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

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maliciously and Traitorously did cause and procure, to be made and Provided and did then and there maliciously and Traitorously consent and agree to the making and providing of dive[r]s arms and offensive weapons to-wit— Guns, Muskets, Pikes and Axes for the Purpose of arming Divers Citizens of our said , in order and to the intent, that same Citizens should and might, unlawfully forcibly and Traitorously oppose and withstand the officers of our said , in the due and lawful exorcize of their Power and Authority, in the due of the Laws and Statutes of this , and Should and might unlawfully, forcibly and Traitorously subvert and alter and aid and assist in subverting and altering, without and in defience of authority and against the will of the People of this , the Legislature, Rule and Government now duly and happily Established in this — And to fulfil, Perfect, and bring to effect their most Evil Evil and wicked Treason and Treasonable compassings and immaginations aforesaid the said Defendants as such false Traitors as aforesaid, on the said first day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight and on Divers other days and times as well before as after at the County of aforesaid maliciously did meet conspire and consult and agree among themselves and with Divers other false Traitors whose names are to the said Jurors unknown [p. 6]
maliciously and Traitorously did cause and procure, to be made and Provided and did then and there maliciously and Traitorously consent and agree to the making and providing of divers arms and offensive weapons to-wit— Guns, Muskets, Pikes and Axes for the Purpose of arming Divers Citizens of our said , in order and to the intent, that same Citizens should and might, unlawfully forcibly and Traitorously oppose and withstand the officers of our said , in the due and lawful exorcize of their Power and Authority, in the due of the Laws and Statutes of this , and Should and might unlawfully, forcibly and Traitorously subvert and alter and aid and assist in subverting and altering, without and in defience of authority and against the will of the People of this , the Legislature, Rule and Government now duly and happily Established in this — And to fulfil, Perfect, and bring to effect their most Evil and wicked Treason and Treasonable compassings and immaginations aforesaid the said Defendants as such false Traitors as aforesaid, on the said first day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty Eight and on Divers other days and times as well before as after at the County of aforesaid maliciously did meet conspire consult and agree among themselves and with Divers other false Traitors whose names are to the said Jurors unknown [p. 6]
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