Complaint, 10 August 1838 [State of Missouri v. JS et al. for Riot]

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State of Missouri) Ss. [scilicet]
County of )
pers[o]nally appeared before me the undersigned judge of the fou fifth Judicial Circuit and makes oath that he has good reason to believe and that he verrily does believe that there is now collected and embodied in the County of a large body of armed men, whose movements and, conduct are of a highly insurrectionary and unlawful character, that they consist of about five hundred men and that they <​or a part of them to the number of one hundred & twenty​> have committed violence on by surrounding his house in a violent and takeing him in a violent manner and subjecting him to great indignities by forceing him under threats of immediate death to sign a paper writing of a verry disgraceful character: and by threatening to do the same to all the old settlers & Citizens of , and that they have as a collected and armed body threatened to put to instant death this on sight, and that he verrily believes they will accomplish that act, without they are prevented, and also that they have threatened the same to William Bowman and others, and this states that he verrily believes all the above facts to be true, and that the body of men now, assembled do intend to commit great violence to many of the citizens of , and that they have already done so to [p. [1]]
State of Missouri) Ss. [scilicet]
County of )
personally appeared before me the undersigned judge of the fifth Judicial Circuit and makes oath that he has good reason to believe and that he verrily does believe that there is now collected and embodied in the County of a large body of armed men, whose movements and, conduct are of a highly insurrectionary and unlawful character, that they consist of about five hundred men and that they or a part of them to the number of one hundred & twenty have committed violence on by surrounding his house and takeing him in a violent manner and subjecting him to great indignities by forceing him under threats of immediate death to sign a paper writing of a verry disgraceful character: and by threatening to do the same to all the old settlers & Citizens of , and that they have as a collected and armed body threatened to put to instant death this on sight, and that he verrily believes they will accomplish that act, without they are prevented, and also that they have threatened the same to William Bowman and others, and this states that he verrily believes all the above facts to be true, and that the body of men now, assembled do intend to commit great violence to many of the citizens of , and that they have already done so to [p. [1]]
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