Minutes, 13 April 1838

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After which at a letter was read from the by as follows:
Mo April 12th 1838
Sir yours of the 9th inst, containing a copy of six charges, prefered, before the by , against me has been received, and it appears to me to be a novel document, assuming a right to compel me under pain of religious sencure [censure] and excommunication not to appeal a lawsuit or change the venue of the same in which I am deeply interested, without the consent of a religious body.
This assumpsion of power being manifest in the fifth Charge, I should not condescend to put my constitutional rights at issue upon so disrespectful a point: as to answer any other of those charges until that is withdrawn & untill then shall withdraw myself from your society and fellowship.
Yours
Mr
The case was not considered difficult, therefore, two spake on the case; viz , on the part of the and on the part of the .
testifies he knew has been active in urging on lawsuits, also, that told him he had a note against him () which he procured in , which was not sa the case, as he had no note of the description, therefore, he had lied.
testifies that Mr Gilbert had a claim upon a piece of land, after which entered it from under him, after being told that Mr Gilbert had a claim upon it.
testifies, that had been told that there was a claim upon the piece of land which was refered to above, also he heard say he had a note against J. Smith jr.
testifies, that inquired of him if there was any land to be entered, when he told [p. 128]
After which a letter was read from the by as follows:
Mo April 12th 1838
Sir yours of the 9th inst, containing a copy of six charges, prefered, before the by , against me has been received, and it appears to me to be a novel document, assuming a right to compel me under pain of religious sencure [censure] and excommunication not to appeal a lawsuit or change the venue of the same in which I am deeply interested, without the consent of a religious body.
This assumpsion of power being manifest in the fifth Charge, I should not condescend to put my constitutional rights at issue upon so disrespectful a point: as to answer any other of those charges until that is withdrawn & untill then shall withdraw myself from your society and fellowship.
Yours
Mr
The case was not considered difficult, therefore, two spake on the case; viz , on the part of the and on the part of the .
testifies he knew has been active in urging on lawsuits, also, that told him he had a note against him () which he procured in , which was not the case, as he had no note of the description, therefore, he had lied.
testifies that Mr Gilbert had a claim upon a piece of land, after which entered it from under him, after being told that Mr Gilbert had a claim upon it.
testifies, that had been told that there was a claim upon the piece of land which was refered to above, also he heard say he had a note against J. Smith jr.
testifies, that inquired of him if there was any land to be entered, when he told [p. 128]
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