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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Lanny <​Delia F​> Pirce a witness for the Defendents, produced, sworn and examined, deposeth and saith:
I have been living in s family since the 5 July last, and was at his house, when the mormon troops arrived at in the last expedition to — that night remained at home all night— There was a bed in s house belonging to him, which was pieced at the end, and which has, since the surrender of the mormons, been claimed and taken off by a woman said to be a widdow Morgan also she claimed and took some spoons, knives & forks which I knew was the property of . I, at no time, have seen property about his house, which did not belong to him— never left during the stay of the Mormon troops there in the last expedition there which was during the whole time troops were in & until went with them to I do not think he was and during the time they were in I do not not think was out of my sight, at any time more than one an hour— It was Wednesday before the snow fell I think, that the mormon troops arrived in — and they staid in about a week— From the time the mormon troops returned from <​​> to — who had been in during the snow storm, and among whom I saw Joseph & , [p. [116]]
Delia F Pirce a witness for the Defendents, produced, sworn and examined, deposeth and saith:
I have been living in s family since the 5 July last, and was at his house, when the mormon troops arrived at in the last expedition to — that night remained at home all night— There was a bed in s house belonging to him, which was pieced at the end, and which has, since the surrender of the mormons, been claimed and taken off by a woman said to be a widdow Morgan also she claimed and took some spoons, knives & forks which I knew was the property of . I, at no time, have seen property about his house, which did not belong to him— never left during the stay of the Mormon troops there in the last expedition which was during the whole time troops were in — and during the time they were in I do not think was out of my sight, at any time more than an hour— It was Wednesday before the snow fell I think, that the mormon troops arrived in — and they staid in about a week— From the time the mormon troops returned from to — who had been in during the snow storm, and among whom I saw Joseph & , [p. [116]]
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