Minutes and Testimonies, 12–29 November 1838, Copy and Letter [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]

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that conversation.
When was raising his company to go against , he remarked that it (’s Company) was said to be militia, but it was a cursed mob, and that in the name of the Lord he would go and disperse them.
And further this deponent saith not.
 
Elisha Camron a witness for the State produced sworn & examined, deposeth & saith:
The day before the battle with I was in & was taken prisoner. I saw and informed him that they were raising militia in and that there was no mob out. He appeared to be very angry, and said he would fight any body that might come against him them, that he did not care what came.
My oxen that I drove with me were taken & put to work, as I was told, and I did not recover them until after the mormons surrendered to the militia when conversing with me as above, appeared to be friendly with me as he had been before— And further this deponent saith not.
Elisha Camron
 
Charles Bleckley a witness produced sworn & examined for the state deposeth & saith:
That at the time when one of the houses was burning at Mill Port was burning, I saw Joseph Smith Jr and two others sitting on their horses looking at the burning. I also saw a [p. [23]]
that conversation.
When was raising his company to go against , he remarked that it (’s Company) was said to be militia, but it was a cursed mob, and that in the name of the Lord he would go and disperse them.
And further this deponent saith not.
 
Elisha Camron a witness for the State produced sworn & examined, deposeth & saith:
The day before the battle with I was in & was taken prisoner. I saw and informed him that they were raising militia in and that there was no mob out. He appeared to be very angry, and said he would fight any body that might come against them, that he did not care what came.
My oxen that I drove with me were taken & put to work, as I was told, and I did not recover them until after the mormons surrendered to the militia when conversing with me as above, appeared to be friendly with me as he had been before— And further this deponent saith not.
Elisha Camron
 
Charles Bleckley a witness produced sworn & examined for the state deposeth & saith:
That at the time when one of the houses at Mill Port was burning, I saw Joseph Smith Jr and two others sitting on their horses looking at the burning. I also saw [p. [23]]
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