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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Jos. Smith Jr was commander, and if had not signed the paper presented he did. It was the common understanding & belief that he would have shared the fate of the dissenters. & were at when we went to s, & advised the movement. Of the prisoners, I do not recollect that , Washington Vories, Sidney Tanner, John Buckhannon, Jacob Gates, Chandler Halbrooks , Jessee [Jesse] D. Hunter, Andrew Whitlock, Martin C al[l]red, Wm Al[l]red , Elija Newman Zed. Owens, , , Moses Clauson, John J. Tanner, Danl Shearer, Danl S. Thomas, Elisha Edwards, John S Higbey [Higbee], Ebenr Page, Benj Covey, Jas. M. Henderson, , David Frampton, Geo. Kimble, Jos W Younger, Henry Zabriskey, Allen J Stout, Sheffield Daniels. Silas Manard, Anthony Head, Benj Jones, Danl. Carn, John T Earl, Norman Shearer was <​were​> with us on the expedition to .— As regards the affair at , I know little personally but I heard. Mr say they had went <​gone​> down to , where it was said a mob had collected to wage war upon the Mormons residing in Carrol Cty, & that Jos Smith Jr with his friends went down to to give aid & help to his brethren the company was armed as I presumed was one in Company & also. went to see what was going on— I heard the above named persons say they were in s camp at several days except . I know not that <​he was at ​>— When the Mormons returned <​from​> : It was rumored that a mob was collecting in .— Jos Smith [p. [4]]
Jos. Smith Jr was commander, and if had not signed the paper he did. It was the common understanding & belief that he would have shared the fate of the dissenters. & were at when we went to s, & advised the movement. Of the prisoners, I do not recollect that , Washington Vories, Sidney Tanner, John Buckhannon, Jacob Gates, Chandler Halbrooks , Jessee [Jesse] D. Hunter, Andrew Whitlock, Martin C allred, Wm Allred , Elija Newman Zed. Owens, , , Moses Clauson, John J. Tanner, Danl Shearer, Danl S. Thomas, Elisha Edwards, John S Higbey Higbee, Ebenr Page, Benj Covey, Jas. M. Henderson, , David Frampton, Geo. Kimble, Jos W Younger, Henry Zabriskey, Allen J Stout, Sheffield Daniels. Silas Manard, Anthony Head, Benj Jones, Danl. Carn, John T Earl, Norman Shearer were with us on the expedition to .— As regards the affair at , I know little personally but I heard. Mr say they had gone down to , where it was said a mob had collected to wage war upon the Mormons residing in Carrol Cty, & that Jos Smith Jr with his friends went down to to give aid & help to his brethren the company was armed as I presume— was one in Company & also. went to see what was going on— I heard the above named persons say they were in s camp at several days except . I know not that he was at — When the Mormons returned from : It was rumored that a mob was collecting in .— Jos Smith [p. [4]]
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