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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to heal them. A was also there mortally wounded. I heard the following of the prissoners <​say they were he was​> in the fight, <​to wit:​> Norman Shearer.
I never saw <​heard​> make any inflammatory remarks, but I have looked on him as one composing the first presidency, acting in concert with Joseph Smith Jr approving by his presence acts & conversations the <​unlawful​> schemes of the presidency—— I never saw and two of the Defendents, take any active part in the above measures. testafied to by me. and I have heard Joseph Smith Jr say he consedered a coward & backward & ought to be forced out—
The presidency was made an
I was continually in the society or company of the presidency, continually receiving instruction from them as to the teachings of the danite band— & I continually informed them of my teachings— and they were well apprised of my course & teachings in the Danite-society—
And further this deponent saith not—
Sampson Avard
The following of the defendants were in the last expedition to — Joseph Smith Jr , , , , , , , Moses Clawson, , John S Higbey, Ebenezer Page, James. M. Henderson, , , Henry Zabriskey, doubtful,— , Maurice [Morris] Phelps [p. [22]]
to heal them. A was also there mortally wounded. I heard the following of the prissoners say he was in the fight, to wit: Norman Shearer.
I never heard make any inflammatory remarks, but I have looked on him as one composing the first presidency, acting in concert with Joseph Smith Jr approving by his presence acts & conversations the unlawful schemes of the presidency—— I never saw and two of the Defendents, take any active part in the above measures. testafied to by me. and I have heard Joseph Smith Jr say he consedered a coward & backward & ought to be forced out—
I was continually in the society or company of the presidency, receiving instruction from them as to the teachings of the danite band— & I continually informed them of my teachings— and they were well apprised of my course & teachings in the Danite-society—
The following of the defendants were in the last expedition to — Joseph Smith Jr , , , , , , , Moses Clawson, , John S Higbey, Ebenezer Page, James. M. Henderson, , , Henry Zabriskey, doubtful,— , Maurice [Morris] Phelps [p. [22]]
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