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

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  • Historical Introduction
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, and he strongly suspected , for <​were​> useing their influence against the presidency of the Church, and further said that and were men of great influence in the country, and their influence must be put down—
In the late expedition to — I did not go but my team was pressed, four or five days afterwards <​the mormon troops had gone out​> I learned that one of my horses was sick & that I had better go out, & attend to him— I went out to & got there in the evening, four or five, remained that night & returned home to Far <​to ​> next morning to While at I saw a great deal of plunder brought in, consisting of beds. & bed cloths. I also saw one clock. and I saw 36 head of cattle drove up & put in a pen. as consecrated pro All the above property was called consecrated property— I heard and I learned <​heard​> from <​from​> those who brought , one of the mormons who was engaged in assisting to drive the cattle in, say that they had taken the cattle from the citizens of the Grindstone fork. and said he had made a valuable expedition— I saw . there who had a gun barrel in his hand, I asked him where he got it and he told me, that the evening <​before​> he had set a barn on fire and that he heard the gun go off— awhile the house was burning, and that evening, he went back & got the barrel out of the ruins of the barn— The following of the Defen [p. [74]]
, and he strongly suspected , were useing their influence against the presidency of the Church, and further said that and were men of great influence in the country, and their influence must be put down—
In the late expedition to — I did not go but my team was pressed, four or five days after the mormon troops had gone out I learned that one of my horses was sick & that I had better go out, & attend to him— I went out to & got there in the evening, , remained that night & returned home to next morning While at I saw a great deal of plunder brought in, consisting of beds. & bed cloths. I also saw one clock. and I saw 36 head of cattle drove up & put in a pen. All the above property was called consecrated property— and I heard , one of the mormons who was engaged in assisting to drive the cattle in, say that they had taken the cattle from the citizens of the Grindstone fork. and said he had made a valuable expedition— I saw . there who had a gun barrel in his hand, I asked him where he got it and he told me, that the evening before he had set a barn on fire and that he heard the gun go off— awhile the house was burning, and , he went back & got the barrel out of the ruins of the barn— The following of the Defen [p. [74]]
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