Indictment, circa 10 April 1839, Copy [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]

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and by what means the Citizens of our said should and mig[h]t be in[d]uced and moved to convene and m[e]et in s[a]id convention and meeting.
And further to fulfil, Perfect and bring to Effect their most Evil and wicked Treason and Treasonable compassings and immaginations aforesaid, and in order the more readily and Effectually to assemble such convention and meeting as aforesaid for the Traitorous purposes aforesaid and thereby to accomplish, the said Purposes, the said Defendants as such false Traitors as aforesaid, together with Divirs other false Traitors whose names are to the said Jurors unknown on the said day of [blank] in year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight and on Divers other days and times as well before as after with force and Arms at the County of aforesaid Maliciously and Traitorously did consent and Cooperate among themselves and together with Divers other false Traitors wh[o]se names are to the said [J]urors unknown for [illegible] [answering?] the calling and assembling said convention and Meeting as aforesaid for th[e] Traitorous Purposes aforesaid. And further to fulfil Perfect and bring to Effect their most and wicked Treason and Treasonab[le] practices Compassings <​and​> immaginations aforesaid together with Divers other false Trait[o]rs whose names are to the said Jurors unknown, on the said [blank] day of [blank] in the year of our L[or]d Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight, with force and A[rms] at the County of aforesaid [p. 5]
and by what means the Citizens of our said should and might be induced and moved to convene and meet in said convention and meeting.
And further to fulfil, Perfect and bring to Effect their most Evil and wicked Treason and Treasonable compassings and immaginations aforesaid, and in order the more readily and Effectually to assemble such convention and meeting as aforesaid for the Traitorous purposes aforesaid and thereby to accomplish, the said Purposes, the said Defendants as such false Traitors as aforesaid, together with Divirs other false Traitors whose names are to the said Jurors unknown on the said day of [blank] in year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight and on Divers other days and times as well before as after with force and Arms at the County of aforesaid Maliciously and Traitorously did consent and Cooperate among themselves and together with Divers other false Traitors whose names are to the said [J]urors unknown for [answering] the calling and assembling said convention and Meeting as aforesaid for the Traitorous Purposes aforesaid. And further to fulfil Perfect and bring to Effect their most and wicked Treason and Treasonable practices Compassings and immaginations aforesaid together with Divers other false Traitors whose names are to the said Jurors unknown, on the said [blank] day of [blank] in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight, with force and Arms at the County of aforesaid [p. 5]
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