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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The following witness was then produced as rebutting testimony on behalf of the State to wit.
Nehemiah Odle Jr a witness for the stateproduced, & having been sworn in chief now deposeth & further saith: Asa Cook, a witness for the State, produced, sworn & examined deposeth and saith:
That on the day before the battle with , I was in the edge of , but heard no man, nor did I myself, nor any man in my hearing order Thorit Parsons or any other man, away from his home— I met with a man in the road in going towards who said he was a Mormon I told him to tell his leaders when he arrived at , that we were no mob, but militia acting under ’s order— If After seeing this man left us, myself & two others who constituted my company turned across the prairie to the head timber on the head waters of log creek, at and at a house in the edge of the timber, I met with a number of ’s company to which I also belonged, and I heard Mr Lockhart one of the company enquire <​I think​> where Parsons lived and I understood the answer to be <​from the man of the house​> that he lived lower down the creek I never heard say any thing to this man <​like ordering him off​>— was over in [p. [122]]
The following witness was then produced as rebutting testimony on behalf of the State to wit.
Asa Cook, a witness for the State, produced, sworn & examined deposeth and saith:
That on the day before the battle with , I was in the edge of , but heard no man, nor did I myself, order Thorit Parsons or any other man, away from his home— I met with a man in the road in going towards who said he was a Mormon I told him to tell his leaders when he arrived at , that we were no mob, but militia acting under ’s order— After this man left us, myself & two others who constituted my company turned across the prairie to the timber on the head waters of log creek, and at a house in the edge of the timber, I met with a number of ’s company to which I also belonged, and I heard Mr Lockhart one of the company enquire I think where Parsons lived and I understood the answer to be from the man of the house that he lived lower down the creek I never heard say any thing to this man like ordering him off— [p. [122]]
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