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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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bed, <​as I believed it to be,​> at one Sloans (as I understood his name to be)— When my step-mother fled as above stated, she went to the lower end of to where <​left her home​>I near , where the above articles were left. she went into the lower part of — to which place I went when turned loose as a prisoner— my father’s name is Robert Job— And further this deponent saith not.
X <​his mark​> Andw. J Job
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<​Freeburn H Gardener​> a witness, on behalf of the State, produced, sworn & examined, deposeth and saith:—
I was pressed to go in the expedition against ,& went part of the way, as far as to Brag’s place— about 7 miles to <​from​> camp— while there, I heard , a who was <​called​> lecturing the troops— heard him direct his men how to shoot— to bring their guns up on a raise riseto their object, & hold their breath & fire, and generally they would make a deadly shoot— and that those they were a going to fighght should not be able to hurt them, that their pieces should be elevated to<​o​> high or be <​held​> too low— when called on that night to go, I was informed by the man who came for me, that the object was to disperse a mob <​down on ​>— I proceeded no further than to Brags place. I left the camp and returned home The [p. [72]]
bed, as I believed it to be, at one Sloans (as I understood his name to be)— When my step-mother left her home near , where the above articles were left. she went into the lower part of — to which place I went when turned loose as a prisoner— my father’s name is Robert Job— And further this deponent saith not.
X his mark Andw. J Job
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Freeburn H Gardener a witness, on behalf of the State, produced, sworn & examined, deposeth and saith:—
I was pressed to go in the expedition against ,& went part of the way, as far as to Brag’s place— about 7 miles from camp— while there, I heard , who was called lecturing the troops— heard him direct his men how to shoot— to bring their guns up on a riseto their object, & hold their breath & fire, and generally they would make a deadly shoot— and that those they were a going to fighght should not be able to hurt them, that their pieces should be elevated too high or held too low— when called on that night to go, I was informed by the man who came for me, that the object was to disperse a mob down on — I proceeded no further than to Brags place. I left and returned home The [p. [72]]
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