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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Henry Wood a witness on the part of the state, produced sworn and examined— deposeth and saith:
-[At this stage of the trial examination, <​the following named defendants,​> , & Sylvester Hewlett were brought to the bar of the court and put <​upon​> their trial for the offences alledged against the other defendants, and time being allowed them forto procure counsel, they informed the court that they were ready to appear by themselves & their counsel John R Williams Esqr the examination then progressed]-
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Andrew. J. Job, a witness for the state, produced sworn & examined, deposeth and saith:
While the mormon troops were in in the last expedition, I was taken prisoner—by them a as he was called who I have since learned was a , while they were getting me into , about midnight I passed on between Mill Port &c that place & counted ten houses on fire. James H. Rawlins, Ebenr. Page, James M Henderson, , & Sidney Tanner, were of the company that took me prisoner. When the houses were burning, I heard Ebenezer Page say that the mob were burning their own houses, & would lay it on the mormons. I observed it was very curious they should burn their own houses. He replied it was, but they were doing so— I arrived at that night about mid a prisoner, and was detained there until next morning about day break, when I was [p. [70]]
-[At this stage of the examination, the following named defendants, , & Sylvester Hewlett were brought to the bar of the court and put upon their trial for the offences alledged against the other defendants, and time being allowed them to procure counsel, they informed the court that they were ready to appear by themselves & their counsel John R Williams Esqr the examination then progressed]-
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Andrew. J. Job, a witness for the state, produced sworn & examined, deposeth and saith:
While the mormon troops were in in the last expedition, I was taken prisoner—by as he was called who I have since learned was a , while they were getting me into , about midnight I passed on between Mill Port &c that place & counted ten houses on fire. James H. Rawlins, Ebenr. Page, James M Henderson, , & Sidney Tanner, were of the company that took me prisoner. When the houses were burning, I heard Ebenezer Page say that the mob were burning their own houses, & would lay it on the mormons. I observed it was very curious they should burn their own houses. He replied it was, but they were doing so— I arrived at that night a prisoner, and was detained there until next morning about day break, when I [p. [70]]
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