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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Washington Vories, Chandler Haldbrook, Elijah Newman I think, James M. Henderson, Jos W Younger, I think— Danl Carn.,— while the last expedition was in progress in — a portion of the troops returned to , to whom <​& to the people assembled​> I understood , had read a letter from Jos Smith Jr, to I afterwards asked <​to​> read it to me, which he did. and it was, as near as I can recollect, as follows: That the enemy was delivered into their hands and that they need not fear, that it this had been given to him by the spirit of prophesy in the name of Jesus Christ.— appeared to rejoice at the information and give into it <​the​> thing— A few days before the militia got to , Jos Smith Jr observed that he didn’t intend to obey the laws any longer, that he had had a great many writs served on him, & that he was of age, and did not intend to have another served on him. And further this deponent saith not.
James C. Owens
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Nathaniel Carr, a witness produced, sworn and examined in behalf of the State, deposeth and saith:
While the last expedition was going on in — a portion of the troops returned to , and was paraded before s door. a letter was produced by him, recd. <​as he said​> from Jos. Smith Jr & and perhaps , & I think .— the letter was read, which stated something like this that all things was <​were​> going on well in , that they had nothing to fear & that the enemy was in their hands.— I understood this information to be by from what was said in the letter, that they knew this by revelation. the letter was read to about [p. [48]]
Washington Vories, Chandler Haldbrook, Elijah Newman I think, James M. Henderson, Jos W Younger, I think— Danl Carn.,— while the last expedition was in progress in — a portion of the troops returned to , to whom & to the people assembled I understood , had read a letter from Jos Smith Jr, I afterwards asked to read it to me, which he did. and it was, as near as I can recollect, as follows: That the enemy was delivered into their hands and that they need not fear, that this had been given to him by the spirit of prophesy in the name of Jesus Christ.— appeared to rejoice at the information and give into it the thing— A few days before the militia got to , Jos Smith Jr observed that he didn’t intend to obey the laws any longer, that he had had a great many writs served on him, & that he was of age, and did not intend to have another served on him. And further this deponent saith not.
James C. Owens
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Nathaniel Carr, a witness produced, sworn and examined in behalf of the State, deposeth and saith:
While the last expedition was going on in — a portion of the troops returned to , and was paraded before s door. a letter was produced by him, recd. as he said from Jos. Smith Jr & and perhaps , & I think .— the letter was read, which stated something like this that all things were going on well in , that they had nothing to fear & that the enemy was in their hands.— I understood from what was said in the letter, that they knew this by revelation. the letter was read to about [p. [48]]
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