29 October 1835 • Thursday
Oct. 29th 1835
This day a High Council was called at ’s for the purpose of trying certain cases.
Names of the counsellors present
After the council had taken their seats according to their respective numbers President opened the council by prayer.
A charge was read against & wife preferred by Elder for abusing their daughter by beating and whipping her. Two counsellors on each side were appointed to speak. (Viz.) and on one side and on the other & . Witnesses on part of were & his wife Roxana.
testified that said ’s girl came to his house and complained that her father had abused her, and whipped her & that some marks were found upon her arms, body &c. when she had been whipped. This circumstance took place about ten days since, The girl was about fifteen years old, and that she said she would, or had a mind to make away with herself, hang herself or something of the kind to get rid of her trouble and affliction. The testimony of Roxana Lyons, that was that Mrs. Elliott threatened to take the broomstick and kill her, and also confirmed the testimony of her husband.
Sister Osgood testifies, that some three years since she (Sister Osgood) lived at said ’s and that [p. 127]