Petition to George O. Tompkins, between 9 and 15 March 1839 [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]

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witnesses testified that those sentiments were promulged on surtain days and in the presants of large Congrigations and your petitioners can <​prove​> by those congrations that the said Joseph Smith Jr did not promulge such ridiculas and absurd sentiments for his religon as was testify testified of and admited before the honorable . and at the same time those things had not bearing on the case that the said Joseph Smith Junior was <​pretended​> said be Charged with and after the examination the said prisoner was committed to the gail jail for treason against the state of where as the said Joseph Smith Jr did not levy war against the state of neither did he commit any overt acts neither did he aid or abet any enemy against the State of during the time that he is charged with having done so and further your petitioners have yet to learn that the has an enimy neither is the proof evident nor the presumtion grate great in its most malignant form upon the face of the testimony on the part of the <​​> expartee as it is in its nature that the said prisoner <​has​> has not committed the slightest degree of treason or any other act of transgression against the laws of the state of the MO and yet said prisoner has been committed to Clay County (Mo) for treason he has continually offered bail to any amount that could be required not withstanding your petitioners alledge that he ought to have been acquited your petitioners also alledges that the commitment was <​an​> illegal commitment for the law requires that a coppy of the testimony should be put in the hands of the jailor which was not done your petitioners alledge that the prisoner has been denied the privilage of the law in a writ of habeas corpus by the judges of this whether they have prejudged the [p. [3]]
witnesses testified that those sentiments were promulged on surtain days and in the presants of large Congrigations and your petitioners can prove by those congrations that the said Joseph Smith Jr did not promulge such ridiculas and absurd sentiments for his religon as was testified of and admited before the honorable . and at the same time those things had no bearing on the case that the said Joseph Smith Junior was pretended be Charged with and after the examination the said prisoner was committed to the jail for treason against the state of where as the said Joseph Smith Jr did not levy war against the state of neither did he commit any overt acts neither did he aid or abet an enemy against the State of during the time that he is charged with having done so and further your petitioners have yet to learn that the has an enimy neither is the proof evident nor the presumtion great in its most malignant form upon the face of the testimony on the part of the expartee as it is in its nature that the said prisoner has committed the slightest degree of treason or any other act of transgression against the laws of the state of and yet said prisoner has been committed to Clay County (Mo) for treason he has continually offered bail to any amount that could be required not withstanding your petitioners alledge that he ought to have been acquited your petitioners also alledges that the commitment was an illegal commitment for the law requires that a coppy of the testimony should be put in the hands of the jailor which was not done your petitioners alledge that the prisoner has been denied the privilage of the law in a writ of habeas corpus by the judges of this whether they have prejudged the [p. [3]]
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