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

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  • Historical Introduction
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and he would as soon 50,000 <​should come​> as 500 should come— And further this saith not.
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George W. Worthington, a witness for the State, produced, sworn & examined, deposeth & saith:— It was on thursday the 18th of October
-[At this state stage of the examination Clark Hallett and , were arraigned and put upon their trial, and having time allowed them to procure counsel. they informed the court that they did not wish counsel & 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 that about <​the​> 18th day of Octr last, that was taken by the Mormons— that I reside in about a quarter of a mile of town.— about 100 mormons commanded by , as I have since learned, rushed into town 7 or 8 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 . they attempted to take my horse <​mare​> also. but ultimately agreed to let <​me​> have it <​her​>— but they took my good gun. [p. [100]]
and he would as soon 50,000 should come as 500 — And further this saith not.
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-[At this stage of the examination Clark Hallett and , were arraigned and put upon their trial, and having time allowed them to procure counsel. they informed the court that they did not wish counsel & 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 Octr 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 town 7 or 8 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 . they attempted to take my mare also. but ultimately agreed to let me have her— but they took my gun. [p. [100]]
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