Trial before the First Presiden[c]y April 30. 1843
President Joseph Smith. . & .
Appeal from the High Council.
Appeal No 1.
Specifications <Charges> No 2
Bond No 3
appeard as council for . Stated that a settlement had been once made, as nomerd [numbered?] on the bond, by mutual consent.
Settleme[n]t was by decision of counceil & advice
It was an after agreement that should build a house for , & it should go on the notes given for the Bond,— council advisd to give $10. to purchase peace. the $10. note on the Bond.
<,> Notes were to be given up, or I & wife were to be cut off from the church.
. Deeds. were to be made to . when they could be obtaind or the hand of fellowship should be withdrawn. court decided that the Bond. did not prove the charges but to the contrary.— Court decid th[e]y would hear the witness, as an origenol case, The council had no jurisdiction in deciding the title of lands, Therefore this court will consider the indorsement on the Bond as though they it had not been in as much as that endorsemet was made by influe[n]ce of the High Council.—
—, agreed to put up a house 20. by 30 for , who was to fu[r]nish timber standing. building was not done at the time agreed.— no price stipulated, for the building. if we could not agree up[o]n the price. leave the terms to 2 disintrested men.
<N[ewman] G.> Blodgett, celler [cellar] wall 14 or 15 feet by 20, 4 feet high.— <framed the buildi[n]g, in feb— 142 rained in april or may.—> fence was ready 3 months. before it was raised, & then no foundation only as w[a]s made.— cellar less than the hous, afterward they dug out the celler bigness of the house, & let the frame fall. & we had to pry it. up. do not recollect stated any thing. about Laying foundatio[n]
. said he never agreed to buy a foundation to lay. plant the building on.— but only to the top of the g[r]ound which was done,
Blodget, does not know that he even heard agree to make a better foundation than there was made. [p. 1]