Affidavit, 8 August 1838 [State of Missouri v. JS et al. for Riot]

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Mo. Aug. 8, 1838.
Know all men by this, that I, , of the aforesaid, and acting justice thereof do hereby certify that I have this day been attacked, and my house surrounded by a body of one hundred armed men called Mormons, my life threatened, and I was forced to subscribe to an article which I refused to do, until instant death was threatened me.— I further certify, that the said body of men threatened the lives of several individuals of this .— The above named body of men surrounded my house, with guns, swords and Pistols, and amounted to about one hundred and twenty. Believing this a violation of our laws, the commander of the militia, of this , is hereby required to call out the militia, to disperse said body, and maintain the supremacy of the law. The above body of armed men are commanded by Joseph Smith, Jr., and .
, J. P.
N. B. I further certify that the whole number of Mormons embodied is about 500 men. The militia of this not amounting to a fraction of that number, the militia of the adjoing counties is therefore earnestly called upon to protect us in our homes our liberty and our lives.
, J. P. [p. [2]]
Mo. Aug. 8, 1838.
Know all men by this, that I, , of the aforesaid, and acting justice thereof do hereby certify that I have this day been attacked, and my house surrounded by a body of one hundred armed men called Mormons, my life threatened, and I was forced to subscribe to an article which I refused to do, until instant death was threatened me.— I further certify, that the said body of men threatened the lives of several individuals of this .— The above named body of men surrounded my house, with guns, swords and Pistols, and amounted to about one hundred and twenty. Believing this a violation of our laws, the commander of the militia, of this , is hereby required to call out the militia, to disperse said body, and maintain the supremacy of the law. The above body of armed men are commanded by Joseph Smith, Jr., and .
, J. P.
N. B. I further certify that the whole number of Mormons embodied is about 500 men. The militia of this not amounting to a fraction of that number, the militia of the adjoing counties is therefore earnestly called upon to protect us in our homes our liberty and our lives.
, J. P. [p. [2]]
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