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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about resisting the law— a plan of operations was agreed on, that it which was, that , who was present, should take a company of 100 or more men, and go & take that day, to take the goods out of the Store at , bring them to & burn the store. was to take a company, <​& go to​> to Mill.-Port, the same day, and was to take a company and go up on the Grind stone fork also on the same day— <​that​> This arrangement was made in the house before day while I way was laying on the floor. When I arose in the morning some of <​the​> companies were gone— but I saw parade a horse company & start off with it towards Mill-Port— —I also saw a foot company also the same day, go off— On the same day in the evening I saw both these companies return— the foot company returned with had some plunder, which appeared to be beds & bed clothes &c. they passed on towards the bishop’s store— but I know not what they did with the plunder.I saw some waggons loaded, the next morning after, it was said, that was burnt; and the goods taken, I saw 4 <​loadened​> waggons stuck in the road near , which were loadened, but what their contents were I know not. I remained in the camps one day & two nights at — when I returned to west [p. [91]]
about resisting the law— a plan of operations was agreed on, which was, that , who was present, should take a company of 100 or more men, and go & take that day, to take the goods out of the Store at , bring them to & burn the store. was to take a company, & go to Mill.-Port, the same day, and was to take a company and go up on the Grind stone fork also on the same day— This arrangement was made in the house before day while I was laying on the floor. When I arose in the morning some of the companies were gone— but I saw parade a horse company & start off with it towards Mill-Port— —I also saw a foot company the same day, go off— On the same day in the evening I saw both these companies return— the foot company had some plunder, which appeared to be beds & bed clothes &c. they passed on towards the bishop’s store— but I know not what they did with the plunder.— I remained in the camps one day & two nights at — when I returned to west [p. [91]]
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