Ruling, 29 November 1838 [State of Missouri v. Gates et al. for Treason]
, Ruling, [, Ray Co., MO], 29 Nov. 1838, State of MO v. Gates et al. for Treason (Fifth Judicial Circuit of MO 1838); in Minutes and Testimonies, –; unidentified handwriting; Eugene Morrow Violette Collection, State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia.
probable cause to believe that said prisoners are guilty there of, That is to say, there is probable cause to believe that Joseph Smith Jr , and are guilty of overt acts of treason in , and for want of a jail in said prisoners are committed to the jail in to answer the charge aforesaid in the county of on the first thursday after the fourth monday in March next—
It further appearing that overt acts of treason have been committed in <>, and there being probable cause to believe that guilty there of, The said (for want of a sufficient jail in ) is committed to the jail in to answer said charge in on the 1st monday after the 4th monday in March next,
It further appearing that the murder of Moses Rowland, has been perpetrated in the county of and that there is probable cause to believe that , Norman Shearer, , and Maurice [Morris] Phelps are [p. ]