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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Smith Jr. & come riding up from towards meeting the company who had that morning fought with . <​they​> met them company near the timber of Log-Creek in , I was one of the spy company <​from ​>, and the evening before the fight. had taken me prisoner <​in ​>— but released me the same evening, and told me I could go home. but I thought proper to remain in Camps with them that night— I was at a meeting in the Saturday before the fight with . in which a spy & other companies were organized. I heard , speaking of those who would attempt to leave the at that time, <​say​> it was the duty of any present, to if they saw such movements to stop the man, and if they persisted in going he said something about sending them to the other world to tell their hellish news, or something like this— The evening that I was and one Pinckum were taken prisoners (who was liberated when I was) <​our​> two horses were taken also, I know of no body <​about​> who could have taken the news to . And further this deponent saith not.
A F Green
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John Taylor a witness on behalf of the State, produced, sworn, and examined, deposeth and saith.
In the morning of the battle with , I was on the Prairie, a short time [p. [110]]
Smith Jr. & come riding up from towards meeting the company who had that morning fought with . they met the company near the timber of Log-Creek in , I was one of the spy company from , and the evening before the fight. had taken me prisoner in — but released me the same evening, and told me I could go home. but I thought proper to remain in Camps with them that night— I was at a meeting in the Saturday before the fight with . in which a spy & other companies were organized. I heard , speaking of those who would attempt to leave the at that time, say it was the duty of any present, if they saw such movements to stop the man, and if they persisted in going he said something about sending them to the other world to tell their hellish news, or something like this— The evening that I and one Pinckum were taken prisoners (who was liberated when I was) our two horses were taken also, I know of no body about who could have taken the news to . And further this deponent saith not.
A F Green
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John Taylor a witness on behalf of the State, produced, sworn, and examined, deposeth and saith.
In the morning of the battle with , I was on the Prairie, a short time [p. [110]]
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