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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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where I found Joseph Smith Jr , & others. I informed Jos Smith Jr that the troops had returned home some 40 or 50 in number. and but told Mr him that was in , & his troops just behind. There was a conversation among them as to what they would do. and they sent concluded to send down to s at his house, that he should <​for him to​> send an express to that his troops were not needed— some time before day, I awoke and found , & . <​in the house—​> said he had sent an the express to informing him that his militia was not needed. asked Joseph Smith Jr <​twice​> if he had come to the point now to resist the law, that he wanted that matter now distinctly understood— he said that he had succeeded in smoothing the matter over when was out. and that he had defied the to take him, but that he had submitted to be taken, be cause he Smith had done so. this was in refference to <​the​> examination to the examination <​for the offence​> for which he & Smith had been brought before in . Smith replied. The time had come— when he should resist all law— In the fore part of the night after my arrival— I heard a good deal of conversation about driving out the mob from I heard Mr Jos Smith Jr remark, there was a Store at & a grocery & at Mill-Port. And in the morning after the conversation between & Smith [p. [90]]
where I found Joseph Smith Jr , & others. I informed Jos Smith Jr that the troops had returned home some 40 or 50 in number. but told him that was in , & his troops just behind. There was a conversation among them as to what they would do. and they concluded to send down to at his house, for him to send an express to that his troops were not needed— some time before day, I awoke and found , & . in the house— said he had sent the express to informing him that his militia was not needed. asked Joseph Smith Jr twice if he had come to the point now to resist the law, that he wanted that matter now distinctly understood— he said that he had succeeded in smoothing the matter over when was out. and that he had defied the to take him, but that he had submitted to be taken, be cause he Smith had done so. this was in refference to the examination for the offence for which he & Smith had been brought before in . Smith replied. The time had come— when he should resist all law— In the fore part of the night after my arrival— I heard a good deal of conversation about driving out the mob from I heard Mr Jos Smith Jr remark, there was a Store at & a grocery at Mill-Port. And in the morning after the conversation between & Smith [p. [90]]
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