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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When returned from to The goods were divided or apportioned out amongst those engaged and those these affairs <​were conducted​> under the superintendency of the first presidency— a part of the goods was brought to . On their arrival under the care of , & others shouted three hozannahs to the victors. On the day went to went to Mill Port, as I understood. I saw a great many cattle, beds, furniture &c. brought into our camps. After we all returned to the troops were constantly Kept in motion & there was a council held at s house at <​to​> to <​determine​> who should be the chiefs. It was determined that should be commander in chief at . Capt. of <​the​> flying horse of . should be commander in chief of the troops of the cavalry or flying horse. & that the propth Jos Smith Jr should be commander in chief of the whol[e] kingdom. The council was composed of Jos Smith Jr. , , <​&​> , & — The object of that council was a furtherance of the scheme proposed in council in referred to above— After this council disputed as to the chief command of the troops, & had a small <​smart​> altercation with <​about​> it <​with ​>. about weth but Smith proposed that they agree to disagree, & go on for the good of the Kingdom. The troops were kept together until the militia came out lately. There was about from 500 to 800 <​men​> as I should suppose, under arms— It was about the time that the militia [p. [8]]
When returned from to The goods were divided or apportioned out amongst those engaged and these affairs were conducted under the superintendency of the first presidency— a part of the goods was brought to . On their arrival under the care of , — & others shouted three hozannahs to the victors. On the day went to went to Mill Port, as I understood. I saw a great many cattle, beds, furniture &c. brought into our camps. After we returned to the troops were constantly Kept in motion & there was a council held at s house to determine who should be the chiefs. It was determined that should be commander in chief at . Capt. of the flying horse of . should be commander in chief of the troops of the cavalry or flying horse. & that the propth Jos Smith Jr should be commander in chief of the whole kingdom. The council was composed of Jos Smith Jr. , , & , & — The object of that council was a furtherance of the scheme proposed in council in referred to above— After this council disputed as to the chief command of the troops, & had a smart altercation about it with . but Smith proposed that they agree to disagree, & go on for the good of the Kingdom. The troops were kept together until the militia came out lately. There was about from 500 to 800 men as I should suppose, arms— It was about the time that the militia [p. [8]]
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