Trial Report, between circa 12 and 20 June 1844, Draft [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Trial Report, Draft, , Hancock Co., IL, between ca. 12 and 20 June 1844, State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844); handwriting of John McEwan; certified by , 20 June 1844; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL], between ca. 12 and  June 1844; six pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL. Includes seal.
confessed he was concerned with in his iniquity and had a bad disorder, Said he knew his character was ruined.— from time to time since that witness knew had been threatening Genl. Smiths character, and property
. said he heard threaten to shoot Genl. Smith at s Store, said the destinies of this people is this day sealed in the archives of heaven— and there shall not be left one stone upon another of <on> that .
John P. Mc.Ewan, <Sworn> said in reference to Joseph Smith God damn him, if I will shoot him, & God damn him. I will shoot him and all that pertains to him.— and before ten suns shall go over our heads the and shall all be destroyed and it will be the total downfall of this Community
. sworn. said he would never let things go till he had accomplished the downfall of General Smith that he did not value his life to produce the downfall of Gen. Smith
Joseph Dalton. said if they laid their hands upon the press from that hour they might date their downfall that ten suns should not roll over their heads till the was destroyed. [p. 4]