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

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and this verrily believes from his own knowledge and from <​from​> theinformation of others that Joseph Smith Jr. & are the leaders of this body of men <​and the names of the others thus combined are not certainly known to this ​> and this further states, the fact to be, that it is his opinion and he verrily believes that it is the object of this body of armed men to take revenge for some injuries or imaginary injuries done to some of their friends and to intimidate and drive from the all the old citizens and possess themselves of their lands, or to force such as do not leave to come into their measures and submit to their dictation.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned judge as aforesaid on this 10th. day of August 1838.
William Bowman, Wilson Mc.Kinney and John Netherton also make oath and state that from their own knowledge in part and from the information of others they verrily believe the facts and statements in the foregoing affidavit to be true
William Bowman
Wilson McKinny
John Netherton
Sworn and subscribed to before me the undersigned judge on the 10. day of August 1838)
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and this verrily believes from theinformation of others that Joseph Smith Jr. & are the leaders of this body of men and the names of the others thus combined are not certainly known to this and this further states, the fact to be, that it is his opinion and he verrily believes that it is the object of this body of armed men to take revenge for some injuries or imaginary injuries done to some of their friends and to intimidate and drive from the all the old citizens and possess themselves of their lands, or to force such as do not leave to come into their measures and submit to their dictation.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned judge as aforesaid on this 10th. day of August 1838.
William Bowman, Wilson Mc.Kinney and John Netherton also make oath and state that from their own knowledge in part and from the information of others they verrily believe the facts and statements in the foregoing affidavit to be true
William Bowman
Wilson McKinny
John Netherton
Sworn and subscribed to before me the undersigned judge on the 10. day of August 1838)
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