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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Elisha Camron, a witness in behalf of the state, produced, sworn, and examined, deposeth and saith:
The day before the battle with , I was in . and was taken prisoner. I saw , and informed him that they were raising militia in & that there was no mob out. he appeared to be very angry, and said he would fight any force <​body​> that might come against them, that he did not care what come— My oxen that I drove with me were taken and put to work <​as I was told​> & I did not recover them until after the mormons surrendered to the militia— when conversing with me as above, appeared to be friendly with me as he had been before— And further this deponent saith not—
Elisha Camron
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Charles Blakeley a witness, <​produced sworn & examined​> in behalf of the state deposeth and saith:
That at the time when some <​one​> of the houses at Mill-port were was burning I saw Joseph Smith Jr, , and & two others setting on their horses, looking at the burning— I also saw and a young Mr Morin both of whom lived in about half a mile of the place, there also. Some of the company on horse-back said the citizens had commenced it with them & they intended to take satisfaction— Mr Cob [p. [78]]
Elisha Camron, a witness in behalf of the state, produced, sworn, and examined, deposeth and saith:
The day before the battle with , I was in . and was taken prisoner. I saw , and informed him that they were raising militia in & that there was no mob out. he appeared to be very angry, and said he would fight any body that might come against them, that he did not care what come— My oxen that I drove with me were taken and put to work as I was told & I did not recover them until after the mormons surrendered to the militia— when conversing with me as above, appeared to be friendly with me as he had been before— And further this deponent saith not—
Elisha Camron
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Charles Blakeley a witness, produced sworn & examined in behalf of the state deposeth and saith:
That at the time when one of the houses at Mill-port was burning I saw Joseph Smith Jr, , & two others setting on their horses, looking at the burning— I also saw and a young Mr Morin both of whom lived in about half a mile of the place, there also. Some of the company on horse-back said the citizens had commenced it with them & they intended to take satisfaction— [p. [78]]
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