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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Malinda Porter a wi
The Court then proceeded to <​the​> examination of witnesses for the defendents— to wit. Malinda Porter a witness on behalf of the Defts produced, sworn and examined. deposeth and saith:—
I have been living in the family of for the last two years. as an i[n]mate of the family— On monday night of <​the arrival of​> the Mormon troops at , of in the last expedition to — I was at s house— I do not think he was not absent from the house that night— his wife was sick and a guard was placed around his house that night— has two feather beds & one of them was taken away by an old lady who she <​I​> was told, was a Mrs Morgan, who claimed it as hers;— Of the bed taken away was pieced, the tick was striped, and pieced at one end, the stripes of the piece were cross wise— this bed has been in the family ever since I have lived with in it— there were also some knives & forks taken from the house at the same time & by the same person which were the property of — and three <​glass​> tumblers were also taken from his house— which <​was​> his property— During all the time time that the mormon troops were in , remained in , and was not out in any scouting party— And further this I am a member of the Mormon Church and further this deponent saith not
Malinda Porter [p. [115]]
The Court then proceeded to the examination of witnesses for the defendents— to wit. Malinda Porter a witness on behalf of the Defts produced, sworn and examined. deposeth and saith:—
I have been living in the family of for the last two years. as an inmate of the family— On monday night of the arrival of the Mormon troops at , in the last expedition to — I was at s house— he was not absent from the house that night— his wife was sick and a guard was placed around his house that night— has two feather beds & one of them was taken away by an old lady who I was told, was a Mrs Morgan, who claimed it as hers;— Of the bed taken away the tick was striped, and pieced at one end, the stripes of the piece were cross wise— this bed has been in the family ever since I have lived in it— there were also some knives & forks taken from the house at the same time & by the same person which were the property of — and three glass tumblers were also taken from his house— which was his property— During all the time that the mormon troops were in , remained in , and was not out in any scouting party— and further this deponent saith not
Malinda Porter [p. [115]]
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