Trial Report, between circa 12 and 20 June 1844, Partial Draft [State of Illinois v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus]
Trial Report, Draft, , Hancock Co., IL, between ca. 12 and  June 1844, State of IL v. JS for Riot on Habeas Corpus (Nauvoo, IL, Municipal Court 1844). Partial version copied [ca. 20 June 1844]; handwriting of John McEwan; four pages; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes docket.
. said. Two years this June, 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 & p[r]operty.
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 on that .
John P. McEwan. said in reference to Joseph Smith God damn him. I will shoot him. and 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 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 down fall of Genl Smith. that he did not value his life to produce the downfall of Genl Smith. [p. 4]