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

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Cobb then remarked that all and were turning out to come against them. or Smith said observed he did not believe that was true; said their cause was just, he considered they were acting on the defenceive and he would as soon 50,000 should come as 500. And further this saith not.
-[At this stage of the examination Clark Hallett and were were arraigned, & having time allowed them to procure counsel They informed the Court they did not wish counsel and knew of no witnesses that they desired and that they were ready to progress in any trial that might affect them. whereupon the trial progressed— ]-
 
George W. Worthington a witness on behalf of the State produced sworn & examined deposeth <​& saith​>
It was on thursday, about the 18th day of October last that was taken by the Mormons. I reside in about a quarter of a mile of town. About 100 Mormons commanded by as I have since learned, rushed into . Seven or eight of the Citizens were there, who immediately fled. A portion of the Mormons, about 50 surrounded my house. They took a horse, saddle, & bridle out of my yard belonging to -[of ]- They attempted to take my mare also, but ultimately agreed to let me have her [p. [31]]
Cobb then remarked that all and were turning out to come against them. or Smith observed he did not believe that was true; said their cause was just, he considered they were acting on the defenceive and he would as soon 50,000 should come as 500. And further this saith not.
-[At this stage of the examination Clark Hallett and were arraigned, & having time allowed them to procure counsel They informed the Court they did not wish counsel and knew of no witnesses that they desired and that they were ready to progress in any trial that might affect them. whereupon the trial progressed— ]-
 
George W. Worthington a witness on behalf of the State produced sworn & examined deposeth & saith
It was on thursday, about the 18th day of October last that was taken by the Mormons. I reside in about a quarter of a mile of town. About 100 Mormons commanded by as I have since learned, rushed into . Seven or eight of the Citizens were there, who immediately fled. A portion of the Mormons, about 50 surrounded my house. They took a horse, saddle, & bridle out of my yard belonging to -[of ]- They attempted to take my mare also, but ultimately agreed to let me have her [p. [31]]
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