Q. For what particular purpose did you go?

A. I went in person to receive an answer from Mr. Pomeroy to a letter, which I had written to him.

Q. What passed between Mr, Pomeroy and yourself, when you saw him?

A. I began with begging his pardon for the liberty I had taken in writing to him the day before; he asked me to come in. I went into his back parlour, and had a great deal of conversation concerning Joanna, the principal features of which related to Joanna's Mission. He asked me, if I was a believer? I answered, how could I be otherwise, since I find what she says comes true. Mr. Pomeroy told me, Joanna had a great deal of shrewd sense. My answer was, she knows no more of herself than this table.— His answers were so ambiguous that I did not understand his meaning; so I came away dissatisfied.

Q. Do you recollect being present at Mr. Symons's, when the papers of Joanna were opened?

A. Very well.

Q. Did you, with others, write your name on the leaves?'

A. Yes, Sir, I did.

Q. Were those signatures by Joanna's request?

A. It was by her desire.

Q. Did you copy any of those papers?

A. I copied some, as well as some letters to the Ministers, which are published.

GL. Do you recollect having possession of a letter, in the year 1801, which was afterwards taken out of your hands by Joanna to give to Mr. Pomeroy?

A. I had a letter in my possession, in 1801, which I afterwards gave up to Mrs. Southcott, to put into the hands of Mr. Pomeroy; but before I gave it up, I signed my name and dated it, the day I parted with it, that I might know it was the same letter which had been in my hands.

Q. Did you ever put any other letters in Mr* Pomeroy's hands? Q 2

A. I had another letter for him, and saw him in the street at Bodmin; I told him I should be glad to speak to him. We went into a narrow court; I told him I hoped he would excuse the liberty I was taking with him, but had got a letter for him. He answered, what ? is it from that mad woman at Exeter? He spoke so loud that one or two people stopped to hear. He said she was as mad as a March hare. I then replied, that cannot be; there are so manypersons of respectability who support her. He then replied,, they are all mad. I did not like to say any thing more to him for fear of a mob. I made an apology on his finding fault; to which he replied, I know you. do not mean to offend me; if I thought that I would not speak to you. I afterwards made up that letter in a parcel, and sent it to him ; about six weeks afterwards he sent for me, and returned the letter to me, which appeared to me to have been opened; and he desired me not to trouble him with such things again.

Q. Do you recollect copying, from Joanna's reading from her own writings, any books, which were afterwards printed and published?

A. Yes, certainly.

J. Jones.

These depositions were taken by me, and signed in my presence,

John Scott.

Examination of Mr. William Sharp, as

to the Books of Joanna Southcott.

Q. Did you, Sir, write any books for Joanna Soutlicott? A. Yes.

Q. In what manner, Sir, did you write those books?

A. She read them to me from her own manuscripts, and I wrote from her reading.

Q. How many of those books did you write, which were afterwards published?

A. The first which I wrote was the conclusion of the book entitled, "Dispute with the Powers of Darkness," published in the year 1802; then the book entitled, " The Answer of the Lord to the Dispute with the Powers of Darkness," published in 1802; part of the "Second Book of Letters," published in 1802; part of the book entitled, "A Warning to the World," published in 1804 ; were all taken by me from Joanna's reading to me from her manuscripts. The book entitled, " Letters on Various Subjects, written by Joanna to Miss Townley," published in June, 1804; the book entitled^ "Letters and Communications," beginning with the parable of the Little Flock of Sheep, published ia June, 1804; also the book of "Mr. Joseph Southcott, being a Vindication of his Sister," published in August, 1804; were all received by post from Miss Townley, and published by me *,

William Sharp.

These de-positions were taken by me, and signed in my presence,

John Scott,

'Examination of the Rev. T. P. Foley, as to the Books of Joanna Southcott.

Q. Did you, Sir, write any books for Joanna Southcott? A. I did.

* Two parts of the book entitled, "The True Explanations of the Bible" were also published by the same witness since the above, and the third part is now in the press.

Q. In what manner, Sir, did you write those books?
A. I wrote from her reading them to me from her

own writings.

Q. How many of those books did you write, which were afterwards published?

A. I wrote part of the "First" and part ef the "Second Book of Letters," which I copied from the original ones sent to me, published in the year 1801 and 1802; the book entitled, "The Eighth Book," published in 1802; the book entitled, " An Answer to Mr. Brothers's last Book," published in -the year 1802; the book entitled, "Disputes with the Powers of Darkness," published in 1802; the book entitled, "The Sealed Prophecies," published in 1803; two books of Visions, published in 1803; and the book entitled, " A Word' to the Wise," published in August, 1803; the book entitled, "Sound an Alarm," published in 1804; were all respectively copied by me, from the words which, she read to ine from her own manuscripts *.

Thos. P. Foley.

These depositions were taken by me, and signed in my 1. dtnee,

John Scott.

Here the examination of evidence closed for this day; and then the directions were resorted to, and a general discussion took place, upon the proceedings of the day, wherein more particularly the con^ duct of the clergy was again resumed.

* There was anollier book published by Mr. Foley, in October, 1804, from letters transmitted by Miss Townley to him, and which To omitted in thi; examination, entitled, "Letters and Communications of Joanna Southcott, the Prophetess of Exeter," and called in Viiss -Towulcy's evidence, "What Manner of Communications are these."



The assembly having met about the hour of ten this morning, near the house, received a message, that Joanna was in great agitation, waiting for an interview. The three clergymen and four other gentlemen, who had been at Exeter first to examine into the truth of her mission, followed by the rest of the forty-eight, as their names were called over, repaired immediately to the room where Joanna and her female friends were seated. After some time passed in mutual congratulations, Joanna got up and spoke until twelve o'clock precisely, at which time the box of sealed writings was put upon the table, and the different parcels of sealed papers taken out of it.

It is necessary here to introduce a general account of the beginning of these writings, as delivered to the assembly: From the time of Joanna's visitation 'by the Spirit, in 1792, different papers were sealed up, year after year, and deposited with her friends; and the whole of these were put into a box together, at the end of i("94, after having been first sealed up by her friends. The communications given in the subsequent years were added to the former, at the end of each year, and put into the box, and thus remained in the possession ot her friends, until the year 1800. The writings were first cut open, by the desire of .the Rev. Mr. Pomeroy, at the end of the year 1800, in the house of Mr.Symons, at Exeter, and in rhe presence of twelve witnesses, five of whom were present this day, some of whose names were signed on

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