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

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in dangered if I issued it, knowing the regulation that had been entered into by the Danite band. On the monday prior to the last expedition, I heard Jos Smith Jr or say that those who had heretofore been backward in taking up arms in defending themselves, ought to or should be put upon their horses with bayonets or pitchforks & <​Smith said​> forced into the front of the battle and that the property of those who would not go into the war, should be consecrated to the use of those who did— Mr Smith said they their would beef, corn & potatoes they would take— I went in the expedition to in which was burnt. as I felt myself compelld to go from the regulations which had been made.— It was generally understood that every movement made in was under the direction and supervision of the first Presidency Jos Smith Jr & of the presidency were in . The following of the Defents. were in that expedition to viz Jos Smith Jr . , . John Buchkannan was not there— was there. was there Elijah Newman was not there. was not there. Moses Clawson I think was there— was there, a John S. Higbey [Higbee] I think was there, was there. . was there <​was there​> David Frampton was not there— Sheffield Daniels I think was not there. Benj Jones I think was there. was there. , <​was there​> & Maurice [Morris] Phelps <​I think​> were was there— [p. [52]]
in danger if I issued it, knowing the regulation that had been entered into by the Danite band. On the monday prior to the last expedition, I heard say that those who had heretofore been backward in taking up arms in defending themselves, ought to or should be put upon their horses with bayonets or pitchforks & Smith said forced into the front of the battle and that the property of those who would not go into the war, should be consecrated to the use of those who did— Mr Smith said their beef, corn & potatoes they would take— I went in the expedition to in which was burnt. as I felt myself compelld to go from the regulations which had been made.— It was generally understood that every movement made in was under the direction and supervision of the first Presidency Jos Smith Jr & of the presidency were in . The following of the Defents. were in that expedition to viz Jos Smith Jr . , . John Buchkannan was not there— was there. was there Elijah Newman was not there. was not there. Moses Clawson I think was there— was there, John S. Higbey [Higbee] I think was there, was there. . was there was there David Frampton was not there— Sheffield Daniels I think was not there. . was there. , was there Maurice [Morris] Phelps I think was there— [p. [52]]
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