Transcript of Proceedings, 12–29 November 1838 [State of Missouri v. JS et al. for Treason and Other Crimes]

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front of the battle, & their property confiscated to the use of the army. The ancedote spoken of above about the dutchman was told by Smith after s address, and without any application of it by him— and further this deponent saith not:
Morris Phelps
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a witness produced sworn and examined in behalf of the State, deposeth and saith:
That about last June I was invited to <​a​> private meeting, in which an effort was adopt <​made​> to adopt some plan to get rid of the dissenters, there was something I did not like & opposed it with others & it failed. after that I met and he told me I ought not to have any thing to do with <​it​> that they would do as they pleased. I took his advice. I learned afterwards that they had secret meetings, but I was never invited: None of the first presidency was present at the meeting above refered to. We have a rule in the Church, authorising every one who chos <​any member to​> consecrate or give, voluntarily his surplus property to the church, for charitable purposes— last summer preached a sermon commonly called the salt sermon, which seemed to be <​have​> for its object to produce a feeling to among the people to get rid of the dissenters a for crimes alleged & because they did not <​dis​>agree<​d​> with them— immediately [p. 29]
front of the battle, & their property confiscated to the use of the army. The ancedote spoken of above about the dutchman was told by Smith after s address, and without any application of it by him— and further this deponent saith not:
Morris Phelps
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a witness produced sworn and examined in behalf of the State, deposeth and saith:
That about last June I was invited to a private meeting, in which an effort was made to adopt some plan to get rid of the dissenters, there was something I did not like & opposed it with others & it failed. after that I met and he told me I ought not to have any thing to do with it that they would do as they pleased. I took his advice. I learned afterwards that they had secret meetings, but I was never invited: None of the first presidency was present at the meeting above refered to. We have a rule in the Church, authorising any member to consecrate or give, voluntarily his surplus property to the church, for charitable purposes— last summer preached a sermon commonly called the salt sermon, which seemed to have for its object to produce a feeling among the people to get rid of the dissenters for crimes alleged & because they disagreed with them— [p. 29]
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