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

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to raise, levy and make insurection, Rebellion and War, within this , against our said State of — And further 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 [blank] day of [blank] 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 with force and Arms Maliciously and Traitorously did meet, conspire, consult, and agree together amongst themselves and together with Divers other false Traitors whose names are to the Jurors aforesaid unknown, unlawfully, wickedly and traitorously to subvert and alter and cause to be subverted and altered, the Legislature Rule, and Government, now duly and happily Established in this State of — 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 bring about such Subversion and alteration last aforesaid, the said Defendants as such false Traitors as aforesaid together with Divers other false Traitors whose names are unknown to the said Jurors unknown on the said [blank] day of [blank] in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty [p. 7]
to raise, levy and make insurection, Rebellion and War, within this , against our said State of — And further 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 [blank] day of [blank] 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 with force and Arms Maliciously and Traitorously did meet, conspire, consult, and agree together amongst themselves and together with Divers other false Traitors whose names are to the Jurors aforesaid unknown, unlawfully, wickedly and traitorously to subvert and alter and cause to be subverted and altered, the Legislature Rule, and Government, now duly and happily Established in this State of — 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 bring about such Subversion and alteration last aforesaid, the said Defendants as such false Traitors as 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 [p. 7]
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