History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<November 11.  Prisoners names > , , , , ,  Washington Voorhees, Sidney Turner, John Buchanan, Jacob Gates, Chandler Holbrook,  , Jesse D. Hunter, Andrew Whitlock, Martin C. Al[l]red, William Al[l]red,  , , Elijah Newman, Alvin G. Tippetts, Zedekiah Owens, , Thomas Beck, Moses Clawson, John J. Turnur, Daniel Shearer, Daniel S. Thomas,  , Elisha Edwards, John S. Higby, Ebenezer Page, Benjamin Covey,  , , James M. Henderson, ,   David Frampton, George Kimball Joseph W. Younger, Henry Zabriski,  Allen J. Stout, Sheffield Daniels, Silas Ma<y>nard, Anthony Head, Benjamin Jones,  <brought to Trial> Daniel Carn, John T. Earl, and Norman Shearer were brought before  at for trial charged with the several crimes of High Treason against  the , murder, burglary, arson, robbery and larceny—

12 November 1838 • Monday

<12.> Monday 12. The first act of the Court was to send out a body of armed men, without  a civil process to obtain witnesses—

13 November 1838 • Tuesday

<13.> Tuesday 13. We were placed at the bar presiding and  States Attorney, Witnesses were called and sworn at the point of the bayonet.  < a witness> was the first brought before the Court. He had previously told Mr. ,
“that if he () wished to save himself, he must swear hard against the heads of the  Church, as they were the ones the court wanted to criminate; and if he could swear  hard against them they would not, (that is, neither court or mob) disturb him.  I intend to do it, said he, in order to escape, for if I do not they will take my life.”
This introduction is sufficient to shew the character of his testimony. and he  swore just according to the statement he had made, doubtless thinking it a wise  course to ingratiate himself into the good graces of the mob— The following witnesses  were examined in behalf of the , <many of> whom, if we may judge from their testimony,  <Witnesses> swore upon the same principle as , namely, Wyatt Cravens, Nehemiah Odle,  Capt. , Morris Phelps, , Robert Snodgrass, George Walton,  , James C. Owens, Nathaniel Carr, Abner Scovell, ,  , James C. Owens, re-examined, William Splawn, Thomas M. Odle, , Allen Rathbun, Jeremiah Myers, Andrew J. Job, Freeburn H. Gardner, , Elisha Camron, Charles Bleckley, James Cobb, Jesse Kelly, Addison Price,  Samuel Kimball , , , George W.  Worthington, Joseph H. Mc.Gee, John Lockhart, Porter Yale, Benjamin Slade, Ezra  Williams, Addison Green, , Timothy Lewis, and Patrick Lynch.

18 November 1838 • Sunday

<18  Permit to Committee> Sunday 18. While our suit was going forward, gave the following Permit  in
“I permit the following persons as a Committee on the part of the  Mormons, to pass and repass in and through the County of during the winter  (to wit) William Huntington, John Read, Benj. S. Wilber, , Z. Wilson,  E[lijah] B. Gaylord, , , , William Earl, ,  Henry Humphrey, upon all lawful business. Novr. 18. 1838. Brig. Genl. Commanding  by F. G. Cocknu Aid.”
< arrested our  Witnesses & put them  in prison.> We were called upon for our witnesses, and we gave the names of some forty or fifty,   was despatched with a Company of Militia to procure them, arrested all he  could find, thrust them into prison, and we were not allowed to see them— We were again [p. 858]
November 11. Prisoners names , , , , , Washington Voorhees, Sidney Turner, John Buchanan, Jacob Gates, Chandler Holbrook, , Jesse D. Hunter, Andrew Whitlock, Martin C. Allred, William Allred, , , Elijah Newman, Alvin G. Tippetts, Zedekiah Owens, , Thomas Beck, Moses Clawson, John J. Turnur, Daniel Shearer, Daniel S. Thomas, , Elisha Edwards, John S. Higby, Ebenezer Page, Benjamin Covey, , , James M. Henderson, , David Frampton, George Kimball Joseph W. Younger, Henry Zabriski, Allen J. Stout, Sheffield Daniels, Silas Maynard, Anthony Head, Benjamin Jones, brought to Trial Daniel Carn, John T. Earl, and Norman Shearer were brought before at for trial charged with the several crimes of High Treason against the , murder, burglary, arson, robbery and larceny—

12 November 1838 • Monday

12. Monday 12. The first act of the Court was to send out a body of armed men, without a civil process to obtain witnesses—

13 November 1838 • Tuesday

13. Tuesday 13. We were placed at the bar presiding and States Attorney, Witnesses were called and sworn at the point of the bayonet. a witness was the first brought before the Court. He had previously told Mr. ,
“that if he () wished to save himself, he must swear hard against the heads of the Church, as they were the ones the court wanted to criminate; and if he could swear hard against them they would not, (that is, neither court or mob) disturb him. I intend to do it, said he, in order to escape, for if I do not they will take my life.”
This introduction is sufficient to shew the character of his testimony. and he swore just according to the statement he had made, doubtless thinking it a wise course to ingratiate himself into the good graces of the mob— The following witnesses were examined in behalf of the , many of whom, if we may judge from their testimony, Witnesses swore upon the same principle as , namely, Wyatt Cravens, Nehemiah Odle, Capt. , Morris Phelps, , Robert Snodgrass, George Walton, , James C. Owens, Nathaniel Carr, Abner Scovell, , , James C. Owens, re-examined, William Splawn, Thomas M. Odle, , Allen Rathbun, Jeremiah Myers, Andrew J. Job, Freeburn H. Gardner, , Elisha Camron, Charles Bleckley, James Cobb, Jesse Kelly, Addison Price, Samuel Kimball , , , George W. Worthington, Joseph H. Mc.Gee, John Lockhart, Porter Yale, Benjamin Slade, Ezra Williams, Addison Green, , Timothy Lewis, and Patrick Lynch.

18 November 1838 • Sunday

18 Permit to Committee Sunday 18. While our suit was going forward, gave the following Permit in
“I permit the following persons as a Committee on the part of the Mormons, to pass and repass in and through the County of during the winter (to wit) William Huntington, John Read, Benj. S. Wilber, , Z. Wilson, Elijah B. Gaylord, , , , William Earl, , Henry Humphrey, upon all lawful business. Novr. 18. 1838. Brig. Genl. Commanding by F. G. Cocknu Aid.”
arrested our Witnesses & put them in prison. We were called upon for our witnesses, and we gave the names of some forty or fifty, was despatched with a Company of Militia to procure them, arrested all he could find, thrust them into prison, and we were not allowed to see them— We were again [p. 858]
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