Warrant, 12 September 1838 [State of Missouri v. JS et al. for Riot]
Philip Covington, Warrant, to Sheriff [William Morgan] or Constable, for , Ephraim Owen, , , , , John Woods, , Riley Stewart, , Ephraim Tubbs, James Nelson, and , , MO, 12 Sept. 1838, State of MO v. JS et al. for Riot (Daviess Co., MO, Justice of the Peace Court 1838); handwriting of Philip Covington; certified by Philip Covington, 12 Sept. 1838; docket possibly by , [, MO], [ca. 12 Sept. 1838]; notation by Philip Covington, 12 Sept. 1838; notation by Elisha T. Denison, 12 Sept. 1838 with certification by , 14 Sept. 1838; notation by , 8 Oct. 1838; two pages; Daviess County Courthouse, Gallatin, MO.
The state of to the Sheriff or any constable of said Greetings Whareas complaint has been maede before me one of the Justice of the peace in and for the aforesaid upon the oath of that Ephriam Owens [Ephraim Owen] John Woods Riley Stuard [Stewart] Ephrim Tubs [Ephraim Tubbs] James Nelison late of the aforesaid did on or about the 8 day of August 1838 at the county of <unlawfully assemble themselves together and> did come and approach his house and surround it with an an armed forsce of me[n] amounting to about one hundred and fifty all well armed with guns swords and sistels [pistols?] he[a]ded by Joseph Smith and and did thare threting [threaten] him with instance death if they he did not sign a writ instrument of writing he which he considere[d] ware <no> free man at [ought] <to> have don all threten the lives of others to wit and
There are therefore to Command you to take the said Ephraim Owens John Woods Riley Steward Ephraim Tubs James Nelson if they be found in your [p. ]