which was verbally agreed to, when he traded a considerable and finally they got sick of him and got rid of him the best way they could, which they did do, but still solicited for buisness in the law line, and has frequently solicited for buisness in collecting debts, as he was an Aterny in the place, also testifies that he has seen him urge on lawsuits with others.
testifies that one evening last fall was at his house together with Joseph Smith, jr, and , when a conversation took place between Joseph Smith jr & , when he seemed to insinuate that Joseph Smith jr was guilty of adultery, but when the question was put, if he (Joseph) had ever acknowledged to him that he was guilty of such a thing; when he answered, No. Also he believes him to be instrumental in causing so many lawsuits as had taken place of late
testifies, that he went to to enquire of him if a certain story was true respecting J. Smith’s committing adultery with a certain girl, when he turned on his heel and insinuated as [p. 123]
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