Trial Report, between circa 12 and 20 June 1844, Draft [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]

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, was a stranger in the place
John Kay, Robert Cleft, a. a. Fairnhorn [August A. Farnhorn]. . Augustus Stoffered [Stafford], . John Glason sworn. . said <​Confirmed​> the statements of previous witnesses. Pullin called for and the officer commanded silence. ’s threats have been lavish towards Genl. Smith and for a long time,— has threatened injury upon them and the property of the Smiths,— his conspiraces and threats have not been a little.
. sworn. some three or four weeks— ago— said said he would go his death against Joseph Smith and . said I know my course is wrong but if I stop I shall get hell and if I go on I shall get only hell,— and would do what he intended, at the risque of his life,— and would destroy the General if possible,— said the council had ordered the press destroyed, and who lays his hand on the press it is death to them, has frequently heard tell lies about the General— to injure his character.
John Heughs. Said <​Joseph​> Daton. & Jas. Goff. <​sworn​>
John Heughs. Said. said by God all I want to live for is to see this sink down to the lowest hell and by God it shall. Just previous to the s arriving. on the 10th. inst
. said. 2 Years this June,— [p. 3]
, was a stranger in the place
John Kay, Robert Cleft, a. a. Fairnhorn [August A. Farnhorn]. . Augustus Stoffered [Stafford], . John Glason sworn. . Confirmed the statements of previous witnesses. Pullin called for and the officer commanded silence. ’s threats have been lavish towards Genl. Smith and for a long time,— has threatened injury upon them and the property of the Smiths,— his conspiraces and threats have not been a little.
. sworn. some three or four weeks— ago— said said he would go his death against Joseph Smith and . said I know my course is wrong but if I stop I shall get hell and if I go on I shall get only hell,— and would do what he intended, at the risque of his life,— and would destroy the General if possible,— said the council had ordered the press destroyed, and who lays his hand on the press it is death to them, has frequently heard tell lies about the General— to injure his character.
John Heughs. Joseph Daton. & Jas. Goff. sworn
John Heughs. Said. said by God all I want to live for is to see this sink down to the lowest hell and by God it shall. Just previous to the s arriving. on the 10th. inst
. said. 2 Years this June,— [p. 3]
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