Copy of Evidence and Letter, circa Late 1838–circa Early 1839 [State of Missouri v. JS et al. for Treason and Other Crimes]

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(Remainder of s testimony)
I never heard make any inflammatory remarks, but I have looked upon him as one composing the first presidency, acting in concert with Joseph Smith Jr. approving by his presence, acts & conversations, the unlawful schemes of the presidency
I never saw and two of the Defnts. take any active part in the above measures testified to by me. And I have heard Joseph Smith Jr say he considered a coward & backward and ought to be forced out.
I was continually in the society <​or company​> of the presidency, receiving instructions from them, as to the teachings of the Danite band, and I continually informed them of my teachings, and they were well apprised of my course & teachings in the danite society.
The following of the Defens. were in the last expedition to Jos Smith Jr , Washington Vories [George Voorhease], Jacob Gates, , , Moses Clawson, , John S. Higbey [Higbee] Ebenezer Page, James M. Henderson, , Jos.eph W. Younger, Henry Zabriskey, doubtful— James H Rawlins. Maurice [Morris] Phelps, doubtful—
And further this saith not.
Sampson [p. [2]]
(Remainder of s testimony)
I never heard make any inflammatory remarks, but I have looked upon him as one composing the first presidency, acting in concert with Joseph Smith Jr. approving by his presence, acts & conversations, the unlawful schemes of the presidency
I never saw and two of the Defnts. take any active part in the above measures testified to by me. And I have heard Joseph Smith Jr say he considered a coward & backward and ought to be forced out.
I was continually in the society or company of the presidency, receiving instructions from them, as to the teachings of the Danite band, and I continually informed them of my teachings, and they were well apprised of my course & teachings in the danite society.
The following of the Defens. were in the last expedition to Jos Smith Jr , Washington Vories [George Voorhease], Jacob Gates, , , Moses Clawson, , John S. Higbey [Higbee] Ebenezer Page, James M. Henderson, , Jos.eph W. Younger, Henry Zabriskey, doubtful— James H Rawlins. Maurice [Morris] Phelps, doubtful—
And further this saith not.
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