Minutes and Testimonies, 12–29 November 1838 [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Joseph. H. Mc.Gee a witness for the state, produced, sworn, & examined, deposeth and saith:
— On Thursday, the 18th. day of October I was at Mr Worthington’s in , when the Mormons made at attack upon , I saw the citizens running from them, the mormons surrounded Mr Worthington’s house— I had a <​Tailor’s​> Shop in ,— Mr. Worthington had a pair of saddle .bags in my shop <​in ​>, with notes & accounts in them, and he requested me to go up to the shop & try to secure them— when I went up, the mormons had broken open my shop, and taken them <​out​> one of them had put them the saddle bags on his horse, & I asked him for them. I he answered that he had authority from Captain Still to take them & would not let me have them— he then told me I must go up to the store. I went along & when I arrived there, Clark Hallett one of the defendants, told him that he knew little Joe McGee, that there was no harm in him & to let him go.— <​an​> I was then turned loose— while at the store I saw the mormons taking out the goods out of the store- house— and packing many of the articles off on their horses.— a number of barrels & boxes were rolled out before the door— when those men made off, who had <​the​> goods packed before them, rode off, I heard a man <​who remained at the store​> halloo to another <​one of them​>, whose to send four waggons— I went down to Mr Worthingtons, & in returning towards the store again, a short time after; I saw the smoke & flames bursting from the roof of the store- house— and three men comeing out of the house who rode immediately rode off— The ballance of the [p. [103]]
Joseph. H. Mc.Gee a witness for the state, produced, sworn, & examined, deposeth and saith:
— On Thursday, the 18th. day of October I was at Mr Worthington’s in , when the Mormons made at attack upon , I saw the citizens running from them, the mormons surrounded Mr Worthington’s house— I had a Tailor’s Shop in ,— Mr. Worthington had a pair of saddle .bags in my shop in , with notes & accounts in them, and he requested me to go up to the shop & try to secure them— when I went up, the mormons had broken open my shop, and taken them out one of them had put the saddle bags on his horse, & I asked him for them. he answered that he had authority from Captain Still to take them & would not let me have them— he then told me I must go up to the store. I went along & when I arrived there, Clark Hallett one of the defendants, told him that he knew little Joe McGee, that there was no harm in him & to let him go.— I was then turned loose— while at the store I saw the mormons taking the goods out of the store- house— and packing many of the articles off on their horses.— a number of barrels & boxes were rolled out before the door— when those men , who had goods packed before them, rode off, I heard a man who remained at the store halloo to one of them, to send four waggons— I went down to Mr Worthingtons, & in returning towards the store again, a short time after; I saw the smoke & flames bursting from the roof of the store- house— and three men comeing out of the house who immediately rode off— The ballance of the [p. [103]]
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