Minutes and Testimonies, 12–29 November 1838, Copy and Letter [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]
Minutes and Testimonies, [, Ray Co., MO], 12–29 Nov. 1838, State of MO v. Gates et al. for Treason (Fifth Judicial Circuit of MO 1838). Copied with letter ca. late 1838–ca. early 1839; unidentified handwriting; fifty-one pages; Mormons Collection, 1813–1970, Missouri History Museum.
Timothy Lewis a witness for the state produced sworn & examined deposeth & saith:
I was at during the last expedition to . I remained in the place during the time the mormon troops were there. I was out on none of their scouting parties, but saw a great deal of property and plunder brought in, which was said to be consecrated property by those who brought it in as well as by others. Those who were active in plundering said they intended to consecrate all the property in & take the to themselves They said there was no law in this , but that a law was about to be established by a higher power, to be given by revelation—
The following of the Defts. were in the expedition to county: , & . resides in , and is a surveyor— I saw him surveying, but did not see him take up arms.
And further this deponent saith not.
X <his mark> Timothy Lewis
-[Clark Hallett, one of the Defts., at this stage of the examination asked the Court to assign him Counsel, he not being able to employ counsel. Whereupon the court assigned Messeurs , & Williams as counsel]-
Patrick Lynch a witness for the State produced sworn & examined, deposeth & saith: [p. ]