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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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been, I [illegible] absent <​before bed time​> long enough to have gone to the square up in , I certainly should <​most likely​> have known it <​& I don’t believe they were​> they went to bed before I did, and when I went to bed, I passed through their room where they were, and this was about nine O’clock or <​perhaps​> a little after— I heard no ta<​l​>king nor passing through the house that night— I had there been any I should, most likely, have heard it— And further this deponent saith not—
Jonathan W Barlow
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Thoref Thorit Parsons a witness on behalf of the defendants, produced sworn and examined deposeth and saith:
I was living in at the time of the battle with , on the <​head of the​> east fork of log creek, and about <​5 or​> six miles from the battle ground. On the day before the fight, between one & three o’clock in the evening, a company of 23 all <​mostly​> armed <​men​> came to my house, they enquired my name of they told me I must go away, that I must leave that place— I asked them where I should go— they answered that was my own look out— and that I must leave there by three O’clock next day <​night;​>— They were strangers all to me— but I have seen the man since who had the command of them and now know <​think​> that it was , <​as he looks like the man,​> having learnt his name since— they further stated to me, that if they got they got the forces from Clinton [p. [119]]
been, absent before bed time long enough to have gone to the square up in , I should most likely have known it & I don’t believe they were they went to bed before I did, and when I went to bed, I passed through their room where they were, and this was about nine O’clock or perhaps a little after— I heard no talking nor passing through the house that night— had there been any I should, most likely, have heard it— And further this deponent saith not—
Jonathan W Barlow
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Thorit Parsons a witness on behalf of the defendants, produced sworn and examined deposeth and saith:
I was living in at the time of the battle with , on the head of the east fork of log creek, and about 5 or six miles from the battle ground. On the day before the fight, between one & three o’clock in the evening, a company of 23 mostly armed men came to my house, they enquired my name they told me I must go away, that I must leave that place— I asked them where I should go— they answered that was my own look out— and that I must leave there by next day night;— They were strangers all to me— but I have seen the man since who had the command of them and now think that it was , as he looks like the man, having learnt his name since— they further stated to me, that if they got the forces from Clinton [p. [119]]
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