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

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Clinton County, they expected, they would give thunder and lightning before the next day night— all that was said to me was sent immediately to . I think that Lieut Cook was also of the company, and was ordered by the Capt to go in and look for guns, I told him I had none, & he said he would take my word for it— And further this deponent saith not—
Thorit Parsons
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Ezra Chipman a witness on behalf of the Defendents, produced sworn and examined deposeth and saith:
I was at s house sick, during the late expedition in was not out of on any expedition, nor did he command any company during the stay of the mormon troops at I am cert nor was he out of the to my recollection during this that time— had he been I think I should most likely have known it— I saw a bed taken from ’s house after the surrender of arms by the mormons at , and claimed by an the old lady, who took it. the same bed I saw at s before the comeing of the mormons to . During the stay of the mormon troops at during in the last expedition to , I am certain that was not out of half an hour an at one a <​one​> time, for I think I saw [p. [120]]
Clinton County, they expected, they would give thunder and lightning before the next day night— all that was said to me was sent immediately to . I think that Lieut Cook was also of the company, and was ordered by the Capt to go in and look for guns, I told him I had none, & he said he would take my word for it— And further this deponent saith not—
Thorit Parsons
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Ezra Chipman a witness on behalf of the Defendents, produced sworn and examined deposeth and saith:
I was at s house sick, during the late expedition in was not out of on any expedition, nor did he command any company during the stay of the mormon troops at — nor was he out of the to my recollection during that time— had he been I think I should most likely have known it— I saw a bed taken from ’s house after the surrender of arms by the mormons at , and claimed by the old lady, who took it. the same bed I saw at s before the comeing of the mormons to . During the stay of the mormon troops at in the last expedition to , I am certain that was not out of half an hour at one time, for I think I saw [p. [120]]
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