Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, January–November 1842

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By — Witness’ Wifes Testy.,— Cd not say that <​she said, that​> Foote was satisfied with the price at the rate of $2,50 pCent.Cant say posy. that Complt. went to Island next day, Dont know when Complt. returned,— but was absent at time of 2nd. Trial, but at home when Property was returned— Dont know whether Complt. was noticed for 2nd Trial.— Did not hear all Footes Evidence on 1st. Trial.— Were addl. witnesses on both Sides at 2.nd Trial.— Dont know whether Complt was at Home in the meantime between the two Trials.—
D. S. Smith.— Sworn.— Complt pd. Foote part price before he killed the ox.— Foote wanted 22 <​21​> or 22 Dols for ox, & Complt sd he wd give $2,50 pCent..— Foote agd. to take $2,50 pCent. Complt. pd. $10,00 at that time.— Wt was 699lbs.— price to be at that Rate, after Beef was killed.— Cd. not say whether Complt. was to have Hide & Tallow for Killing— took it tha[t] sided with Foote, from his manner of repeatedly asking the same questions 6 times or more, over again.— gave same oppy. of answering, to both Parties.—
By — his evidence was same there, as here.—
Complt wished Witness to be particular in Weighing the ox
By .— of Course Foote measured the Wt of Beef alon
By — he sd. Foote sd. he wd. rather take $2,50 pCent., than to take less than $22 for the ox.— for he thought he wd come to that.—
Complt.)
Sworn)
—sd Foote wanted $22 for the ox.— Foote then wanted him to kill the ox for him.— Ox was Butchered.— he pd $10 at once & payts. of two or three Dolls at times.— Foote refused Money, & sd Complt owed him $8.— Wilber took $2,31 as a Tender. Sd Cahoon saw ox 2 Mos before, & Evidence was that he was worth $22 for Work.—
Mrs. Grover <​he​> sd. she was present when Complt. bargd with a Man for an Ox at $2½ pCent., & that Foote then talked of price being 2½, but bargain not concluded.—
he said gave Evidence that price was to be 2½ or to kill Ox for Foote.—
Complt. [p. 2]
By — Witness’ Wifes Testy.,— Cd not say that she said, that Foote was satisfied with the price at the rate of $2,50 pCent.— Cant say posy. that Complt. went to Island next day, Dont know when Complt. returned,— but was absent at time of 2nd. Trial, but at home when Property was returned— Dont know whether Complt. was noticed for 2nd Trial.— Did not hear all Footes Evidence on 1st. Trial.— Were addl. witnesses on both Sides at 2.nd Trial.— Dont know whether Complt was at Home in the meantime between the two Trials.—
D. S. Smith.— Sworn.— Complt pd. Foote part price before he killed the ox.— Foote wanted 21 or 22 Dols for ox, & Complt sd he wd give $2,50 pCent..— Foote agd. to take $2,50 pCent. Complt. pd. $10,00 at that time.— Wt was 699lbs.— price to be at that Rate, after Beef was killed.— Cd. not say whether Complt. was to have Hide & Tallow for Killing— took it that sided with Foote, from his manner of repeatedly asking the same questions 6 times or more, over again.— gave same oppy. of answering, to both Parties.—
By — his evidence was same there, as here.—
Complt wished Witness to be particular in Weighing the ox
By .— of Course Foote measured the Wt of Beef alon
By — he sd. Foote sd. he wd. rather take $2,50 pCent., than to take less than $22 for the ox.— for he thought he wd come to that.—
Complt.)
Sworn)
—sd Foote wanted $22 for the ox.— Foote then wanted him to kill the ox for him.— Ox was Butchered.— he pd $10 at once & payts. of two or three Dolls at times.— Foote refused Money, & sd Complt owed him $8.— Wilber took $2,31 as a Tender. Sd Cahoon saw ox 2 Mos before, & Evidence was that he was worth $22 for Work.—
Mrs. Grover he sd. was present when Complt. bargd with a Man for an Ox at $2½ pCent., & that Foote then talked of price being 2½, but bargain not concluded.—
he said gave Evidence that price was to be 2½ or to kill Ox for Foote.—
Complt. [p. 2]
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