Indictment, circa 10 April 1839, Copy [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Arson]
Indictment, [Honey Creek Township], Daviess Co., MO, ca.  Apr. 1839, State of MO v. Gates et al. for Arson (Boone Co., MO, Circuit Court 1839). Copied 20 Apr. 1839; handwriting of ; certified by , 20 Apr. 1839; docket and notations by , [Honey Creek Township, Daviess Co., MO], [ca. 10 Apr. 1839]; notation by , [Columbia, Boone Co., MO], 12 July 1839; six pages; document destroyed. Photocopy at State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia. Includes seal.
In the Circuit Court April Term Eighteen hundred and Thirty nine—
The Grand Jurors for the State of for the Body of the County of aforesaid upon their oath present that, , , , Jose Joseph Smith Jr, , , , , , , , , Washington Voorheis, , , Sydney Tanner [Turner], , , James Worthington, , , , , , , <and> , <> late of said County of on the first day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight about the hour of ten Oclock in the night time of the same day with force and Arms at the County of aforesaid, Feloniously unlawfully and Maliciously did set fire to and Burn a Certain dwelling house of one , there situate with intent then and there to defraud and Injurre the said against the form of the Statute in such case made and Provided and against the Peace and Dignity of the —
And the Jurors aforesaid <upon> do on their oath aforesaid, do further present that, the said , , , Joseph Smith Jr, , , , , , , , Washington Voorheis, [p. ]